Laboratories and Cleanroom Technician

Department of Mechanical Engineering

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 17th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £25,715 - £29,088 per annum
  • REF: 1880343
  • Closes: 01st December 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Main duties include, maintenance of all Personal Protective Equipment, preparation for servicing visits, stocking up consumables, mentoring new users of equipment as appropriate, undertaking Portable Appliance Testing (PAT), Laser cutting (Nd:YAG laser) and Parylene coating.

The post holder also regularly makes or requests items from the workshop. The post holder will be expected to maintain and utilise the equipment within the Cleanroom and laboratories shared by the department. General duties and responsibilities in relation to the role will include, Install standard operating procedures and contribute towards safe working practices within the laboratories. Also Preparing progress reports on a regular basis as required, Acting as a local First Aider / Fire Marshall as required.

Key Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including Mathematics and English Language) or equivalent, or having acquired relevant experience. Awareness of Health and Safety requirements within a laboratory. An aptitude for practical engineering work, i.e. able to make things and mend them. Good problem solving skills. The ability to perform tasks with care and attention to detail and to demonstrate how to use tools and equipment properly and safely. The ability to work with academic leads, staff colleagues and students, in groups or individually. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good written and spoken English, with the ability to convey technical matters to non-technical personnel.

The ability to demonstrate excellent attention to detail and to keep clear and accurate records.

Excellent time management and personal organisational skills, with the ability to manage own workload and work to deadlines. Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal or no supervision. The ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as individually. The ability to exercise good judgement and to be flexible and adaptable as the priorities of the post change. Willingness to develop new skills as required, and to receive on-going training in laboratory and computer based skills.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

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Closing Date

1 Dec 2021

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