Workshop and Infrastructure Technician Uk Visa Sponsorship

April 5, 2024
£29.6 - £33.0 / year

Job Description




The School of Life Sciences is looking for a Senior Workshop Technician (Instrument Repairs & Maintenance) to join a small but crucial team that performs critical repairs and maintenance services to the school’s laboratory and controlled environment equipment. You will be responsible for supporting equipment that is critical to our world-class research on a variety of major issues in biomedical, environmental, systems, plant and agricultural, and biosciences.

Although this position is largely situated at the Gibbet Hill Campus, occasional travel to the local site in Wellesbourne and the partner CSRL campus at Walsgrave Hospital may be required; however, this will be done in company cars and as part of a planned routine. On-site, the position will typically assist work at the two co-located Schools of Life Sciences and Warwick Medical School.

The institution promotes applications from a diverse workforce and provides a variety of additional incentives, including an excellent annual leave package.

For casual inquiries, please contact the Workshop and Infrastructure Manager, Mr. David Hibberd at:

About You


Your primary responsibilities will include diagnosing faults and repairing equipment, as well as assisting with the creation and modification of lab research and instructional equipment. The ability to plan your workload, communicate and liaise with a diverse range of clients and stakeholders, keep correct records and job details, and give good customer service are all essential abilities for this career.

You must have an NVQ Level 4/HNC/HND or equivalent in one of the following areas: electronics, electro/mechanical/mechatronics; or be educated to A Level standard or equivalent in Maths and/or a relevant subject; or have relevant experience at a high level in a similar work setting.

Candidates with a broad variety of transferable abilities and a history in similar practical fields (e.g., field service engineers/electromechanical equipment repairs) will be considered based on their prior relevant experience. In-house training on the specifics of the equipment and position will be offered and can be expanded over time.


Right to work in the UK.

If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/or are looking for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa under the UK’s points-based immigration system, please click on this link for more information on obtaining the right to work in the UK and eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.

For individuals who qualify, the University of Warwick provides relocation and Immigration Support Scheme packages to help with relocation costs, visa applications, and Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) fees.

About the Department


School of Life Science


We believe that collegiality, openness, inclusivity, and diversity are crucial for a great workplace; this ethic has helped us earn an Athena SWAN Silver medal. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, therefore if you are interested in this post, we encourage you to apply even if your previous experience does not exactly match. We also encourage applications from any group with protected features.


About the University


The University of Warwick, founded in the 1960s with a spirit of boldness, innovation, and collaboration, is a world-renowned research-intensive university with the highest academic and research standards. We’re one of the world’s best institutions, ranking 67th globally and 10th in the UK*, with 92% of our research classified as ‘world leading or internationally excellent’**.

You’ll be joining a diverse, innovative, and internationally connected group dedicated to driving real-world progress. At Warwick, we provide possibilities for you to pursue your dreams as long as you bring the energy and commitment to succeed.

QS World University Rankings: 2024

** Research Excellence Framework 2021.

How To Apply


Applications should include a CV and a covering note explaining why you are interested in this position. Within this material, you should indicate how you meet the requirements of this role by referring to each of the essential and desirable qualities listed in the person specification.

This information will be utilised in the shortlisting process; without this evidence, we may be unable to shortlist your application.

Please keep in mind that if you do not provide evidence of the basic requirements, we may be unable to shortlist your application.

In addition, you can indicate any professional pauses you may have taken (e.g., parental/caring/long-term sick leave, part-time work, secondments) or any instances when you were unable or limited from working due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Closing Date: May 6, 2024 at 23:55.

To streamline our employment process, we ask that all candidates submit their applications through our official website. This ensures that all applications are received in a consistent format and processed promptly by our HR team.

The interviews will take place on a date to be determined.


What We Offer


We will provide you a wide range of benefits, including an attractive pension scheme, 26 days of vacation plus Christmas shutdown, outstanding learning and development opportunities, and discounts on a variety of products and services. We provide a substantial maternity, paternity, adoption, and parental leave policy, as well as onsite daycare facilities.

We are pleased to announce that we are a Living Wage employer.

Our Commitment to Inclusion.


Warwick is dedicated to creating a culture of mutual respect and dignity by fostering a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive working and learning environment. We realise that everyone is unique in both visible and invisible ways, and that these differences must be acknowledged, respected, and treasured. Wherever feasible, we go above and beyond legislation to create an environment in which everyone may thrive, assisting all employees in reaching their full potential. We want to eliminate economic, social, and cultural hurdles that would otherwise prohibit people from achieving.

We welcome and promote applications from all communities, regardless of culture, background, age, disability, gender identity or expression, race, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation.

The University now possesses the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, the Athena Swan Silver Award, and the Disability Smart Bronze Award. The University of Warwick is also one of the six founding member institutions of the EUTOPIA European University Alliance.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

The University of Warwick follows the DBS Code of Practice and agrees not to discriminate unfairly against anyone who makes a Disclosure regarding a conviction or other facts revealed. More information is accessible on the University’s Vacancy webpage, and applicants can request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.