Engineering and Automotive Technician – Fixed term Contract until 29 September 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Engineering and Automotive Technician to join our Engineering and Automotive department.

To provide technical support services in the Automotive Workshop. To support the academic staff in the preparation of classroom activity.

The successful applicant must have:

  • Appropriate qualification relating to the automotive industry
  • GCSEs (grade A-C) or equivalent in English and Maths
  • IT skills including Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook/Teams)
  • Basic knowledge of Health and Safety and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

The roles main duties include:

  • To prepare materials, apparatus and equipment for student practical work, training and lectures in workshops and classrooms. Please note this will involve lifting and handling.
  • Assist academic staff in accomplishing learning objectives.
  • Maintain accurate records and levels of tools, materials and consumables ordering replenishment stock as necessary.
  • Coordinate curriculum area administrative paperwork.
  • Organise and ensure effective operation and security of classrooms and workshop area, with particular regard to hazardous and/or inflammable material and their safe storage.
  • To prepare risk assessments and COSHH paperwork annually.
  • Monitor and update risk assessments for the areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure all areas are clean, tidy and safe to ensure adequate care of health and safety and take immediate action (e.g. disconnection of power supply) if there is a reason to suppose a safety hazard exists and report the hazard immediately.
  • Carry out checks to ensure equipment is maintained in accordance with Health & Safety requirements and be responsible for reviewing and updating departmental risk assessments.
  • To train and be a practising first aider within the department.

Fancy a long weekend?

Grantham College is trialling a 4-day working week which will run from September 2022 until the end of July 2023. If you wish to participate in the trial you will benefit from a reduction in working hours with no loss of pay. For a full-time member of staff with a permanent salaried contract for 37 hours per week the working hours will reduce to an average of 33 hours per week with the same pro rata reduction for part time employees. Annual leave entitlements will reduce in line with the reduction in contracted hours, but the number of weeks of leave will remain the same. Employees will work their core hours Monday to Thursday with the aim to offer staff the option of a maximum working week of 4 days on a rotation of 3 out of every 4 weeks.

The four-day week is generally considered to bring benefits which help employees, the organisation, and the climate.

The potential benefits of the trail are improved work-life balance, a happier, healthier & more productive workforce leading to better student outcomes, reduction in employees childcare/caring costs and commuting time & cost. The college hopes this trial will boost gender equality in the work force alongside a positive reduction in its carbon footprint, improving air quality and congestion our the local environment.

What we offer you in return:

  • An excellent pension scheme Local Government: Employer Contribution 23.8 %
  • A continued professional development programme
  • A generous annual holiday allowance of 25 days for Support employees, this will increase to 29 days, after 5 years’ service
  • Generous occupational sick pay scheme after one years service
  • Family friendly policies, including up to 5 paid occasions for time off for dependants within a 12 month period, after the first year of service
  • Five college closure days in December in addition to annual leave

The closing date for all applications will be Sunday 04 December 2022. Interviews will be held on Monday 12 December 2022.

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we will only be able to contact candidates who have been selected for interview. You are welcome to download a full application pack and return your completed application to hrapplications@grantham.ac.uk  
Please note that we do not accept CV’s by way of application or online application via other websites, you must complete a Grantham College application form. Grantham College are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. All employment offers are subject to a self-funded satisfactory enhanced DBS check. The successful applicant will have a deduction of £44 taken from payroll. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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