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Laboratory Technician in Electrical and Electronic, and Applied Sound Engineering

School of Computing & Engineering

Salary:   £27,292 to £32,918 per annum
Release Date:   Thursday 30 September 2021
Closing Date:   Sunday 31 October 2021
Interview Date:   Tuesday 23 November 2021
Reference:   COMP0024

The University of West London (UWL) is University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and is Shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards 2021 for Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year. We pride ourselves on putting students at the heart of everything we do, and our curriculum and teaching approaches are resolutely student-centred. We are seeking to appoint individuals with the experience and enthusiasm needed to continue delivering an outstanding student experience.


The School

The School of Computing and Engineering is a dynamic and forward-looking School with high quality teaching, student experience and research informed teaching at the top of its priority list. The School has strong links with local, national and international partners and employability of graduates is the key to courses that we offer. The School enjoys state-of-the-art equipment and continues to invest heavily in its improvement. 


We offer a number of courses fully accredited by relevant professional bodies across the board. The School maintains strong links with the industry as well as the professional bodies in connection with our Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses.


The Role 


You will be responsible for the everyday running of the school’s undergraduate teaching laboratories and providing technical support for the practical laboratory sessions. You will also liaise and provide support for academic and research activities.


You must have excellent communication skills, be highly organised and also be able to work independently as well as in a team.  


Candidates should have a minimum of an engineering HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject and have a track record of working in an engineering or research environment.


The Person


You will be expected to have excellent practical skills and be experienced in using EDA software for the design and manufacture of printed circuit boards. It would be an advantage if you have experience of using the Cadence OrCAD suite of PCB software tools and are experienced in using PCB milling machines, Laser cutters and 3D printers. Software programming skills for microcontrollers and C language would also be an advantage.


How to Apply 


To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: 


Please email  if you need any assistance with the application process.



For informal enquiries about the position please contact the Head of Subject (Engineering), Professor Joe Rizzuto, by writing to or call on 020 8231 2638.

Additional Information 


Our department/school is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 


The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.


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