Technician in Engineering

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary See description

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1391357

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Technician in Engineering based in Belfast.

The company

Belfast Met is the largest and longest established further and higher education college in Northern Ireland. We offer a broad range of innovative, high quality, economically relevant provision.

Our modern, award-winning estate spans the length and breadth of the city of Belfast and comprises four main campuses – Titanic Quarter, Millfield, Springvale and Castlereagh – as well as a range of smaller outreach centres, including the new community hub at Girdwood.

We attract over 37,000 enrolments per year and continually adapt and develop our curriculum to keep pace with shifting economic and skills demands. In addition to equipping the city of Belfast and beyond with the skills for work, we are also a £60 million business in our own right. We provide employment to over 1,000 people and procure around £7 million of goods and services per year.


The College’s goal is to be an excellent organisation and a great place to work for all its people.

  • a generous holiday allowance to staff. Leave entitlement will depend on your grade and length of service (further information available in the Candidate Brief document). 
  • New staff are automatically enrolled into the Northern Ireland Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Benenden Healthcare scheme is open to all staff who pay the same flat rate per week. The services include a UK-based GP advice line, stress counselling helpline, independent care advice service, and discounts on health screening.
  • Other benefits include: Occupational Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave/Pay Carer Leave; flexible working; Training and Development and Cycle to work Scheme

Job title: Technician in Engineering         

# of posts: 1

Location: Belfast

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £18,870 – £23,111


Belfast Met are seeking to appoint a Technician in Engineering on a full time permanent basis.

The recently published skills barometer report showed that the largest supply gaps are forecasted within STEM related subject areas. From healthcare to engineering; building services to applied sciences; computer drawing packages to the built environment – the STEM offering within Belfast Metropolitan College covers a diverse range of courses to suit students at all levels.

The School of Science, Engineering and Construction currently has over 100 lecturers delivering this diverse curriculum across multiple sites to almost 3000 students on Training programmes, Further and Higher Education and is currently benefitting from significant capital investment to better meet the needs of our learners in line with the NI Economic Strategy.

This ongoing investment requires the appointment of an Engineering Technician to support the delivery of our current curriculum to meet the requirements laid down by the Department for the Economy, other stakeholders and the objectives laid down in the College Development Plan.

What you need:

Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge

  • Hold a minimum of a level 3 qualification in a mechanical, aeronautical or manufacturing engineering discipline PLUS two year’s relevant industry experience.
  • Demonstrable experience of setting and operating conventional machine tools such as turning, milling and drilling.
  • Demonstrable experience of relevant Health & Safety procedures to include experience of completing risk assessments
  • Experience of general maintenance conventional machine tools.
  • Experience of Ordering equipment 

To Apply

To Apply and for more information on this post and application form is available on Belfast Met’s website using our online recruitment portal or using the link below.

Closing date is 12:00noon on Wednesday 20 February 2019