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Model Technician

Are you an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual looking for a new opportunity? We currently have a vacancy for a Model Technician in our construction team, based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

About the role

The construction team build highly accurate models, primarily from wood and concrete, in our extensive test facilities.  To get an idea of the work involved in this role you can see information on our facilities, and a video showing an example of the construction team’s recent work, here: http://www.hrwallingford.com/facilities/physical-modelling

Duties include assisting in the construction of experimental models for civil engineering projects and general maintenance of the model facilities.  The majority of work will be undertaken indoors.

About you

Experience in the building trade, particularly floor screeding, plastering and a clean driving licence would be advantageous, although on the job training / support will be provided. The capability to work from technical drawings and/or verbal instruction, self-motivation and a positive, ‘can do’ attitude are required attributes.

Additional skills such as welding, basic carpentry and construction plant licences or proven experience with heavy machinery (digger/roller/dumper/telehandler) would be useful; training / refresher training will be provided as required and we are open to considering an apprenticeship, or day release at college, to develop/expand skillsets if appropriate. The team often works to tight deadlines so willingness to work overtime (including weekends) as workload demands is important.

This is a permanent, full time role.

About us

Our people are our most important asset. We are committed to recruiting and retaining staff of the highest calibre – people who have the desire and determination to succeed and be ambitious, not only for themselves but for their colleagues and clients too. We are relentless in our drive to create an exceptional working environment and we look for energy and positivity to ensure our staff remain inspired. We offer a stimulating working environment that seeks to surprise colleagues and clients with what we can achieve. We share knowledge, ideas and experience to underpin our value of working collaboratively. Our work is authentic, based on evidence and facts, and we aspire to be aware, manage, understand and master the challenges of expanding world issues and complex customer problems.

Our excellent benefits package includes:

  • A defined contribution pension scheme with minimum 10% contribution from the employer (up to 15% with matched funding)
  • Life insurance x 3 salary (subject to eligibility rules)
  • 22 days holiday, plus three days discretionary company holiday and eight bank holidays, 
  • Permanent health insurance (subject to eligibility rules). 
  • Flexible working hours which allows for additional leave to be taken subject to hours accrued and business needs 
  • Onsite restaurant, gym and nursery.
  • Active sports and social club.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

How to apply

To apply, please send a two page CV and a covering letter to personnel@hrwallingford.com contact Sharon Draper, Personnel Advisor, HR Wallingford, Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BA, United Kingdom.

Closing date: 21 February 2020

HR Wallingford is an equal opportunities employer.

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