Kevin Fryer

Pronouns: He/him
  • Mechanical Workshop Supervisor

Key roles and responsibilities

  • I have responsibility for the provision, leadership and management of the Wolfson School’s and Sports technology institute Mechanical Workshop technical staff in delivering a complete technical service supporting teaching and research activities throughout both areas.
  • To provide mechanical and manufacturing support for undergraduate and post graduate students, PHDs research staff and academic staff throughout Wolfson school, including Sports Technology institute (STI)
  • To act as a first point of contact for students and allocate duties to individual technicians; to take receipt of work requests from staff and students, providing accurate advice on timescales and costs associated with its completion and design support and guidance
  • To monitor staff workloads hours and flexi-sheets, managing staff holidays and sickness absences, to ensure that work can be delivered within agreed timescales. Maintaining records for your area.
  • To ensure that a safe working environment is maintained at all times through compliance with Health and Safe under Puwer and carry out Health and Safety and Housekeeping Audits
  • To monitor the workshop budget, order supplies as required and ensure that stock levels are maintained, particularly for student project requirements, using appropriate purchasing and supplier selection techniques in line with university policy.
  • Review and Maintaining Safety Documentation, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), general Risk Assessments (and COSHH Assessments), Training Records, PPE, local operational procedures, using the University’s electronic system were possible, to include conducting new risk assessments as required within your areas of responsibility.
  • Support the Technical Resource Manager in the recruitment process for Technical Staff, Carry out shortlisting, for interviews, and selection for technical posts.
  • Using a high degree of technical expertise to provide technical instruction/training, supervision, and demonstration within the Mechanical Workshop.
  • To undertake Personal Development Reviews (PDRs) with the staff in the mechanical workshop, in a constructive and professional manner and produce actions to manage and enhance performance and the personal development of the team.
  • To identify equipment upgrades and planning the future development of the workshops by identifying opportunities for improvements.

Alternative contacts

  • Mark Taylor
  • Kevin Clarke
  • Dermott O'Connor
  • Lee Page
  • Tom Partington
  • Mark Worley