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Vacuum Control and Instrumentation Technician

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Recruiter: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Listed on: 17th March
Location: Culham
Salary/Rate: £33441 - £37579
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 2020-03-17

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Vacuum Control and Instrumentation Technician
Job Ref: 4388
Job Title: Vacuum Control and Instrumentation Technician
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £33,441 - £37,579 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Closing Date: 31st May 2020
Are you an experienced Electrical Technician with experience of vacuum systems?
Do you have experience in the design and installation of new and replacement vacuum systems?
The UK Atomic Energy Authority has an excellent opportunity for an Electrical Technician to work within a small team of engineers and technicians under the supervision of the Vacuum Control & Instrumentation Section Leader. As the Electrical Technician, you will be a trained vacuum systems electrical technician responsible for the safe operation of the JET and MAST-U vacuum systems during operational periods, and maintenance and upgrades during shutdown periods.
Key responsibilities include:
- The project management, design, installation and commissioning of new or replacement vacuum systems and equipment.
- The maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting and improvement of the existing vacuum systems and associated infrastructure of the JET and MAST-U fusion machines.
- Design, assembly, fault diagnosis and repair of the Control & Instrumentation modules utilised on the JET and MAST-U Vacuum Systems.
- Proactively improve the reliability & efficiency of the existing vacuum systems by proposing, designing & implementing solutions.
At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the Organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.
UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding, two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in people.
For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits, please download the application pack.
Knowledge, skills and experience
- HNC in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
- Experienced with the use and implementation of Programmable Logic Controllers, plant interlocks and signal conditioning, amplification and processing.
- A basic understanding of vacuum systems and vacuum technology.
- Experience of working in environments subject to radiological control.
Special requirements:
- A significant proportion of the Vacuum Group plant is located in operational areas that cannot be accessed during machine operation, therefore fault-finding and remedial work must be planned at short notice and often outside of working hours.
- Be prepared to participate in the Vacuum C & I Section on-call roster.
Selection Methods and Notes:
- As part of the selection process, you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.
- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
- Please note, UKAEA does not pay travel expenses for interviews.
- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.
- Please note, all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.