Waste Consignment Technician

14 Apr 2018
20 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Waste Consignment Technician

Job Ref: 2726
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £25,046 to £28,461 pa dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme
Closing date: 25th April 2018

Are you an experienced Waste Consignment Technician with the ability to work on your own or as part of a team without supervision?

Are you qualified to A-Level or BTEC in a technical subject (Science, Maths or Engineering) or do you have equivalent experience?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a Waste Consignment Technician to join their team within the Active Department.

Waste Management Group (WMG), based at Culham, within the UK Atomic Energy Authority (The Authority), provide full waste management services to the Culham site including collection, processing and disposal of radioactive, hazardous and controlled waste generated as part of the JET Fusion experiment.

We are seeking a Waste Consignments Technician to join our team to develop and continue to support the radioactive waste data systems used to track all radioactive waste generated at CCFE from generation to off-site disposal. The successful applicant will join as part of the Waste Systems and Consignments Section in Waste Management Group.

Key accountabilities/responsibilities include:

- Responsible for quality control of all CCFE radioactive waste consignments following written quality control documentation

- Responsible for arranging all radioactive waste consignments from site

- Responsible for liaising with the Radioactive Waste Section and other CCFE departments to ensure waste consignments are transferred from site safely and within prescribed timescales

- Responsible for producing risk assessments and safety documentation for waste consignments

- Responsible for reporting on the progress status of JET / EUROfusion targets for radioactive waste disposals

- Second point of contact for Waste Disposal service providers used by the organisation

The 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 its people.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the website.

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

Knowledge skills and experience


- Qualified to A-Level or BTEC in a technical subject (Science, Maths or Engineering) or equivalent experience
- Experience entering or working with scientific data and auditing the data entry of others.
- Experience following and implementing operational plans, quality systems and procedures.
- Experience and knowledge of radioactive or hazardous waste principles and / or technical experience in nuclear industry.
- Ability to solve complex problems with innovative solutions in a proactive manner and apply appropriate attention to detail.
- Have a positive attitude to change and willingness to raise issues / deviations through the line management chain.
- Ability to work on own or as part of a team without supervision.


- Good understanding of nuclear fusion waste issues and experience managing waste in a nuclear fusion environment with knowledge of JET systems and processes would be beneficial.
- Supervisory experience
- Experience using standard Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of MS Access query development, complex MS Excel formulas and MS Project would be beneficial.

Special requirements:

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.

Selection Method(s):

- 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 do 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.

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/960528523

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