ISIS Duty Technician

Science & Technology Facilities Council
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

ISIS Duty Technician - IRC245288


Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot

£35,430.75 - £38,512 (dependent on skills and experience and including shift allowances)

Full Time

Open Ended

About Us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

ISIS is the world’s leading pulsed neutron and muon source for research in the physical and life sciences. Situated at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, the accelerator facility performs cutting edge research into the structure and properties of materials at an atomic and molecular level and is the most productive research centre of its type in the world.

About the role

The ISIS Facility is operated 24/7 by dedicated engineers and technicians who are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the £multimillion particle accelerator and two target station complexes. To facilitate this, the shift crew teams (3 people form one crew) currently work three eight hour shifts during weekdays and two twelve hour shifts at weekends throughout the year.

We are currently searching for an addition to our shift crew on duty: a Duty Technician for the Particle Accelerator. You will be providing technical and handling support for the safe operation of the accelerator and the two target stations. This includes assisting in fault finding, safety searches as well as routine tasks such as checklists and physical tours around the ISIS premises to inspect the different equipment.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • assisting in first line fault diagnosis for the accelerator (including electrical as well as mechanical issues) under high time pressure with the highest regard for personnel and equipment safety
  • assisting in repairing/replacing failed equipment like power supplies, magnets, etc.
  • supporting optimisation of accelerator, target stations and associated equipment operations
  • monitoring and documenting real time data
  • performing physical tours of the accelerator premises looking for any unusual signs (burning odour, alarms, discolorations, noises, etc.).
  • using overhead cranes for light lifting duties
  • issuing radiation badges and dosimeters
  • performing searches of controlled areas prior to accelerator operations to guarantee personnel safety.

Additionally there is the possibility of working for other groups during day shifts.

About you

You should have an ONC, or significant relevant experience in an engineering discipline. A HNC/HND or degree level would be desirable.

You will be able to demonstrate relevant experience in logical fault finding along with experience with power supplies, ionising radiation and interlock systems. You should also have a good working knowledge of safety hazards of a large scale facilities.

It is essential that you have very good interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate clearly written and verbally, concisely and confidently with individuals from all levels.

You will become a regular shift worker and a classified radiation worker. You will also become part of the Alarm Investigation Team (includes First Aider training).

What we offer

An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone.

The closing date for applications is 3rd June 2018.

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