Mechanical Support Technician

Science and Technology Facilities Council
Closing date
14 Jul 2022
Mechanical Support Technician

Salary: £25,702 to £27,938 per annum (dependent on skills and experience). A Specialist Allowance of up to £2000 per annum is also available for this role.

Contract Type: Open Ended

Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire.

Come and do the kind of work that made you want to be a technician. Stretch your technical skills while building human understanding. Working alongside world-leading scientists and engineers, shape projects that improve lives in the UK and far beyond.

Put simply, come and discover the impact you can make when you're equipped, encouraged and inspired to perform to your very best.

Our ISIS facility is a leading particle accelerator used to carry out research in the physical and life sciences. The facility performs ground-breaking research into the structure and properties of materials at atomic and molecular level, and is the most productive research centre of its type in the world.

As a Mechanical Support Technician in the ISIS Facility, you will be based in the main workshop and work in all areas of the ISIS accelerator and extraction beam lines. Your role will be to assist in the manufacture and installation of components and assemblies required to ensure the accelerator remains working.

Further responsibilities include:

Producing high quality machining work (including turning and milling) to close tolerances.
Support with the build, assembly, modification and installation of new projects connected with the ISIS accelerator.
Initiating the repair and maintenance of a wide range of installed components for a given area of the accelerator.Working within our established team of technicians, you will be collaborating with people with a wide range of specialities. This offers a great opportunity for sharing knowledge and a chance for you to build your experience in other skills areas.

We are looking for someone with:

A recognised mechanical engineering apprenticeship or equivalent experience.
Experience as a machinist.
Experience in CNC tooling and programming.
Solid understanding of safety issues and current health and safety legislation. Our Benefits

We are offering a permanent position that provides a whole host of family friendly benefits including; 30 days holiday (in addition to bank holidays), an excellent pension scheme, employee shopping/travel discounts, a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance.

UKRI is an Equal Opportunity & Disability Confident Employer.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business-support team explore the unknown across every field you could think of. And they turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.

What could you achieve with the world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe's largest research organisations by your side? Join us and discover what's possible.

How to apply:

For full details on the role, please visit our careers site. Please submit an application including your CV and Cover Letter that clearly showcases how your skills and experience align to the requirements of the role.

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Closing Date: 3rd July 2022

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