Interlocks & Electronics Senior Technician

£30,782 - £36,479 (including allowances)
14 Jun 2019
04 Jul 2019
Job Type

Interlocks & Electronics Senior Technician



£30,782 - £36,479 (including allowances)

Full time



Do you regard yourself a good electrical engineer, good at fault finding and a logical thinker? Are you up to the challenge of designing high integrity safety PLC systems? Are you interested in making a difference to the way people working with high power laser technology are made safe? If you think you possess any of these characteristics get in touch with us here at the Central Laser Facility – we may have a job for you!

Take a look at our website ( to see the type of innovative work we are engaged in at the Central Laser Facility (CLF) and see for yourself that we help to inspire solutions to everyday problems including developing new energy sources to help us meet our energy needs, without adding to our greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, through new technologies that keep us safe in an uncertain world, to finding new ways to see beneath the skin to diagnose cancer and bone disease.

The Role:

This is a very busy and responsible role primarily working closely with laser scientists and engineering staff to help specify, design, install, commission and document personnel safety systems. Additional responsibilities include programming PLC’s and HMI’s and to ensure all relevant documentation, including CAD drawings, are up to date. However, and wherever possible, the full scope of the job will depend on the candidate’s skill set and area of interest.

About You:

You are likely to have an electrical/electronic/instrumentation background and be qualified to a minimum of HNC in a STEM subject (or equivalent). Having served a recognised apprenticeship (or equivalent) with experience of safe systems of work you will have a good understanding of electrical & electronic components/systems and be familiar with circuit and block diagrams. As a self-motivated individual with an ability to take the initiative where needed you will possess a willingness and ability to tackle complex problems.

You are a responsible individual with a ‘can do’ attitude and an aptitude to organise yourself with a creative, logical and pragmatic approach to your work. You will have a high level of drive, enthusiasm and focus in attaining set objectives and, as a team player, you will also be able to communicate in a friendly, clear and concise manner with staff at all levels and be able to supervise junior team members. Candidates with a working knowledge of the AutoCAD design/drawing or similar package would be considered favourably though training may be given.

About Us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) 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.

What we offer

We recognise and value employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

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 on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 4th July 2019.

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