Senior Certified Technician

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire
Salary £30,782 to £33,459
12 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019

Senior Certified Technician

Salary £30,782 to £33,459 (plus a Recruitment and Retention Allowance)

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire

Full time and part time considered


About Us
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering.

As part of UK Research and Innovation, STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance. This includes 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege days, Christmas shut down, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, an exceptional defined benefit pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies.

About the Role

You will carry out electronic and electrical assembly work to IPC and European Space Agency (ESA) Standards and other activities relating to the manufacture of electronic assemblies for use in space. You will be based at RAL within the Production & Software Group of the Imaging Systems Division within RAL Space. The Imaging Systems Division has a long-standing heritage of excellence in Space flight going back over 50 years. We build electronic systems for spaceflight and hence quality is paramount in our work. 

You will demonstrate a flexible approach, have a good engineering understanding, and a good eye for detail. Many of our projects are unique, and hence it's sometimes down to the technician to plan and organise the manufacture rather than to follow drawings. You will also be supervising junior technicians to ensure the best practice is promulgated within the Production Group.

About You

You will need to hold GCSE’S (or equivalent) in Maths an English, pass the visual acuity test resolving in being able to hold an ESA operator certificate and hold an ESA certificated, level 3.

You will need to have attended and passed the following ESA courses EO1, EO4, EO5 and EO6,7&8 high-reliability crimping or/ and wrapping. You will also need to have experience in using production management software.

To Apply

You must include a cover letter outlining your 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 9th September 2019.

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