MRF Technician

Culham, Abingdon
£25,422 - £28,888 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
10 Sep 2019
09 Oct 2019
Job Type

Do you want to work in our new state-of-the-art, rapidly expanding Materials Research Facility?

The UKAEA are seeking multi-skilled technicians to prepare radioactive and non-radioactive samples for scientific research. The postholder will use a wide range of facilities as part of their work, including nuclear shielded cells, instrument cells and gloveboxes within the MRF.

The nature of the work means you may be eligible for an ongoing enhanced payment, the circumstances in which this would be the case, can be explained at interview.

Key accountabilities/responsibilities include:
-Preparation of radioactive samples in shielded cells using master-slave manipulators (MSMs)
-Work with the existing team and customers to design, prepare and undertake experiments
-Operate and maintain a wide range of equipment including MSMs
-Maintain high levels of safety and housekeeping in your work
-Help develop processes and equipment
-Segregate, characterise and package wastes for disposal

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

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.

Knowledge skills and experience

-Ability to work with both fine-scale mechanical techniques and relatively large systems
-Keen interest and ability to improve efficiencies by reviewing current process/procedures
-Ability to communicate with customers and colleagues
-Ability to work on own and as part of a team to meet the operational needs of the facility

-Insight in adapting equipment for hot-cell use
-Educated to HNC/HND or equivalent
-Classified radiation and beryllium worker with hot-cell experience

Special requirements:
-Willing to become a classified radiation and beryllium worker

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.

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