Calibration Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, West Berkshire
Closing date
1 Nov 2019

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Calibration Engineer - Electronic & Instrumentation

Location: Reading / Basingstoke area

Package: £25,000 - £30,000 (dependent on experience) plus market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available. We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours.

AWE has been named in the Sunday Times top 25 big companies to work for in 2019.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within a small team of engineers and subject matter experts calibrating a wide range of electrical, electronic and thermal instrumentation. Calibrating both in lab and in-situ working with customers to provide certified calibrations traceable to national / international standards.

You will assist in the provision, maintenance and implementation of local technical documentation for the calibration centre, including the preparation of maintenance / work instructions, calibration procedures and risk assessments.

On a day to day basis you will get to apply and hone your craft skills, working in accordance with task instructions in a safe and effective manner to ensure plant and equipment are available as required.

You will be expected to maintain current knowledge of all applicable procedures, legislation and safety measures as well as providing technical advice and guidance to customers and stakeholders.

To be considered for these roles, you must have an engineering apprenticeship with a minimum NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in a relevant technical discipline or NVQ/Diploma level 2 plus industrial experience.

You will also need:

· Working knowledge/experience of operational craft activities including fault finding techniques and methodologies

· Working knowledge/experience of building services, plant, equipment and processes

· An understanding of Safe Systems of Work (SSoW) and the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA)

· Ideally, you will have demonstrable experience relating the maintenance of electrical, electronic instrumentation

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.


We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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