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Operations Technician (Based in France)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Burgundy, Dijon, France
£26000 - £37000 per annum
Closing date
4 Nov 2020
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AWE is currently recruiting for a Technician to join our Operations Team, in Epure (France). You will be providing hands-on technical support operating and maintaining high power X-ray machines used in hydrodynamics experiments.

Location - Epure, France (North of Dijon)

Salary - c£26,500 - £37,000 pa (will depend on your level of experience and suitability)

AWE offer a competitive salary, 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.

Following a specialised training programme in the UK and continuing in France, the role will entail using and maintaining all aspects of high voltage systems and flash X-ray diagnostics used to record machine performance. Those who enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, will spend at least 5 years working full time in France.

We are interested in hearing from ONC/HNC (or equivalent) qualified individuals, in an engineering/science discipline, with practical experience in an experimental or operational environment.

Candidates must be willing and able to:

  • Be permanently located in France for up to 5 years
  • To communicate in the French language (training will be provided but it should be recognised that significant personal commitment and self-study will be required to reach the required level)
  • Work in designated areas of site

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

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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