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Senior Electrical Technician

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Didcot, England, Oxfordshire
£31931.0 - £34709.0 per annum
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30 Jul 2021

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Senior Electrical Technician

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Salary: £31,931 - £34,709 per annum (plus annual role-based allowance of £2,000)
Hours: Full time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (4 years)
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire

Based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) the Central Laser Facility (CLF) is one of the world's leading laser centers, providing scientists mainly from the UK and continental Europe with access to an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art laser technology. The CLF has around 180 staff and its function - user facility, international research - makes it a very friendly, outgoing, externally facing sort of place. It has a welcoming and inclusive culture, and you will find that people will naturally help and support you.

The department is looking for 2 highly motivated and experienced Senior Electrical Technicians to join its electrical workshop. The electrical workshop is a small team that carry out a wide array of tasks.

Key Responsibilities Include:

* Manufacture, test, inspect, troubleshoot and repair specialized control cabinets and associated hardware
* Evaluate/modify/make safe university experimental hardware prior to being PA tested and approved for use at the CLF
* Provide operational equipment failure fault diagnosis and undertake equipment maintenance and upgrades during shutdown periods
* To interpret Electrical/Electronic circuit and schematic diagrams
* Advise design staff and project managers of circuit/system errors and omissions
* Suggest and justify improvements to designs
* Apply experience and expertise to ensure operations and minimize delivery time for new projects
* Training and supervision of apprentices.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with exceptional problem-solving skills.

Person Specification

The below criteria will be assessed at Shortlisting (S), Interview (I) or both (S&I)
* Electrical Apprenticeship or Engineering qualification, either NVQ/ONC or equivalent (S&I)
* Comprehensive Electrical Engineering background (S&I)
* Significant practical experience supporting electrical systems (S&I)
* Fully conversant with engineering drawings and circuit diagrams (S&I)
* Experience with panel building (S&I)
* Qualification in BS7671 IET 18th edition wiring regulations (S&I)
* Excellent awareness of safe working practices (S&I)
* Organised approach to complex problems. (I)
* HNC in Electrical or Electronic Engineering (S)
* Experience working on HV equipment (I)
* Experience with safety interlocks, vacuum control or moti


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. STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

At STFC, our engineers provide the technology that allows our world-leading science to make a real difference in areas that really matter: from cancer treatment to airport security, high-tech jobs to hydrogen powered cars, energy generation to accident scene emergency care, our impact is felt in many aspects of daily life. We provide and exploit space and astronomy technology, a world-leading neutron scattering facility, ultra-fast supercomputers, amazing scientific instruments and some of the most powerful lasers in the world. We work with industry and academia throughout the UK, Europe and the world.

STFC can offer you an excellent working environment. Our laboratories are based in beautiful rural locations in Cheshire, Oxfordshire and in Edinburgh, with great amenities and quality of life for you and your family. We are at the centre of burgeoning high-tech campuses buzzing with economic investment and even more promise for the future. Our people enjoy attractive benefits and plenty of opportunity for development. Whether you are beginning or furthering your career, we can offer you excellent opportunities to test out and broaden your skills and experience and to gain real technical and managerial expertise working in dynamic team and project environments.

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