Do you have a background, experience or knowledge, of Mechatronics and are keen to develop your experience with a company that gives you every other Friday off? Then a career at AWE could be for you!
Mechatronics Craft Engineer
Location: Reading/ Basingstoke area
AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) 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. We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time.
Working within our Craft Engineering team, this is an excellent opportunity for a multi-disciplined Craft Practitioner to work with bespoke equipment undertaking planned and reactive maintenance activities on plant and equipment which can include installations, repairs, replacement, calibration, testing and modifications to optimise plant and equipment availability.
This role will give you the opportunity to apply your expertise and experience to produce safe systems of work and work instructions and demonstrate your understanding, competence and within your designated area of responsibility.
We would encourage applications from engineers (across various technical disciplines) to apply who can demonstrate:
- An engineering apprenticeship with a minimum NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in a relevant technical discipline or NVQ/Diploma level 2 plus industrial experience
- Knowledge and working experience of fault-finding techniques and methodologies
- Experience of operational craft activities including fault finding techniques and methodologies
- Working knowledge/experience of Machine Tools, Press or Additive Manufacturing Machines
- An understanding of the HASAWA
- Experience of Safe Systems of Work (Including Method Statements and Risk Assessments)
This is an excellent opportunity to apply your knowledge and expertise to support the UK's Nuclear defence programme and be part of a team of remarkable people achieving extraordinary things.
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.