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Senior Joining Specialist/Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£42650 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
19 Jan 2022

Job Details

As we move into an exciting phase in our programme, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Joining Specialist/Engineer to join AWE and support our vital role in 'keeping the Nation safe'.

Senior Joining Specialist/Engineer

Location: Reading /Basingstoke area

Salary: £42,650 - £65,000 (dependent on skills and experience) + Allowance

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Working in a highly regulated environment, this role will complement our Joining Development and Manufacturing team in support of all current and future Warhead programmes. The successful candidate will integrate with a team of welding specialists to establish joining techniques across all areas of the business.

Key accountabilities & responsibilities will include:

  • Creation of welding procedures and technical instructions and technical review of procedures

  • Act as subject matter expert on Power Beam Welding to produce high quality joints on critical components

  • Writing weld procedures, performing detailed tests, analysing the quality of welds and preparing Customer reports

  • Be responsible for providing practical support to welding development projects and support shop floor production

  • Liaise with key stakeholders, project teams and management, ensuring appropriate communication of project/programme status

  • Work with others to form high performing teams

Ideal candidates will have a comprehensive knowledge of Electron Beam and Laser Welding techniques together with general knowledge of other joining processes. Whilst NOT considered a checklist, knowledge and/or experience of some of the following would also be beneficial:

  • Joining processes

  • Metallurgy

  • Welding procedures

  • Material properties

  • Joint Design and preparations

  • Welding Fixture and Tool design

  • Health and Safety and Facility Documentation

  • Complex problem resolution techniques

Candidates should have a minimum HNC in either Welding & Joining, Metallurgy, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or possess appropriate experience within a relevant field.

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.



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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