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Maintenance Fitter - Tooling

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Role - Maintenance Fitters - Tooling

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary - £negotiable (Dependant on skills and experience) plus allowances

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

AWE is looking to recruit a Tooling Maintenance Fitter to undertake the maintenance, modification, repair, and piece part manufacture of in-process tooling and to undertake any precision machining and fitting operations on fixed processing equipment. Applying craft skills and working in accordance with task instructions in a safe and effective manner to optimize processes, plant & equipment availability.

  • Safeguard the Company's Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards, and maintain current knowledge of all applicable procedures, legislation, and safety measures, tacking an active role in the implementation of safe systems of work and work instructions.
  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and escalate to line or Tech Centre management any matter revealed during work activity, indicating that the safe operation or the safe condition of plant may be affected.
  • To work individually or in a team to apply learnt technical skills to a wide range of applications and providing technical advice and guidance to Customers and Stakeholders in field of expertise.
  • To work in a professional and flexible manner across a variety of locations as delegated to meet the programme and company needs.
  • Understand and demonstrate competence and practical demonstration of relevant legislation and process guidelines for appropriate area.

To be considered for this role you will have some of the following skills and experience:

  • Engineering Apprenticeship with a minimum NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in relevant discipline or NVQ/Diploma Level 2 plus industrial experience.
  • C&G (as appropriate) / ONC / BTech 3.
  • Working knowledge / experience of operational craft activities including fault finding techniques and methodologies.
  • Working knowledge / experience of production systems, plant & equipment.
  • Understanding of HASAWA
  • Understanding and experience of SSoW.



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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