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Instrumentation Technician

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
£22 - £28000 per annum
Closing date
12 Oct 2022

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As an Instrumentation Technician in the Engineering Trials Delivery Unit, you will have the opportunity to be involved in devising sensor application and data acquisition solutions to meet the customer's requirements for a diverse array of engineering trials. Additionally, you will be expected to undertake calibration, receipt, inspection of equipment, and routine maintenance activities to support operational trials. This is an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified apprentice or someone with experience in Control and Instrumentation looking to be involved in some important work at AWE, supporting our engineering trials.

Location - Reading area

Package - £21,700 - £28,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

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, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • AWE Life Insurance
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

What will you be responsible for?

  • Assisting customers to define their instrumentation requirements
  • Liaising with customers to ensure their requirements are met
  • Designing, building, installing and testing of instrumentation systems
  • Reporting on your projects
  • Maintaining high levels of housekeeping within the Calibration Laboratory and Electrical Workshop environment
  • Fault finding, problem solving, repair and maintenance of existing systems
  • Work alongside team members on electrical hardware on a variety of voltage systems
  • Undertake work in compliance with company processes, standards, and procedures
  • May be required to carry out safety related roles including but not limited to Work Supervisory Skills; Nominated Person Electrical; COSHH Assessor; Manual Handling Assessor; Risk Assessor

What will you need to be considered?

Whilst not considered the checklist, candidates should have the following:

  • Experience in using data capture hardware and software
  • Knowledge of electronics or electrical test equipment
  • Be able to show aptitude in fault-finding and problem solving
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work safely in High Hazard areas are essential
  • A willingness to learn with a good work ethic
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Robust organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS programmes

Training can be provided for candidates with some deficiencies in experience or knowledge.

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



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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