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Technician - Detector Build

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Didcot, Oxfordshire, England
£25702.0 - £34709.0 per annum
Closing date
24 Oct 2022

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Science and Technology Facilities Council

Technician - Detector Build
Salary: Band C £25,702 - £27,938 Band D £31,931 - £34,709 per annum (dependent on skills and experience). A Specialist Allowance of up to £2000 per annum is also available for this role.
Benefits: 30 days holiday + 8 bank holidays + 2.5 privilege days + exceptional defined average salary pension + excellent work life balance
Hours: Full time
Contract Type: Open Ended.
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire.
Closing date for applications is 24th October 2022

Come and do the kind of engineering that made you want to be an engineer. Stretch your technical skills while building human understanding. Promote sustainability and create new materials. And, alongside world-leading scientists and technologists, shape projects that improve lives, and daily life, in the UK and far beyond.

Put simply, come and discover the impact you can make when you're equipped, encouraged and inspired to perform to your very best.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Manufacturing Facility provides advanced technology and engineering in support of STFC's funded activities and other high-profile international projects.

We have an opportunity within the Technology Department's Manufacturing Facility for a Technician - Detector Build, to work as part of an already established team, helping to strengthen manufacturing resource to further support all departments within the STFC

As a trusted member of the manufacturing facilities detector build team, you will be working engaging with design and end user scientists to build beam line detectors for ISIS Neutron and Muon Source Technology. You will receive the training to allow you to build detectors, including fibre optic installation and sequence coding, in a dedicated workspace. You will be supported to work both effectively and safely as part of a team, with minimal directional supervision.

Person Specification

Essential for band C

  • Proven experience of detailed assembly build.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety regulations in the workplace.
  • Good interpersonal skills, particularly communication, listening, and problem-solving.
  • Proven attention to detail in previous roles.
  • A strong sense of conduct, responsibility, and reliability.

Essential for band D

  • Certified Mechanical/Engineering Apprenticeship.
  • Previous proven experience in detector build and assembly or close matched technology and function.

Employee Benefits:

  • We are offering a permanent position with a whole host of benefits including:
  • 30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days).
  • Flexible working hours.
  • An excellent defined average salary pension scheme.
  • Employee shopping/travel discounts.
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are invested in creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive of all, to help us achieve the highest possible standards in our work and organisation together. In this regard, we encourage applications from under-represented groups.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business support team explore the unknown across every field you could think of. And they turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.

What could you achieve with the world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe's largest research organisations by your side? Join us and discover what's possible.



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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