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Electrical/Electronic Technician

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, Reading
£33300 - £42000 per annum
Closing date
5 Apr 2023

Job Details

Would you like to use your skills to play a key role in electro-explosive systems? AWE's Explosives Science area are seeking an Electrical/Electronic Technician with an interest in working with electro-explosive and high voltage systems. A background in explosives and high voltage is not required, but experience of both analogue and digital electronic systems is key.

AWE is currently recruiting for an Electrical/Electronic Technician

Location - Reading/ Basingstoke area

Package - £33,300.00 - £42,000.00 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 5th April 2023

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)

  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

  • Life Assurance

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

Applying your expertise, your work will focus on the deployment, maintenance, and support of electrical systems, enabling our scientists work on the development and characterisation of electro-explosive devices. You will manage and conduct the installations of analogue and digital electrical systems, including developing safe systems of work, interfacing with facilities, sourcing components and materials, and reporting results.

To be successful in the role, it is desirable that you can demonstrate the following:

  • A recognised qualification in Electronics or another relevant technical field

  • A minimum of 2-3 years' experience within industry.

  • Previous experience of being involved in the design of electronic circuits and interfacing of various electronic systems to meet customer needs

  • Experience of electrical testing on electronic circuits, understanding and experience in the use of standard test equipment such as multimeters and function generators etc

  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written, excellent team working ability, proactive, and highly organised

  • Experience in hazardous voltage (mains and high voltage) is desirable

  • Maintaining and promote high standards in ESH (Environmental, safety & health), security and quality

  • Instruction in best practice to other team members

  • Contribute to the production and delivery of technical reports and presentations

  • Contribute to the delivery of the system from concept to realisation

  • Support the progress of designs through product lifecycle

  • Willing to travel and work at other UK and overseas Sites as required

All 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 explosives 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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