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Electronic/Radiological Maintenance Engineers

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
£25250 - £35000 per annum
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

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AWE has an exciting opportunity for an Electronic/Radiological Maintenance Engineer to join our Radiochemistry Group, bringing their experience to AWE and to successfully playing a key role in delivering for our customers.

Electronic/Radiological Maintenance Engineers

Location: Reading/ Basingstoke area

Salary: £25,250 - £35,000 (dependent on experience) plus allowances

Closing Date: 10th 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

Working within our Craft Engineering team, this role will give you the opportunity to carry out a wide range of planned and preventative electronic maintenance activities on Facility production plant and instruments which can include development of bespoke instrumentation solutions for Engineering tests, assisting with the assembly and testing of prototype hardware and supporting Engineers and Scientists with conducting lab experiments.

On a day-to-day basis, you will apply and hone your trade skills, working in accordance with task instructions in a safe and effective manner. This will include applying your aptitude in fault-finding and problem solving and using your core skills to install and repair electronic systems from modular to component level. Experience in a calibration laboratory equipment would be beneficial.

Though not to be considered a check list, candidates would benefit from knowledge/experience of any of the following:

  • Fault finding techniques and methodologies on Radiological Instrumentation

  • Planning and prioritisation of tasks and making decisions relating to own discipline or work area

  • Generate, review and comment on relevant documentation and reports as requested

  • Testing and measuring of electronic equipment and systems

  • Maintenance and repair of circuits and systems down to component level

  • Health and Safety at Work and Safe System of Work

  • Previous experience in a building, plant or manufacturing environment

  • Operational Craft experience

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Engineering Apprenticeship NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in relevant discipline or NVQ/Diploma Level 2 plus industrial experience

  • A recognised relevant qualification such as City & Guilds, ONC or BTEC Level 3

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 radiological 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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