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Panel Wiring Technician

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Didcot, Oxfordshire, England
£25702 - £27938 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2023

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Panel Wiring Technician

Salary: £25,702 to £27,938 per annum (dependent on skills and experience). A Specialist Allowance of up to £2000 per annum is also available for this role.
Contract Type: Open Ended
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire.

Come and do the kind of work that made you want to be a technician. Stretch your technical skills while building human understanding. Working alongside world-leading scientists and engineers, shape projects that improve lives 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.

Our ISIS facility is a leading particle accelerator used to carry out research in the physical and life sciences. The facility performs ground-breaking research into the structure and properties of materials at atomic and molecular level and is the most productive research centre of its type in the world.

As a Panel Wiring Technician at this world-leading facility you will support with:

  • Building, assembling, and installing control panels.
  • Cable assembly, including soldering and crimping.
  • Working on both workshop and field-based tasks, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different systems.

We offer plenty of opportunities for you to develop and learn new skills. You will be working within our friendly and welcoming team of technicians, collaborating with people with a wide range of specialities. This offers a great opportunity for sharing knowledge and a chance for you to build your experience in other subject areas.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A recognised electrical engineering apprenticeship or equivalent experience.
  • An ability to read and understand technical engineering documents.
  • Experience with different types of cabling and cable assembly.
  • Power tool, metal fitting and machine shop experience.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical safety.


We are offering a permanent position that provides a whole host of family friendly benefits including 30 days holiday (in addition to bank holidays), an excellent pension scheme, employee shopping/travel discounts, a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance.

UKRI is an Equal Opportunity & Disability Confident Employer.

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.

How to apply:

For full details on the role, please visit our careers site. Please submit an application including your CV and a Cover Letter that clearly showcases how your skills and experience align to the requirements of the role.

Early applicants are encouraged as interviews may take place ahead of the closing date.

Closing Date: 28th May 2023


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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