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Diagnostic Technician

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England
£21460 - £36000 per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

Job Details

AWE is looking for Diagnostic Technicians to join our operations team. This opportunity will enable you to be involved in the building and testing of new diagnostic equipment and work alongside some of the industries most knowledgeable scientists and engineers. If you're interested in setting up, testing, and fielding a range of scientific equipment on hydrodynamic trials & capturing high quality data we want to hear from you!

This role will open different career development opportunities and at AWE we thrive in developing our staff in these roles.

Location: Reading area

Package: £21,460 - £36,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 19th June 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

What will you be responsible for?

  • Building and testing different probe assemblies and cables to customer specification
  • Operating the recording systems to capture data for different experiments
  • Performing maintenance on existing equipment for upcoming trials
  • Fault Finding equipment which may break during routine maintenance or trial exposure
  • Researching, designing, building and testing new recording systems for future trials
  • Working with the Electronic Lab team to help use and maintain high voltage and high-speed imaging systems.
  • Supporting teams, onsite and offsite, at various trials
  • Undertaking work in compliance with company processes, standards, and procedures
  • Maintaining high levels of housekeeping within the Lab environment
  • May be required to carry out additional safety related roles

What will you need to be considered for this role?

Ideally you will have experience in using data capture hardware and electronics test equipment and be able to show aptitude in fault-finding and problem solving. A sound approach to electrical & laser safety is essential. Knowledge of fibre optics & lasers would be beneficial, although full training will be provided. In addition, the successful candidate should have the following:

  • Attention to detail
  • A willingness to learn
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS programmes

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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