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Senior Diagnostic Technician

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
£42520 - £67000 per annum + negotiable
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

Job Details

AWE is looking for a Senior Diagnostic Technician to join our Diagnostic Operations team. This opportunity will enable you to be involved in the training and mentoring of lesser experienced Diagnostic Technicians, providing SME advice to the Diagnostic Operations Team Leader and wider community, and work alongside some of the industry's most knowledgeable scientists and engineers.

If you have a deep understanding of using a range of data capture equipment/electronics test equipment and applying that knowledge to hydrodynamic experiments, we want to hear from you!

Location: Reading area

Package: £42,520 - £67,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 03rd October 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

As a Senior Diagnostic Technician, you will be responsible for?

  • Providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) advice on a range of data capture & electronic test hardware
  • Providing training and mentoring to members of the Diagnostic Operations team
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement of experimental setups or processes
  • Supporting the setup and fielding of data capture hardware during hydrodynamic experiments
  • 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?

  • You will have a deep level of knowledge and experience in using data capture hardware and electronics test equipment in a variety of situations and be able to show aptitude in fault-finding and problem solving.
  • You have an understanding of the types of hydrodynamic trials fielded within the Hydrodynamics Delivery Unit, and the diagnostic systems they require.
  • You will have experience in mentoring and training staff members and a sound understanding of the route to competence.
  • You will have experience conversing with senior management and leadership teams, with an ability to convey technical details to non-technical staff.
  • You will have experience working with high voltage systems and laser systems, with a sound understanding of the safety principles of both.

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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