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Machine Tools Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England
£33000 - £48000 per annum
Closing date
11 Oct 2023

Job Details

Machine Tools Engineer

Location: Reading/Basingstoke area

Package: £33,850.00 - £48,000 (depending on suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 9th 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

We are currently looking to recruit a Multi-Disciplined Machine Tool Engineer to join our team working from our sites based near Reading.

You will be responsible for performing a variety of Machine Tool lifecycle activities from assistance with installation, breakdown, maintenance, servicing and error mapping in order to optimise plant and equipment availability.

The role will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in Machine Tool design on challenging bespoke projects across a range of facilities. This will require a focussed and consistent approach working with and directing Capital projects, where the Machinery Directive and associated standards and legislative requirements will be applied in full.

You will be required to:

  • Use a high degree of skill and high technical ability carry out a wide range of maintenance activities efficiently and in a timely manner on plant and equipment

  • Apply a range of technical fault-finding skills within own discipline. Gather plant data and analysis result, using a range of techniques

  • Implement modifications as directed by Task Manager

  • Inspect and endorse the quality of own work to ensure it meets the required specification.

  • Apply mentoring skills to less experienced craft team members and apprentices

  • Ensure the understanding and application of responsibilities with regard to the Company's Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Engineering Apprenticeship with a minimum NVQ Level 4 or equivalent work experience

  • C&G (as appropriate) / ONC/HNC or above

  • General knowledge of plant, equipment and processes related to trade

  • Knowledge of maintenance practices, technologies and techniques

  • Conversant in fault-finding techniques and methodologies

  • Knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act

  • Understanding and use of Safe Systems of work

  • Working experience of operational plant maintenance service delivery

  • These roles are governed by Health and Safety at Work Regulations and require all candidates to have an Occupational Health-set fitness level in order to wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needed to work in controlled environments

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 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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