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Craft Practitioner

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, England, Berkshire
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Maintenance & Service
Nuclear Industry
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As a Craft Specialist - you will be required to carry out the production of task associated documentation (SSoW) including risk assessments and method statements to enable the completion of planned and reactive maintenance activities (installation, repair, replacement, modifications, etc).

Location - Reading area

Package - £33,460 - £45,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience) plus Allowance

Closing date: 16th January 2024

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 required to do?

  • Ensure all documentation of RAMS/SSOW is completed in a timely manner and to a professional standard

  • Safeguard the Company's Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards, and maintain current knowledge of all applicable procedures, legislation and safety measures

  • Take a lead role in the implementation of safe systems of work and work instructions

  • Plan and prioritise own work and that of others at a high level of complexity, ensuring deadlines are achieved

  • You will work on various types of plant, equipment and systems typically covered by the role will vary but will predominately be building services such as, Electrical distribution, Control systems, compressed air, steam, chilled water, HVAC, AHU's etc dependant on technical discipline

  • Provide technical support to the maintenance teams to enable completion of complex tasks whilst demonstrating understanding, competence and adherence to all relevant legislative and company standards within area of responsibility

  • Provide an interface between the maintenance and engineering functions for the delivery of minor alteration projects, the sourcing of spares, identification of suitable replacement parts for obsolete equipment

  • Work in a professional and flexible manner across a variety of locations to meet the programme and company needs and help to lead the team in adopting the company values

What will you need to be considered?

  • An engineering apprenticeship with a minimum NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in a relevant technical discipline or NVQ/Diploma level 2 plus industrial experience.

  • Competency in a single specialism or capability to work across a range of disciplines or work areas

  • Ability to work as a lead team member including coaching other engineers in specialised roles

  • Basic computer literacy to utilise relevant business systems (e.g. Asset Management System)

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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