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Electronic Engineer/Technician

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire
£42,840 or (Senior) £53,818 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Electronic Engineer/ Technician

Salary: £42,840 or (Senior) £53,818 per annum (dependent on entry level, skills and experience). 

Hours: Full time 

Contract Type: Open Ended.

Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire 


Come and do the kind of engineering that made you want to be an engineer. Stretch your technical skills while enabling the advancement of humanities understanding of materials. Promote sustainability and create new materials and, alongside world-leading scientists and technologists, shape projects that improve lives, in the UK and far beyond.

Put simply, come and discover the impact you can make when you are equipped, encouraged and inspired to perform to your very best.

The ISIS neutron and muon source is a world leading research centre. At the heart of ISIS is a high power particle accelerator. The RF Group is responsible for the hardware necessary to accelerate the particle beam. The group also runs several test stands for accelerator research and developments as well as refurbishing, operating and developing high and low power RF sources. The group currently operates several solid state, as well as thermionic valve based systems along with analogue and digital ‘low level’ RF control.

Duties include:

•  Use of small workshop / test laboratory.

•  Refurbishment and operation of RF amplifiers, power supplies, cavities, electronic hardware.

•  Fault-finding and maintenance supported by other technical leads.

•  Assisting with the design, development, manufacture of RF and related equipment.

•  Testing and installation of new equipment and systems. 

•  Procuring materials, components and spares.

•  Participation in the ISIS on call system

Other key information about the role

We are looking for two Electronic Engineers/ Technicians to join either the Linac or Synchrotron section. There are two levels of entry that we appoint to depending on level of experience and skill set.

The role is a practical job, site based with participation in the ISIS on call pay system is required. You will provide assistance and input with all aspects of work being undertaken, as well as playing a vital role in carrying out essential support and maintenance activities

About you 

•  Qualification to minimum HNC/HND or equivalent (Electrical/Electronic/Physics Subjects)

•  Knowledge of (band D) or experience of (band E) operating and maintaining Radio Frequency based systems.

•  Broad range of electrical and electronic knowledge with practical experience

•  Experience of (band D) or progressive experience (band E) read, understand and produce electrical/electronic schematic drawings, fault finding, testing, operating processes and systems.

•  Practical experience using equipment and tools in a laboratory/workshop/industrial environment.  

What we offer

We are offering two permanent positions with a whole host of benefits including:

•  30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days)

•  Flexible working hours.

•  An excellent defined average salary pension scheme

•  Employee shopping/travel discounts

•  Onsite parking 

Plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance!

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. 

Closing Date: 7th July 2024


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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