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Electronics Technician

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
£24270 - £40000 per annum
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Defence, Nuclear Industry
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AWE are looking for an Electronics Technician to join our Trials, Experiment & Technology Development Group. This is an opportunity to undertake work that supports unique trials at AWE and an excellent role to enable career development.

If you're interested in assisting and developing knowledge in sensor application and data acquisition solutions, to meet a diverse array of engineering trials, we would love to hear from you!

Location: Reading

Package: £24,270 - £40,000 p/a

Additional Allowance: £3,743 p/a

Closing Date:

The Role?

Within this Electronics Technician role, the successful candidate will be expected to assist in activities such as component installation; calibration, and inspection of equipment, as well as completing routine maintenance activities to support operational trials that take place at AWE & at off-site locations.

Ideally, you will have some experience in using data capture hardware and software however this is not essential. You should have knowledge of electronics or electrical test equipment and be able to show aptitude in fault-finding and problem solving. Attention to detail and the ability to work safely are essential.

Training can be provided for candidates & this role is a great opportunity to progress your career, with support in professional development and educational pathways.

What else will you be responsible for as an Electronics Technician?

  • Assisting & liaising with customers to define their instrumentation requirements and ensure these are met.
  • Assist and develop knowledge in the designing, building, installing, and testing of instrumentation systems.
  • Maintaining high levels of housekeeping within the Calibration Laboratory and Electrical Workshop environment.
  • Assist in fault finding, problem solving, repairing, and maintaining existing systems.
  • Working alongside team members on electrical hardware on a variety of voltage systems.
  • Developing and expanding your knowledge of the work that the team undertake and provide technical support for other engineers in the team.

What will you need to be considered as an Electronics Technician?

  • A relevant academic or vocational technical qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience in an electrical, electronic or test engineering role would be desirable.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral).
  • Robust organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Good working knowledge of MS programmes.

What will you get from us?

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)
  • Maternity Leave- 39 Weeks Full Pay & Paternity Leave- 4 Weeks Full Pay!
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training.
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • 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.

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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