Control & Instrumentation Technician

Culham, Oxfordshire
£32,697 to £36,733 - plus industry leading benefits
02 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017
Job Type

Control & Instrumentation Technician
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £32,697 to £36,733 pa (including MPP), dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme
Closing date: 20th August 2017

Are you a control & instrumentation technician with proven experience in supporting and maintaining electronic control and data acquisition systems?

Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? 
Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. Our scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy for tomorrow`s power stations.

The CODAS (Control and Data Acquisition System) & IT Department is responsible for all distributed computerised systems that are used for the control, monitoring and data acquisition on JET. 

The Electronics Group which forms part of CODAS is responsible for equipment that interfaces to the JET plant and Diagnostic systems as well as providing electronics support to MAST.

We are seeking a control & instrumentation (C&I) technician to become a member of a team of technicians supporting all CODAS data acquisition hardware. 

The main responsibilities of the role will include:

-Providing double shift support of CODAS systems during JET operational phases as well as 24-hour on-call support of critical systems

-Providing installation, commissioning and maintenance support for all CODAS control and data acquisition systems as well as new enhancement projects

Knowledge skills and experience

Essential-HNC/HND or equivalent in electrical engineering, instrumentation, electronics, or a related discipline 

-Proven experience of computer-controlled data acquisition, instrumentation and control electronics

-An ability to apply technical expertise to solving problems

-Experience of working as part of a team with an ability to adapt to a variety of requirements and tasks

Please download the application pack for further information. Refer to the accountabilities listed under the job role to fully understand and appreciate what we are looking for.

Special requirements:The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.