Machine & Beamline Services Mechanical Technician

£32,993 - £37,069
22 Feb 2018
18 Mar 2018
Job Type

Machine & Beamline Services Mechanical Technician

Job Ref: 2468

Job type: Permanent Full Time

Location: Culham, Oxfordshire

Salary: £32,993-£37,069 pa (inclusive of MPP) dependant on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme)

Closing date: 18th March 2018

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 Joint European Torus (JET), is the world`s largest and most powerful tokamak and the focal point of the European fusion research programme. Designed to study fusion in conditions approaching those needed for a power plant, it is the only device currently operating that can use the deuterium-tritium fuel mix that will be used for commercial fusion power.

We are seeking a mechanical technician to join our team to participate in the project management, design, installation and commissioning of new or replacement systems and equipment, and the maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting and improvement of new and existing equipment of the various cooling systems and other essentials services of the JET machine. These systems include the P4 site cooling water system, demineralised water system, Galden cooling system, compressed air system, nitrogen distribution, diesel generator sets and associated ancillaries.

Knowledge skills and experience


- HNC or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering
- Extensive experience of compressed air and cooling systems
- Extensive experience of plant interlocks
- The jobholder must work towards accreditation with the IET.


The post holder will be expected to be the on-call contact in the event of a break down. The post holder is expected to be on call at least 1 week in every 4 during operational periods.

Please download the application pack for further information.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete a Disclosure Scotland as part of their clearance.

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. 

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