STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC240465
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £24193 - £27497
Date Posted 18 April 2017
Grade RC-C
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 09 May 2017
Interview Date



Salary - 24,193 to £27,497 (including Recruitment and Retention Allowance)
Grade: C
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 9th May 2017
Interview Date: TBC

ISIS is the world’s most productive spallation neutron source — providing beams of neutrons and muons to enable scientists to study the structure and properties of matter for the benefit of science and engineering in the UK and abroad.

We are currently looking to recruit 3 Mechanical Technicians to work in the Experimental Operations Division.

The technician role involves working as part of a team supporting our existing Neutron and Muon beamlines. This can include installing and building beamlines, components and sub-assemblies from engineering drawings, ensuring all systems and assemblies are in good working order. You would also be expected to provide support and fault finding skills to enable visiting scientist to conduct experiments successfully and working on development projects to increase the capabilities of ISIS.

In your role you may need to work in specialised areas, such as gas safety systems. If this is a requirement of your particular role it will be discussed at interview and training will be given to you.

ISIS operates four 50 day cycles per year, during these cycles ISIS operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week so some over time is required for all these posts and in addition on-call is required for these roles.

An excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are also offered with all positions. Employees receive 30 days annual leave per year excluding bank holidays and privilege days. In addition we operate a flexible working policy which can accommodate up to a maximum of an additional 26 days off in any year.

For an informal discussion about the posts, contact Erik.Johnson@stfc.ac.uk.

Shortlisting and Interview Criteria

Essential:

  • served a mechanical apprenticeship with NVQ level 3 or higher qualification in engineering or relevant equivalent experience and qualification in manual machining
  • ability to machine bespoke components
  • precision hand fitting and assembly skills
  • ability to work to engineering drawings
  • good attention to detail
  • good communication skills
  • highly motivated and able to work well as part of a team
  • willingness to learn new skills and techniques
  • able to work to deadlines.
An excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are also offered with all positions. Employees receive 30 days annual leave per year excluding bank holidays and privilege days. In addition we operate a flexible working policy which can accommodate up to a maximum of an additional 26 days off in any year. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK.   At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y

Online applications only, please submit a covering letter and CV, ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the file name description of each document uploaded. No Agencies.

The closing date for applications is 9th May 2017. The interview/assessment date for this vacancy is to be confirmed and will be held at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot.

We want to make our application process as easy for you as we possibly can. If you experience any problems in applying for this job, or have any feedback for us about the application process, please contact our Recruitment Hotline on 01793 867000 (8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday). Please quote the appropriate IRC reference number when calling.