Electrical Technician

Posted 1 May by Diamond Light Source

Electrical Technician
Harwell, Oxfordshire
£26,399 - £31,058 dependent upon skills and experience
Full time / Permanent

About Us

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a world leading scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. The light enables our scientists to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

We offer an exceptional benefits package to ensure an excellent work/life balance including 25 days’ annual leave, 13 days public and company holidays, flexible working hours, an onsite nursery, an excellent pension scheme, and social and sporting activities.

About the Role

We now have a new opportunity for an Electrical Technician, working as part of an experienced team, to install and commission the world-leading instrumentation and associated facilities used by international scientists.

You will help maintain the equipment on the Diamond beamlines (research stations), and work with beamline scientists and engineers to test and install new equipment. You will ensure that all beamline electrical work is carried out in a safe manner, and that the new equipment is effectively integrated and installed.

You will also play a part in our major multi-million pound facility upgrade planned for the coming years, known as Diamond-II, which will generate an even more brilliant light source at a higher energy.

Further responsibilities will include:

  • Maintenance, development and upgrading of existing electrical beamline components;
  • Installation and commissioning support for specialist equipment, including working on all electrical aspects of the scientific instrumentation including racks and field equipment, and installation of motors and electrical sensors for items such as vacuum, pneumatics, water flow and temperature monitoring;
  • Undertaking testing and fault finding;
  • Assisting scientists in support of user experiments.
  • General laboratory work including some electrical cabling and build of simple electronic devices and some mechanical assembly.

About You

You should have served a recognised Engineering Apprenticeship or demonstrate equivalent on-the job experience.

Qualifications in BS7671 Wiring Regulations and City & Guilds 2391 Electrical Testing & Inspection are beneficial but not essential.

Further experience of Electrical cabling to 17th/18th Edition Wiring Regulations is desirable, as is experience of working to electrical drawings.

You will display good communication and interpersonal skills to work with people at all levels as good team work is essential.

To Apply

Applicants are required to outline their suitability for this role via the online application process by clicking the apply button. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

The closing date for applications is 05/07/2020, however applications will be reviewed and interviewed on an ongoing basis until this vacancy is filled.

Reference: 40308343

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