Mechanical Technician

Posted 11 April by Intec Recruitment Easy Apply

To support the Technicians and Scientists during the installation and commissioning of the scientific equipment.

Installation and commissioning of specialist equipment including:

  • Ultra-high vacuum components (optical components);
  • Detectors and Diagnostics, Motorised Equipment;
  • Diffractometer/ goniometer (sample orientation equipment);
  • Experimental chambers that provide high/ low temperature and or high/low pressure or high magnetic field environments for sample testing;
  • Robotic/ automated sample handling equipment;
  • Vacuum equipment including pumps, gauges, etc;

General laboratory work, including designing and building simple mechanical devices.

Qualifications and Experience: Essential

  • ONC or GNVQ level 2 (Applicants with equivalent work experience will also be considered);
  • 2 years proven technical experience;
  • Significant relevant work experience;
  • You should have proven experience in at least one of the following areas: cryogenics, high temperatures, magnetic fields and/or high pressures, ultra-high vacuum, specialist gases, cooling water;
  • Ability to understand and interpret mechanical drawings;
  • Ability to carry out a variety of light mechanical and electrical assembly tasks, including soldering;
  • Ability to use standard electronic measurement instruments;
  • Ability and initiative to get to the heart of the problem and take it effectively through to completion;
  • Good planning and organising skills;
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written;
  • Ability to interact with people at all levels;
  • Effective team player.

Qualifications and Experience: Desirable

  • Able to produce simple engineering drawings;
  • Knowledge of ultra-high vacuum equipment;
  • Experience with chilled water, compressed air, domestic water;
  • Familiarity with using quality assurance procedures, work planning and safe systems of work;
  • Good IT skills - standard MS Office software;

Candidates must be available to work flexibly during commissioning and later operations when there will be periods of intense activity to meet deadlines;

Rate: £18.15 ph (for 1st 37 hours) / (£27.23 ph for hours 37 to 40)

Required skills

  • Vacuum
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Beamline
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Cyrogenics

Reference: 32810595

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