Mechanical Technician

Posted Today by Intec Recruitment

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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