Electrical Support Technician

ISIS is a source of pulsed neutrons and muons located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Oxford. The facility performs cutting edge research into the structure and properties of materials at an atomic and molecular level.

The position on offer requires a qualified, self-motivated and experienced electrical and electronic technician, based within the RF group of the ISIS Accelerator Division. It has a primary function to support and maintain both the personnel protection system (PPS) and beam permit system (BPS) interlock equipment, alongside an array of associated hardware, installations and related development and upgrade needs.

Reporting directly to a section leader you will be expected to have close contact with immediate colleagues as well as other scientists, engineers, technicians and control room staff within ISIS, while also being confident to liaise with external manufacturers and suppliers. You should possess a sound logical approach to problem solving and fault finding with full awareness of safety implications. In addition you will take part in a formal out of hours on-call rota being able to respond to faults and effect repairs.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • working closely with the section leader to ensure regular and routine maintenance, testing and proving of installed systems is undertaken
  • supporting colleagues and group in the installation, maintenance and upkeep of RF Group equipment
  • design, develop, manufacture of prototype and operationally ready hardware
  • contribute to suitable and necessary documentation, its generation and archiving
  • assist in upkeep of spares inventories
  • involvement in formal change requests
  • provide technical effort as required for maintaining and fault finding PPS & BPS systems
  • install, commission and test new equipment
  • small order procurement
  • share out of hours machine support through an on call roster
  • follow STFC guidance on Health and Safety.

Personal Skills and Attributes

  • ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • good time management and multi-tasking skills
  • ability to adapt to changing requirements
  • have a methodical approach to fault finding and solving complex problems
  • able to work under pressure and/or within tight time scales
  • take care and pride in work, delivering a high standard
  • thorough and pays attention to detail
  • good written and oral communication skills
  • demonstrates a can do and will do attitude
  • self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • willingness to learn
  • willingness to work in radiation areas and be/become IRR classified
  • able to take part in the ISIS on-call system for out of hours support.

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