Electrical/Electronic Technician (Shift)

The ISIS Facility is manned 24/7 by dedicated technicians and engineers who are responsible for the safe operation of the £multimillion particle accelerator and two target station complexes. To facilitate this shift crew teams currently work three eight hour shifts during weekdays and two twelve hour shifts at weekends throughout the year.

You will provide technical support for the shift crew by assisting with the safe operation of the accelerator and target station complexes. You will play a leading role in performing essential engineering and general duties including first line fault diagnosis and repair/replacement of equipment. This entails responding to equipment failure by investigating the initial fault with an expectation to resolve problems in the shortest possible time but with the highest regard for personnel and equipment safety.

You are also expected to perform routine tasks both in the MCR (Main Control Room) and elsewhere including accurate recording of plant and peripheral equipment parameters and is required to become a member of the RAL site Alarm Investigation Team.

You are expected to:

To take an active interest in the optimisation and safe operation of the accelerator, target stations and associated equipment
Take an active role in first line fault diagnosis initiating repairs/replacement of failed equipment seeking advice from the line management and from ‘on call’ experts when prudent to do so
To ensure that operational duties are carried out safely, within an individual’s capability and in accordance with Operating Procedures, Safety Instructions and Local Rules
Respond to MCR alarms by taking appropriate action
Conduct controlled area ‘searches’ prior to machine operation
Perform various manual handling duties
Maintain operational log books and databases
Issue film badges, system of work sheets and personal dosimeters (training provided)
Operate controlled access gates
Use overhead cranes for light lifting duties (training provided)
Make themselves available for project work in other areas of ISIS both during shift periods and during shutdowns

Contacts and Communication

Provide a friendly, helpful and informative interface for ISIS Users/Instrument Scientists, visitors and ISIS staff
To always be aware of the machine status such that information can be relayed to interested partiesEnsure that operations log books, databases, lost time reports and MCR news are updated in a timely fashion
Ensure line management are made aware of machine/personnel issues to continually improve performance 
Ability to ‘hand over’ accurately and succinctly to the on-coming shift  and be able to effectively describe symptoms to engineering support staff such that the root cause may be determined and machine ‘downtime’ minimised
Ability to give clear and concise instructions to staff and to be able to receive, understand and execute instructions
Be articulate in communicating, via the telephone, email and verbally, with individuals at all levels

Personal Skills and Attributes

Ability to interface with Visitors, Contractors, Instrument Scientists and ISIS Users in a friendly, informative manner 
Suitability for working within a small team 
Ability to work competently and calmly under pressure
Be self motivated, able to motivate others and have a positive and proactive approach to problem solving
Be able to multi-task and perform in a professional manner when dealing with unexpected problems 
Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Be cooperative and willing to participate in operational and technical issues
Be willing to learn and share operational experience and technical expertise
On shift ‘handover’ pass on operational status accurately and succinctly
Be able to receive, understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
Be articulate in communicating, via the telephone, email and verbally, with individuals at all levels
Be able to demonstrate suitability for working within a small team

Other Relevant Information

You must be willing and able to:
Become a regular shift worker
Become a classified radiation worker
Become a member of the Alarm Investigation Team
Wear personal protective equipment and be physically fit to wear PPE
Work at heights and in confined spaces as and when required
Work extended hours/overtime where necessary
Perform manual activities
Do day work during long shutdown periods if necessary. This work could be variable in nature and may not reflect the shift job description. However, it is not expected that this would occur on a regular basis 
Must be able to distinguish between live, neutral and earth conductors
Undertake all training courses required to fulfill the job function  
Also to be willing to participate in the on call system if and when required to do so

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