Mechanical Support Technician

A vacancy exists for a Mechanical Support Technician in the ISIS Mechanical Engineering Section, which is part of the ISIS Accelerator Division. You would be based in the main workshop and also work in all areas of the ISIS accelerator and extraction beam-lines.

List of Duties/Work Programme/Responsibilities

You will report to the Mechanical Section Leader within the Accelerator Engineering Group, and will be expected to undertake the following duties:
• To produce high quality machining work (including turning and milling) to close tolerances working to sketches, engineering drawings and verbal instructions as appropriate and to produce appropriate jigs and fittings as necessary 
• To be responsible for a given area of work associated with the build, assembly, modification and installation of new projects connected with the ISIS accelerator 
• To be responsible for initiating the repair and maintenance of a wide range of installed components for a given area of the injector, synchrotron and EPB. These to include a wide and diverse range of magnets, diagnostic monitors, UHV and RF systems. 
• To be responsible, for given areas of work, for the work of others including apprentices and contractors and be able to develop appropriate work plans and to manage financial resources. 
• To be responsible for establishing and maintaining safe and efficient working arrangements for you and for all staff working under your control with particular reference to work in radiation controlled areas

Contacts and Communication

You will have:
• The ability to communicate effectively with all colleagues throughout ISIS Accelerator Division 
• Good writing skills/record-keeping and PC literacy e.g. Windows/Office/CAD

Personal Skills and Attributes

You should have experience in:
• Recognised formal training, e.g. a full apprenticeship, which may include full time study 
• You must possess experience of producing high quality machined and assembled components, ideally working in a large-scale scientific or engineering environment 
• The use of initiative and a flexible and innovative approach to problem solving is required 
• Excellent interpersonal and team working skills are essential together with the ability to communicate effectively on technical issues with staff and facility users at all levels 
• Experience of leading the work of others, including contractors and apprentices, would be useful 
• A sound understanding of mechanical engineering workshop practice and of appropriate workshop safety procedures and their correct application is required 
• You should also be computer literate and be able to demonstrate use of Microsoft office software products.

Any other Relevant Information

You will be expected to:
• Be willing to enter radiologically designated areas 
• Be willing to participate in/assist in out-of-hours breakdowns 
• In the interests of keeping ISIS fully operational, willingness to resolve faults and problems during silent hours would be a distinct advantage

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