The Science and Technology Facilities Council brings strategic leadership to UK investments in large national and international research facilities, together with delivering world class science and technology. The Council operates some of the world’s most advanced facilities, such as ISIS.
ISIS is a source of pulsed neutrons and muons located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Oxford. The facility performs cutting-edge research into structure and properties of materials at an atomic and molecular level.
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/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