The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a publicly funded organisation that is responsible for supporting, co-ordinating and promoting research, innovation and skills development. Our uniqueness lies in the breadth of our remit and the sheer diversity of our portfolio, as we harness our world-leading expertise, facilities and resources to drive science and technology forward.
The ISIS facility is a leading source of pulsed neutrons and muons within STFC. The facility performs cutting edge research into the structure and properties of materials at an atomic and molecular level. It is the most productive research centre of its type in the world. It is owned and operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). ISIS produces beams of neutrons and muons that allow scientists to study materials at the atomic level using a suite of instruments. It supports a national and international community of more than 2000 scientists who use neutrons and muons for research in physics, chemistry, materials science, geology, engineering and biology. It is the most productive research centre of its type in the world.We have vacancies for Mechanical Technicians working in the teams that support the production of neutrons, the operation of our suite of instruments and the operation of an extensive range of sample environment equipment. In these roles, you will develop expertise in running cryogenic plant, working with advanced materials and high speed machines or operating high and low temperature, high pressure and high magnetic field equipment.
About the role
We have several vacancies for Mechanical Technicians working in the teams that support the production of neutrons, the operation of our suite of instruments and the operation of an extensive range of sample environment equipment.
In these roles you will develop expertise in running cryogenic plant, working with advanced materials and high speed machines or operating high and low temperature, high pressure and high magnetic field equipment.
ISIS operates 24/7, and staff will be expected to take on call-out duties when experiments or equipment fail and may also be asked to undertake overtime.
You will at times be required to work in a radiation area and with active components as a classified worker, and also be able to work in confined spaces and at height.
As the jobholder, you will be an experienced hands-on mechanical Engineer with a good knowledge of workshop practices. You will be familiar with the mechanical properties of materials and have expertise in the assembly, operation and maintenance of electro-mechanical equipment, demonstrating intuitive analytical, diagnostic and problem-solving skills. You will have a strong awareness of Safety, Health and Environment issues in an engineering setting.You will be equally adept working individually or as part of a team, self-motivated and proactive with the ability to apply your initiative. The role will require you to take responsibility for delivering assigned projects to completion.You must have a high level of understanding of engineering drawings and be able to interpret and express technical concepts. You will have good all round communications skills, be able to discuss technical and non-technical issues and be able to keep written records using Microsoft Office.
If you are interested in this, or any other vacancies in STFC’s ISIS facility, you are invited to our careers evening on Tuesday, 19 May from 7pm. For more information and to register please visit wwwisis2.isis.rl.ac.uk/useroffice/CareersEvening/Register.asp.
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