Operations Manager
17 Aug 2015




Roles and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Accelerator Operations Group Leader, the Operations Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management of the crew teams, with a strong emphasis on continuous improvement of personnel and working practices


Liaise closely with the Accelerator Operations Group Leader to ensure that duties dovetail with the overall aims of machine operations. Deputise for the Accelerator Operations Group Leader as necessary, including some provision of ‘on-call’ cover.

Provide an interface between ISIS shift teams and Group Leaders to ensure that crew awareness of new equipment is up-to-date and that crews have appropriate training, method statements and risk assessments for new work. 

Ensure that this information is also fed efficiently into the ISIS specific First Line Diagnosis tool (FLDt) software package where necessary.

Manage day-to-day crew issues as they arise. Provide appropriate advice to shift staff and attend to any relevant development/training needs required to perform their duties.

Take responsibility for close liaison with ISIS shift teams to ensure consistency of approach to log books, databases, lost time reports and MCR news and to ensure that all of these are up-to-date. Ensure optimal transfer of relevant information at crew hand-over.

Take responsibility for ensuring that ISIS Operating Instructions, Operations Notes, Safety Instruction and IRR99 Local Rules remain up-to-date and fit for purpose. Liaise with ISIS Facility Safety Officer and STFC Safety Health and Environment Group as appropriate.

Facilitate the move from five four-person shift teams to six three-person shift teams; manage team expectations during this process and perform gap analysis to ensure a smooth transition.

Champion best practice and promote a continuous improvement culture.

Contacts and Communication:

Provide a friendly, helpful and informative interface with crew members, Group Leaders and other ISIS staff.

Maintain and establish contacts as appropriate at other similar laboratories worldwide. 

Personal Skills and Attributes:

Considerable experience in the operation of a large scale accelerator facility. Good all-round knowledge of accelerator operations.

A wide working knowledge of the hazards associated with a large facility, especially those arising from ionising/non-ionising radiation, high voltages/currents and magnetic fields

Suitability for working within a small team and the ability to lead from the front, possess a pro-active ‘can do’ attitude, be self motivated with the ability to motivate others

Possess excellent interpersonal, communication and management skills

Be cooperative and willing to participate in operational/technical issues

Be willing to learn and share operational experience and technical expertise

Have or rapidly acquire a sound understanding of current ISIS Operating Instructions, Operations Notes, Safety Instruction and IRR99 Local Rules.

Other Relevant Information:

You must be willing and able to:

Become a classified radiation worker.

Be willing to attend out of standard hours on occasions to keep contact with shift teams.

Be willing to participate in an on call system if and when required to do so.

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