Cryogenic & Magnet Systems Technician / Magnetic Repair

26 Jul 2018
23 Aug 2018
Bluetown Online
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Cryogenic & Magnet Systems Technician

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

The Company aims to accelerate the adoption of fusion power generation by combining two emerging technologies - spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors (HTS). The company is developing a series of technology demonstration prototypes, culminating in a pilot plant which will exceed fusion energy breakeven.

The Role:

A Cryogenic and Magnet Systems Technician is required to assist with development of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets for prototype Spherical Tokamaks.

Main Responsibilities:

* Mechanical fabrication and installation
* Coil winding (test coils)
* Magnet assembly
* Vacuum system installation
* Instrumentation of cryogenic test equipment (sensors, wiring, etc)
* Manufacture of prototype magnet assemblies
* Crane operation and slinging
* General engineering support to Scientists and Engineers

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in fusion science and/or superconducting magnets, and will be someone who wants to understand “how and why” rather than simply follow instructions.


* Apprentice time served
* Experience working in Research or Development in an Industrial or Scientific environment
* Experience in mechanical Fitting
* Experience working from Drawings

Desirable Qualifications:

* Welding, large scale soldering (inc. hard and soft soldering)
* Cryogenic systems integration and instrumentation
* Electrical installation including power and control
* Forklift license

Desirable Knowledge and Experience:

* Vacuum Systems
* Control Systems
* Wiring Installation
* 17th Edition wiring regulations

Personal Attributes:

* Highly motivated
* Team Player
* Low supervision requirement
* Broad based engineering experience
* Flexible and adaptable
* Polite and helpful
* Reliable
* Safety first attitude
* Responsible
* Inquisitive
* Creative and innovative


* 25 Days Holiday (plus bank holidays)
* Company Pension scheme: Company contribution of 5% of salary after 3 months’ service
* Eligible for company share option scheme after one years’ service
* Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependent on performance
* Private medical insurance after 3 months’ service
* Childcare voucher scheme

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for the role.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Cryogenic Design Engineer, Cryogenic Technician, Cryogenics Engineer, Development Engineer, Magnet Systems Engineer, Magnetic Repair Technician, Implementation Engineer and Electromagnetic Technician may also be considered for this role.

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