Mechanical Support Technician

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Didcot, Oxfordshire
£24,435 - £28,560
14 Sep 2018
08 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

 Mechanical Support Technician

STFC - Didcot

£24,435 - £28,560 (dependent upon qualifications and relevant experience and inclusive of annual allowance) 

Full time

Open ended


About Us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.  

About the role

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 world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford in the United Kingdom. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. We support a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology and materials engineering, catalysis and polymers and on to fundamental studies of materials. 

A vacancy exists for a Mechanical Support Technician in the ISIS Ancillary Plant Section, which is part of the ISIS Accelerator Division, to provide support for much of the equipment associated with the smooth running of ISIS. The section is looking to recruit a practical mechanical technician who has served a fully recognised apprenticeship or is similarly qualified. The plant includes large evaporative and air blast cooler systems, water treatment plant, de-mineralised and de-oxygenated water production systems, ventilation fans and motors, chilled water systems, air conditioning units and compressed air systems.

About you
It is essential that you have a mechanical engineering apprenticeship or equivalent experience.

You will have experience of working with ancillary plant systems and installing pipe work.

You must be able to operate a variety of hand tools and have a working knowledge of relevant current Health and Safety best practices.

A time served mechanical apprenticeship, City and Guilds, NVQ or BTEC qualifications or equivalent of ONC standard minimum are desirable. 

It is beneficial to the role if you are able to work as part of team and/or unsupervised and have current Work at Height, Safe Use of Harness training and MEWP training certificates.

What we offer

In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages. 

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. 

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please click the Apply button.

The closing date for applications is 8th October 2018. 

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