HTS Magnet Systems & Instrumentation Technician - Cryogenics

06 Mar 2019
03 Apr 2019
Bluetown Online
Energy, Nuclear
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Magnet Systems & Instrumentation Technician

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent (37.5 hours per week)

The Company aims to accelerate the adoption of fusion power generation by combining two emerging technologies - spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors (HTS). Originally established in 2009 to design and develop small spherical tokamaks and compact fusion reactors for a range of applications, since then, the Company has unlocked a new route to scalable fusion power that is cost-effective and does not require huge infrastructure and capital expenditure.

The technology will revolutionise the world’s energy production – it will be possible to produce more energy, more cheaply and with fewer harmful side effects (e.g. with no long-term nuclear waste or carbon emissions). The company’s innovation has been featured on Channel 4 news, BBC News Click and Reuters news channel and they received a Technology Pioneer Award at the World Economic Forum on 2016. This is the chance to join a fast-growing high technology company with an agile, dynamic team and to tackle the challenge of a lifetime.

The Role:

A position is available in the HTS magnet team for a Magnet Systems and Instrumentation Technician. The successful candidate will be performing a wide variety of tasks in the HTS laboratory involving fabricating and assembling test magnets and associated fixtures as well as supporting the measurement cryogenic test rigs and associated instrumentation. This is a great opportunity to participate in the pioneering work taking place on HTS magnet development. The candidate should be highly motivated to deliver against challenging objectives in a compressed timescale.

Key Requirements:

* Fabricating HTS sample fixtures and sample magnet formers
* HTS coil winding for sample magnets
* Developing tooling for coil fabrication
* Fabricating/assembling/testing cryogenic test fixtures
* Sample preparation and making measurements on superconducting tapes, joints and assemblies under cryogenic conditions.
* Testing novel high field HTS magnets.
* Design and use of experimental test equipment.
* Contribute effectively in a multi-skilled team

The Candidate:


* HNC or similar in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline.
* Experience of cryomagnetic system building.
* Experience of working with small-signal instrumentation wiring in cryogenic systems.
* Experience of machining.
* Ability to contribute effectively in a multi-skilled technical team


* Familiarity with standard laboratory electrical test equipment such as power supplies and data acquisition.
* Familiarity with fibre-optic instrumentation.
* Experience of analogue and digital electronics.
* Willingness to learn new techniques and technologies
* Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision
* Proactive attitude


* 25 days holiday, pro rata (plus bank holidays)
* Company pension scheme
* Eligible for company share option scheme after 1 years’ service
* Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependant on performance
* Private medical insurance after 3 months service

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Further Information

Pre-employment screening

Please note that the appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to standard pre-employment screening, as applicable to the post. This will include right-to-work, proof of identity and references.

Data Privacy

Please note that any personal data submitted to the Company as part of the job application process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation.

Equality of Opportunity

Entry into employment with the Company and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Magnet Systems & Instrumentation Tech, Cryogenic Equipment Technician, HTS Technician, Fabricator, Magnet Systems Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Cryogenics technician, Technical Instrument Engineer, Technical Systems Engineer, LTS Engineer, Mechatronics Graduate, Physics Graduate, Electromagnetic Technician, Electrical Engineering Graduate may also be considered for this role.