Graduate Level Mechanical Engineer (Robotics for Hazardous Environment)

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, Abingdon
£25,046 + excellent benefits
13 Mar 2019
10 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Graduate Level Mechanical Engineer (Robotics for Hazardous Environment) 

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Job Title: 
Graduate Level Mechanical Engineer (Robotics for Hazardous Environment) 

Job type: 
Permanent Full Time 

Culham, Oxfordshire 

£25,046 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme, flexible working arrangements and personal development 

Closing date: 
24th April 2019 

RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) is a business unit of the UK Atomic Energy Authority specialising in robotics handling and automated systems. As part of the global programme for fusion, RACE is developing remote handling systems for the next generations of power stations. RACE is also at the centre of the UK effort to apply novel technologies to all challenging and harsh environments for the protection of people and advancement of industry. 

As a Graduate Remote Handling Operations Engineer you will be trained to work on the deployment of robotic systems for hazardous environments and will have the opportunity to work across a range of international projects. The work will include tool and component design, remote handling task development and the operation of a full remote handling system. 

Key areas of responsibility will include: 

-Designing tasks, equipment and tooling so that complex operations can be undertaken using robotic remote handling system. 
-Derivation of an operational method for remote handling tasks 
-Specification of physical and virtual mock-ups 
-Developing sequence descriptions and remote handling operating procedures 
-Assist in the shift management of remote handling and manual operations 
-Reporting and presentation of feasibility assessments and operating procedures 

Please note that this role will not form part of the UKAEA Graduate Scheme. 

A perfect opportunity to join a dynamic and rapidly growing department which designs, procures commissions, operates and maintains the wide range equipment used for maintenance and implementation of enhancements of the JET Tokamak as well as evolving projects. 

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential. 

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack. 

Knowledge skills and experience 

-A recognised HND or degree in Mechanical Engineering 
-Experience of a range of mechanical engineering fabrication techniques 
-An interest in robotics 

Special requirements: 
-During some operational periods shift work may be required 

-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite. 

-Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview at Culham, Oxfordshire 

-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received. 

-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role. 

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

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