Electrician Technician

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, Abingdon
£25,046 - £28,461 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
03 May 2019
31 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Electrical Technician

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Job Title:
Electrical Technician

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£25,046 - £28,461 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
7th June 2019

Are you an experienced electrical technician with a recognised electrical engineering apprenticeship (or equivalent) qualification? 

Do you have demonstrable knowledge of current BS7671 wiring regulations?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) offers a range of excellent benefits including 25 days’ annual leave plus 10.5 days (including bank holidays and privilege days), a generous pension, a range of personal and professional development opportunities, an on-site sports and social club and much more! 

We are seeking an electrical technician to undertake the wiring maintenance, modification, commissioning and operation of electromechanical remote handling equipment within our RACE Department. 

RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) is a business unit, based at Culham, specialising in remote handling and automated systems. We design, deliver and operate remote handling solutions for extreme environments using the latest technologies in robotics and automation. 

From our brand-new purpose-built facility, the RACE team is working on several multi-year projects to design, manufacture and supply complex, innovative and yet to be conceived solutions to work in challenging environments.

Key areas of responsibility will include: 

-Undertake the wiring, testing and commissioning of circuits and equipment for our remote handling systems (RACE and JET).

-Carry out maintenance tasks on RACE and JET remote handling equipment.

-Undertake the prompt fault finding and repair of remote handling electrical systems, communicating issues to involved parties, the resolution required and the expected timeframe to repair the fault.

-The job holder will be involved in working on RACE projects involving the research and development of new equipment and tasks and be able to recognise potential issues and Use effective communication and interpersonal skills with project team members where an issue has been identified.

-The Electrical technician will develop and write procedures for the set-up, maintenance and testing of equipment.

-The Electrical technician will be expected to mentor an apprentice working within the workshop.

Due to the nature of the role, during remote handling operations there may be a requirement to attend site out of normal working hours on an "on-call basis".

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.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

Knowledge skills and experience

- Recognised electrical engineering apprenticeship (or equivalent) with relevant qualification in engineering or workshop technologies.

- Ability to understand and work from electrical drawings and schematics

- Experience of working in a health and safety dominant environments

-Knowledge of the current BS7671 Wiring Regulations

-Comprehensive knowledge of crimping and soldering techniques.

-Knowledge and experience of assembly of high-density connectors

-Experienced in fault finding techniques in electrical systems and devices

-Experience of working in a cross functional team

Special requirements:
Due to the nature of the role, during remote handling operations there may be a requirement to attend site out of normal working hours on an "on-call basis". 

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. 

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


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

-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

-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 discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns.

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