Mechanical Technician

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, Abingdon
£25,422 - £28,888 + excellent benefits and an outstanding pension scheme
08 May 2019
05 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Mechanical Technician


Job Ref:



Job Title:

Mechanical Technician


Job type:

Permanent Full Time



Culham, Oxfordshire



£25,422 - £28,888 + excellent benefits and an outstanding pension scheme


Closing date:

19th June 2019


Are you an experienced Mechanical Technician with excellent communication skills?


Are you a team player with the ability to use and interpret equipment drawings, manuals and other technical information to assist with all works?


Do you have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the health and safety policy and procedures?


H3AT is a business unit at Culham Science Centre, responsible for the current tritium operational and research activities on JET (Joint European Torus). The department will carry out tritium research and development in support of the ITER project and deliver innovative tritium processes for a broad range of applications.


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can provide excellent mechanical provision for all active gas handling systems (AGHS) and key safety related equipment.


This will involve all aspects of the role from testing to de-commissioning of AGHS mechanical systems e.g. Exhaust Detritiation System (AGHS KSRE) mechanical repair & maintenance.


Key accountabilities include:


- Leak checking vacuum systems

- Servicing vacuum pumps

- Ensuring P&ID diagrams are correct and up to date

- Provide mechanical support to sub system responsible officers

- Willing to train to become radiation classified worker


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.


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


Knowledge skills and experience



- Mechanical Apprenticeship

- HNC, City & Guilds or equivalent in mechanical engineering

- Good ICT, written & oral communication skills

- Experience interpreting equipment drawings, manuals and other technical information



- Will be required to become a radiation and beryllium worker (training will be provided)

- Familiarity with Microsoft Office and AutoCAD would be beneficial

- This role may require you to work shifts


Special requirements:

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.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs