Tooling and Equipment Engineer

7 days left

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, Abingdon
£35,486 to £37,924
05 Feb 2021
05 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Tooling and Equipment Engineer

Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire
Programme: RACE
Department: RACE Operations
Type of Employment: Full-time
Discipline: Engineering
Salary: £35,486 to £37,924 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) have an excellent opportunity for a Tooling and Equipment Engineer to join their team within the Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE) business unit.

Who are we looking for?

Are you an experienced tooling and equipment engineer with the ability and experience in creating, reviewing and improving training manuals and presentations?

Are you analytical with the ability to understand and interpret complex engineering drawings of components and assemblies?

If you have the above skills and experience, with a qualification within mechanical engineering/robotics and a good team working and proactive approach, this may be an excellent opportunity for you.

Job Description

As Tooling and Equipment Engineer for RACE, you will be responsible for the management of remote handling (RH) equipment and tooling used within JET (The Joint European Torus). This is an excellent opportunity to work with and develop a wide range of bespoke tooling.

Key accountabilities/responsibilities for this role include:

- Identification, quality and configuration control of the RH tooling/equipment required for mock-up and shutdown operations
- Prepare inspection specifications and witness trial assembly of RH tooling for JET components and other RACE projects
- Logistical control Manage TCTF Support Ops desk during Shutdown. Working with Cavendish Nuclear to achieve the loading and unloading of tools, equipment and JET components required for shutdown operations
- Complete online transfer requests and clearance requests
- Liaise with Health Physics on smears and transfer of tooling within the supervised areas
- Be recognized as a specialist on the full RH tooling inventory, providing guidance and advice to other group members and the wider RACE department

Special Requirements

The appointee may be required to work in Beryllium and Radiation controlled areas. All necessary training and registration for this will be provided by United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

The JET shutdown operations are staffed in shifts and the appointee must be prepared to work shifts or be on call as required. However, this is only during shutdown preparation and operation. (Not full-time shift work - on average about 25% of the year). Typical shift patterns when in remote operations are 06:00 - 15:30 for 2 weeks, one week on base hours (37.5 hours) and 15:15 - 01:15 for 2 weeks.


Essential skills, experience and competences required:

- HNC, City & Guilds or equivalent in mechanical engineering / robotics
- Experience of working within a highly regulated or nuclear environment
- Experience in creating, reviewing and improving training manuals and presentations
- Ability to understand and interpret complex engineering drawings of components and assemblies
- Good ICT, written & oral communication skills
- Experience of interpreting equipment manuals and other technical information. Good team player with pro-active work ethos
- Excellent organisational skills and keen attention to detail

Desirable skills, experience and competences:

- Experience or knowledge of operation on remote movers and manipulators
- Experience with mentoring, training and qualification of operators on remote handling or complex machinery

Additional Information

What we offer

- A competitive salary
- A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
- An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives
- Flexible working options including family friendly policies
- Emergency leave (paid)
- 30.5 days’ annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service
- Wide range of career development opportunities
- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
- Annual corporate bonus scheme

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Partner, with the support of our Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our organisation an employer of choice. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10 minute walk from Culham Railway Station.

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

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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