Senior Electrical Manufacturing Technician

Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK

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£36,397 to £38,620 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Renewable Energy
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Full Time
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About the job

Senior Electrical Manufacturing Technician

Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK


Department: RACE Operations

Salary: £36,397 to £38,620 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension

Confirmed Grade: Level 4


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.


RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) is a business unit, based at Culham, within the UK Atomic Energy Authority specialising in remote 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. RACE designs, procures commissions, operates and maintains the wide range of equipment is used for maintenance and implementation of enhancements of the JET Tokamak and is active in the design and development of remote maintenance systems used in ITER and DEMO fusion reactor.


Job Description


Who are we looking for?


RACE is recruiting a Senior Electrical Manufacturing Technician is to be engaged in the design for manufacture, manufacture quality assurance, modification and assembly of equipment for remote handling operations projects being designed and developed. The job holder will have a hands-on approach to overseeing the manufacture and installation of control panels, cubicles, harnesses and plant installation.


Special Requirements


The role holder may be required to attend site out of normal working hours on an on-call basis or to work shifts as required during Remote handling operations.


What will you be responsible for?


- Supporting Electrical Engineers in developing complex hardware for equipment used in remote handling applications particularly from a manufacturability and maintenance perspective.

- Overseeing the manufacturing process for control panels, cubicles and harnesses.

- Overseeing the installation process for control panels, cubicles, harnesses and plant installations.

- Taking responsibility for electromechanical integration within this equipment.

- Participate in design reviews.

- Provide quality assurance during and upon completion of equipment.

- Uses own expertise to support the commissioning process on new and existing equipment.

- Assisting in the construction, testing and commissioning of systems ensuring compliance of systems with both site requirements and legislated safety standards

- Defining and setting standards and best working practices

- Taking responsibility for equipment; including maintenance schedules and calibration schedules

- Maintaining design guide and component database

- Assist in the training of graduate engineers and apprentices in workshop practises and design strategies




Essential skills, experience and competence required


- Formal Electrical/Electronic/Engineering/Manufacturing qualification (City and Guilds, ONC, HNC, BSc, BEng)

- Previous experience in a practical role within a relevant field

- Experience of reverse engineering electrical systems. Experience of understanding electrical schematics and general assembly drawings

- Excellent workshop skills, both electrical and mechanical

- Experience with electrical panels, harnesses and large electrical cabinets/cubicles layout and wiring

- Experience of working in a safety dominated working environment

- Flexible working attitude with the ability to deliver set tasks as an individual or as a team member

- Able to produce high quality work to deadlines and to close out projects


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 (e.g. professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme) 

- 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. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.


Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 15th October 2021. We may close earlier than this date 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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