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Mechanical Support Technician

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Our team has an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Technician who has served a fully recognised apprenticeship or is similarly qualified to join our ISIS Accelerator Division.

Mechanical Support Technician

STFC – UKRI

Didcot

Salary £24,777 - £28,932 per annum (dependent upon qualifications and experience and inclusive of annual allowance)

Open Ended

Full Time

Join our team

Our team has an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Technician who has served a fully recognised apprenticeship or is similarly qualified to join our ISIS Accelerator Division. 

ISIS is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences, our suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. We specialise and support a national and international community of more than 3,000 scientists for research into various subjects such as clean energy, materials engineering and more. More specifically we provide support for much of the equipment associated with the smooth running of ISIS.

About the role

You will report to the Ancillary Plant Maintenance Manager within the Accelerator Engineering Group and part of your role will be to provide support for much of the equipment associated with the smooth running of ISIS. The plant includes large evaporative and air blast cooler systems, water treatment plant, de-mineralised and de-oxygenated water production systems, ventilation fans and motors, chilled water systems, air conditioning units and compressed air systems.

Other responsibilities will include:

·        Maintaining of complex ancillary plant systems both planned and reactive

·        Maintaining ancillary equipment ensuring we adhere to health and safety standards.

·        Working on the refrigeration system

·        Installing pipework where necessary.

This is very much a hands-on role and is key to providing support across the plant to ensure that we are providing the best services possible.

What will you get in return?

An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered, as well as an onsite nursery, subsidised restaurant, gym and sports facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you’ve completed a Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship (or have equivalent experience), have previous experience in ancillary plant systems and installing pipe work. You will also need to be able to operate a variety of hand tools and have good problem-solving skills with a can-do approach to your work.

A City and Guilds, NVQ or BTEC qualification and experience in refrigeration would be beneficial, but is not essential.

To Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at https://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc252711_10376.aspx. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 9th March 2020 however, we encourage early applications as some candidates may be interviewed before this date.

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