Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.
Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities and talented staff are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.
Candidates should demonstrate a combination of proven technical experience, ideally along with relevant qualifications.
We are seeking someone with precision mechanical assembly skills, on-site installation and repair work, or an interest in learning those skills.
You should have experience in a mechanical and electrical assembly, fault-finding and repair environment. You should be familiar with working to method statements and adhering to the requirements of risk assessments. You will demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings.
You will demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills, to interact with people at all levels.
About the Role
We now have an opportunity for an Engineering Technician within the Diamond Accelerators Engineering Group. The Diamond Accelerators are the heart of the Diamond facility, combining to generating the brilliant light that is used in the experiments.
The successful candidate will integrate in an experienced team of highly skilled mechanical and electrical technicians supporting the installation, commissioning, and testing of equipment associated with the Linac, Booster, Storage Ring and Beamline Front ends. He/she will help maintain and modify the existing equipment and assist in the design review process of new equipment and upgrades. He/she will need to ensure that all work is carried out in a safe manner, and that the equipment is appropriately integrated and installed to the agreed procedures.
Further responsibilities will include:
· Carrying out inspection of manufactured items and assemblies to drawings.
· Carrying out fault finding, repairs and maintenance of the accelerator systems.
Some flexibility over working hours will be required during periods of intense activity, and occasional local travel may be required.