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We now have an opportunity for an experienced Electrical Technician to work on a number of X-ray Imaging beamlines.

Electrical Technician

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire

Salary £26,399 to £31,058 per annum, dependent upon skills and experience

Full time / Flexible hours considered.

Reference: 10585

About Us

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth and environmental sciences. 

About the Role

We now have an opportunity for an experienced Electrical Technician to work on a number of X-ray Imaging beamlines. You will join an experienced team of highly skilled mechanical and electrical technicians supporting our scientists to install, commission, and operate the world-leading instrumentation and associated facilities used by international scientists. 

Your responsibilities will include:

·      Maintain the equipment and working with the beamline scientists in designing and installing new components.

·      Helping beamline users in preparing and setting up their experiments.

·      Providing support during the installation and commissioning of new equipment and with subsequent operations.

·      Your duties will focus on the development of the facilities and assistance with the day-to-day operation. 

About You

You should have served a recognised Apprenticeship in an appropriate Engineering discipline, and to have gained a minimum of HNC qualification. We’ll also consider you if you have relevant or equivalent on-the job experience.

You should have BS7671 Wiring Regulations Qualification or equivalent knowledge.

You will have experience with LV Electrical systems and a familiarity with using Safe Systems or work, permits, risk assessments etc. Useful experience: The wiring and installation of complete electrical control systems, including PLC’s and controllers, crimping and soldering of various types of connectors, cable production and installation, machine and equipment wiring, control panel and

19-inch rack building, with fault finding and testing skills, would be useful.

You’ll be computer literate with good problem-solving skills and are an effective team worker. 


Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities.

To Apply

Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.

The closing date for applications is 1st August 2021.