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Mechanical Technician

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Job Title:
Mechanical Technician

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£24,798 - £28,179 PA dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme.

Closing date:
25th February 2018


We are looking for skilled mechanical fitters to maintain and operate our world class robotic and remote handling systems.

RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) develop and operate remote handling systems which use the latest technology in robotics. Your role will be to build, maintain and operate our advanced remote handling systems at our unique facility in Abingdon.

Do you have an interest in emerging technology and robotic systems?

Do you have an interest in assembly and maintenance of detailed mechanical assemblies?

Have you got the aptitude for precision assembly work?

If you answer yes to the above questions, we would like to invite you to apply and be trained by us as a remote handing mechanical technician.

We offer outstanding benefits including a world class pension, comprehensive leave package, exceptional personal development/progression prospects and full training in the use and maintenance of state of the art robotic and remote handling systems.

As a mechanical technician you will support the assembly, commissioning, operation and maintenance of a wide range of specialist electromechanical equipment such as telemanipulators, transporters, welding, cutting, handling and inspection devices enabling remote handling maintenance, assemble and inspection tasks to be performed.

The main responsibilities of the role will include:

-Operating specialist remote handling equipment safely and taking ownership for it

-Maintaining complex electromechanical equipment to a high standard of precision and cleanliness often in challenging environments with high levels of PPE

-Supporting new project activities, working with equipment responsible officers to highlight any design or manufacturing issues during assembly and operation, offer technical support and solutions to rectify issues
-Maintaining technical and maintenance documentation, creating new and editing existing documents related to the specialist remote handling equipment

-General mechanical workshop activities which include precision assembly, fitting and fabrication

Knowledge skills and experience

-Recognised engineering apprenticeship or equivalent with a relevant qualification in engineering and workshop technology

-Have a proven capability of working from detailed drawings and schematics

-Experience in using MS Excel and MS Word

-Ability to work as a part of a team

-Excellent communication skills

-CSCS - Experienced worker

-Fork Lift Truck

-Crane and Slinging certificate

Special requirements:
- 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 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.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.

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