Accelerator Operator

  • Job Reference: R14789
  • Date Posted: 4 August 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £21,150 to £25,000
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

AWE is currently recruiting for an Accelerator Operator to join an Operations Team, who are tasked with the build, operation and continuous improvement of laboratory research projects.

Location - Reading/Basingstoke area

Package - £21,150 - £25,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

Market leading contributory pension scheme

Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)

Flexible working hours

Salary sacrifice scheme

Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

As an Accelerator Operator, you will be supporting the Hardening and Vulnerability suite of simulators that help to qualify the performance of our deterrent.

The role will involve undertaking all necessary training to accomplish the safe and efficient operation of the accelerator, provide support to the trials team with experiments, routine/ non-routine maintenance and to work as part of a team to provide a reliable efficient capability to our customers.

We would love to hear from individuals with an ONC in an engineering/science discipline, along with two years post qualification experience OR HNC in an engineering/science discipline. Someone with practical experience in experimental or operational environment High voltage experience is preferred.

You will need the following, to be considered:

  • An excellent attention to detail with the ability to follow operational instructions effectively

  • General knowledge of legislation, relevant to managing high hazard operations

  • Practical working knowledge of the importance of creating Operating or work instructions

  • Competent to work within the requirements of SQESH procedures and legislation

  • Able to safely use specialised equipment following specified procedures (Work Instructions, drawings and Company Safety documentation)

  • Working knowledge of MS Office

It would be desirable for you to have the following (not essential):

  • Awareness of electrical safety, Manual Handling, and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).

  • A basic understanding of the key principles of vacuum technology

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.