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Vacuum Process Technician

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council - UKRI - STFC

Location: Warrington
Salary: £24,777 to £26,932 (Pro-rata for Part Time)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th March 2020
Closes: 24th April 2020
Job Ref: IRC253274

Full Time/Part Time (minimum 3 days per week, 22.5 hours)

About us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entitythat brings together nine partnersto create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

About the role

We are looking for a vacuum process technician to work within our processing facility to carry out reliable and reproducible cleaning of components. To achieve the demanding specifications required in a particle accelerator it is crucial that the vessels and components are cleaned to a high standard. It will be your role to carry out the stringent cleaning process to meet these specifications. The role will require attention to detail, being able to repeat processes to a very high standard and meticulous recording of data as part of an ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System.


  • Work as part of a team of vacuum technicians, vacuum engineers and vacuum scientists to support operation and maintenance of vacuum equipment
  • Work safely and enforce established safety measures in the labs on a day-to-day basis
  • Work within and contribute to the ISO9001 quality system, using computerised systems for data collection, recording and analysis
  • Inspection and processing of vacuum components through a multistage processing system, repeatedly following described cleaning processes without deviation.

About you

You will have a good ‘hands on’ practical aptitude with an ability to systematically follow processes time and time again to achieve a high level of quality.  You will have a proactive approach in maintenance and day to day housekeeping along with experience in planning and scheduling tasks/activities.

It is desirable that you have experience in working in ISO 9001 Quality system, along with training/Experience in vacuum technology.

What we offer

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aims to provide a pay and reward package that motivates staff to the best of their ability. The reward and benefit package includes a flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board at Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 24th April 2020.

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