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Vacuum Technician / Senior Vacuum Technician

Diamond Light Source

Location: Harwell
Salary: £26,399 to £45,949
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th January 2022
Closes: 6th February 2022
Job Ref: 10725

About Us
Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a world leading scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. The light enables our scientists to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

We offer an exceptional benefits package to ensure an excellent work/life balance including 25 days’ annual leave, 13 days public and company holidays, flexible working hours, an onsite nursery and restaurant, an excellent pension scheme, and social and sporting teams and activities.

About the Role
We now have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Mechanical / Vacuum Technician to participate in the construction, conditioning, testing, commissioning, installation and maintenance of the Diamond vacuum systems and support equipment.

You will also supervise small teams for vacuum installation and maintenance tasks and take part in the planning and preparation of work including resource allocation for systems installations.

Further responsibilities will include:

  • Producing the documentation (Method Statements, Risk Assessments and Permits to work) to ensure correct safe working and effective installations are achievable.
  • Undertaking vacuum inspection and acceptance testing of vacuum components.
  • Assisting and advising on the correct procedures and techniques for UHV installations and testing.
  • Working within an ultra-high vacuum (UHV) clean assembly environment.
  • Advising on the purchasing and procurement of Vacuum Group equipment.
  • Utilising the quality control and quality procedures of the Diamond project.
  • Comply with all Diamond Health and Safety procedures and policies.

You will also play a part in our major multi-million pound facility upgrade, known as Diamond-II, which will generate an even more brilliant light source at a higher energy.

About You
You ideally will have served a recognised Engineering Apprenticeship or Engineering Degree or demonstrate equivalent on-the job experience.

You will be an experienced Technician or Engineer from a high technology environment with staff supervisory experience.

You will have experience in clean ultra-high vacuum systems and large-scale vacuum systems.

Further knowledge or experience in the following areas will be beneficial:

  • Leak detectors.
  • Residual Gas Analysers.
  • Quality Control Systems.
  • Work and resource Planning.
  • Safe Systems of work.

You will need to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills to work with a range of colleagues.

To Apply
Applicants are required to outline their suitability for this role via the online application process. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

The closing date for applications is 6th February 2022.

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