|Salary:||£26,399 to £31,058 dependent upon skills and experience|
|Placed On:||2nd February 2023|
|Closes:||26th February 2023|
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire
Full time / Flexible hours considered.
Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology
Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities and talented staff are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.
About the Role
We now have an opportunity for a Mechanical Technician within the Diamond Insertion Device group. Synchrotron insertion devices are permanent magnet assemblies which lie at the heart of the Diamond facility, generating the brilliant light that is used in the experiments.
The Mechanical Technician will contribute to the mechanical assembly, testing, installation, maintenance and upgrading of insertion devices.
Further responsibilities will include:
Some flexibility over working hours will be required during periods of intense activity, and occasional local travel may be required.
Candidates should demonstrate a combination of proven technical experience, as well as an engineering apprenticeship or ONC or similar relevant qualification within engineering.
Experience would be advantageous in one of the following working environments:
We are seeking someone with precision mechanical assembly skills, or an interest in learning those skills.
You should have experience in a mechanical workshop environment and be familiar with measuring instruments, alignment methods and ideally have some machining experience. You will demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret mechanical drawings.
You will demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills, to interact with people at all levels.
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.
Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.
The initial closing date for applications is 26th February 2023, however applications will be reviewed and interviewed on an ongoing basis until this vacancy is filled.
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