|Salary:||£45,170 to £53,140 per annum (includes 33% shift enhancement applicable once trained)|
|Placed On:||3rd February 2023|
|Closes:||26th February 2023|
Full time - Rotating shift pattern
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.
About the role
We now have an opportunity for a Senior Operations Technician to join our Operations Team, who are responsible for providing round the clock operation of the accelerators that are at the heart of Diamond.
The teamwork a 24/7 rotating shift pattern for which a shift enhancement is payable once training has been completed. Please note, the salary range stated above includes a shift enhancement. Training will take 4 - 6 months to complete, during which time a base salary in the range of £33,963 to £39,955 per annum will apply.
The primary task of the role is the operation of the accelerators, this predominantly involves monitoring the condition of the machine while it runs; identifying the cause of any interruptions; recovering from them, with the support of on call systems specialists where required, and the efficient return of beam to the users. The collection and recording of data about any incidents into fault reports is also important in order to facilitate trend identification and enable efforts at improving reliability.
The Senior Operations Technician will work alongside an Experimental Hall Coordinator on shift - the roles are distinct but will overlap on emergency control duties, which include first aid and response to building alarms.
Operations Team members may also be involved in machine installation, testing and maintenance activities and preparation of documentation and development of operational procedures.
Candidates should be qualified to HNC/ HND level or equivalent in an appropriate subject such as mechanical/electrical or Science.
The successful candidate will also demonstrate:
Candidates must be able to work flexibly within the required shift patterns and have their own means of transport to reliably get to Harwell Campus.
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 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. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.
Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.
The closing date for applications is 26th February 2023. Interviews will be held during the w/c 6th March.
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