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Senior Radio Frequency / Electronic Technician

Diamond Light Source

Location: Harwell
Salary: £37,087 to £46,868 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: 11317

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire - Onsite working
Full time / Flexible hours considered.

About Us

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 offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 26 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays and 2 annual volunteering days, 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. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

About the Role

The Radio Frequency group at Diamond operate, maintain, and develop RF equipment essential for the functioning of the synchrotron. The group has responsibility for a variety of equipment, including RF amplifiers delivering hundreds of kilowatts, to superconducting and copper resonant cavities.

We now have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Radio Frequency Technician to support the RF Group with a high level of expertise in the construction, operation, maintenance, and development of electronic/electrical/RF circuits and systems.  

You will contribute to the overall work of the RF Group with particular responsibility for certain aspects of the RF systems including:

  • Management and inventory control of the RF laboratory, RF test equipment operation and calibration.
  • Maintenance of schematic diagrams of assigned equipment.
  • Assist in developing new electronics/RF equipment and carrying out assembly and test.
  • Supervision of contractors and technicians as assigned.
  • Liaison with the Operations Teams in diagnosis and repair.
  • Contribute to ensuring safe working practices are being followed.

Further responsibilities will include:

  • Contribution to the system optimisation and procedure development of RF systems.
  • Assist in the drawing up of manufacturing and test specifications.
  • Complying with, and contributing to the development of, Health and Safety procedures and policies.

About You

You should have served a recognised Engineering Apprenticeship and ideally gained an HND or degree level qualification or demonstrate equivalent experience.

You will also have experience or understanding within the following areas:

  • RF test equipment.
  • Electronic and RF design.
  • Electrical health and safety issues.
  • Electrical and electronic fault finding. 

You will display a willingness to take on a variety of tasks and a desire to learn and face new challenges, and you will demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills to communicate with a range of colleagues. 

To Apply

Please click on the 'Apply' button above to access the online application process and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role. 

The closing date for applications is 10th March 2024 

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