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Location: South East England, Culham, United Kingdom

RACE Mechanical Technician

South East England, Culham, United Kingdom

Job Description

• Do you have an interest in emerging technology and robotic systems?
• Do you have an interest in assembly and maintenance of detailed mechanical assemblies?
• Have you got the aptitude for precision assembly work?

Come and join the team at RACE, (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments). We develop and operate remote handling systems which use the latest technology in robotics. Your role will be to build, maintain and operate our advanced robotics systems at our unique facility in Culham, Oxfordshire. RACE is part of UK Atomic Energy Authority, and together they are working help shape the future of the world`s energy researching into Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future.

You'll support the Group with the assembly, commissioning and maintenance of a wide range of specialist electromechanical equipment such as telemanipulators, transporters, welding, cutting, handling and inspection devices enabling remote handling maintenance, assemble and inspection tasks to be performed. This gives RACE the capability to fulfil the existing Remote Handling challenges here at JET and the capability to commit to future projects from other organisations such as ITER and DEMO.

Your role will involve:
• Carryout maintenance activities - maintaining complex electromechanical equipment to a high standard of precision and cleanliness often in challenging environments with high levels of PPE.
• Support maintenance activities - Highlighting any areas of inconsistency to Maintenance RO ensuring equipment is functionality assembled as originally designed maximise equipment reliability.
• Support new assembly activates - work with Equipment RO to highlight any design or manufacturing issues during assembly, offer technical support and solutions to rectify issues.
• Responsible for equipment maintenance documentation - creation of new and editing of existing technical documentation related to Remote Handling equipment, ensure all equipment to be maintained has an up to date procedure.
• Support general workshop practices - work to a high standard of accuracy and finish while undertake general workshop tasks such as turning, milling, fitting, fabrication etc.

You'll need:
• Recognised qualification in engineering.
• Recognised engineering apprenticeship (or equivalent) with a relevant qualification in engineering and workshop technology.
• Qualified and experienced in the safe operation of conventional workshop machine tools.
• Experienced in generation of formal maintenance documentation would be beneficial.
• Have a proven capability of working from detailed drawings and schematics.
• Experience with MS Access, MS Excel and MS Word.
• Ability to co-operate and work as a part of a team.

This is a long-term competitive contract offered on Umbrella or PAYE basis only.
All offers are subject to undergoing basic security clearance (BPSS)

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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