Power Supplies Maintenance Engineer

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Do you have a background in mechanical or electro-mechanical engineering with a relevant qualification?

Do you have substantial knowledge and industry experience working on mechanical plant including compressed air, vacuum, water and gas systems?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a Power Supplies Maintenance Engineer to join their team within the Power Supplies Operations Unit. The team consists of circa 45 employees and is responsible for the ownership and safe operation of pulsed power convertors in support of JET and MAST-U operations. Comprehensive on-plant training will be provided to enable successful candidates to become fully conversant with the requirements of the role.

Key responsibilities include:
-Provision of mechanical skills regarding mechanical assemblies and vacuum, pressurised water, gas and air systems.
-Undertake fault finding activities within your area of expertise
-Take responsibility for defining and maintaining sufficient spares and consumables for a range of plant including managing obsolescence
-Preparation of work control systems and supervision of craft personnel where appropriate

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particular from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our Inclusion Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

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Knowledge skills and experience


-HNC in an engineering discipline with practical work experience.
-Candidates with lower qualification will be considered where significant relevant practical experience can be demonstrated.


-Experience of working within a high hazard industrial environment


Special requirements:
Regular casual shift working will be required to provide resilience to power supplies operational teams.

Selection Methods and Notes:
-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

-We actively promote equality and value diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.

-Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

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