Mechanical Technician

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
Oxford, Oxfordshire
£24,798 - £28,179
15 Nov 2017
14 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Mechanical Technician
Job Ref: 2326
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £24,798 - £28,179 PA dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme.
Closing date:14th December 2017

We are looking for skilled mechanical technicians to maintain and operate our world class robotic and remote handling systems.

RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) develop and operate remote handling systems which use the latest technology in robotics. Your role will be to build, maintain and operate our advanced remote handling systems at our unique facility in Abingdon.

Do you have an interest in emerging technology and robotic systems?

Do you have an interest in assembly and maintenance of detailed mechanical assemblies?

Are you conversant in the use of manual workshop machinery for milling and turning? 

Have you got the aptitude for precision assembly work? 

If you answer yes to the above questions, we would like to invite you to apply and be trained by us as a remote handing mechanical technician.

We offer outstanding benefits including a world class pension, comprehensive leave package, exceptional personal development/progression prospects and full training in the use and maintenance of state of the art robotic and remote handling systems.

As a mechanical technician you will support the assembly, commissioning, operation 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. 

The main responsibilities of the role will include:

-Operating specialist remote handling equipment safely and taking ownership for it

-Maintaining complex electromechanical equipment to a high standard of precision and cleanliness often in challenging environments with high levels of PPE

-Supporting new project activities, working with equipment responsible officers to highlight any design or manufacturing issues during assembly and operation, offer technical support and solutions to rectify issues
-Maintaining technical and maintenance documentation, creating new and editing existing documents related to the specialist remote handling equipment

-General mechanical workshop activities which include turning, milling, fitting and fabrication

Knowledge skills and experience

-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

-Have a proven capability of working from detailed drawings and schematics

-Experience in using MS Excel and MS Word

-Ability to work as a part of a team

-Excellent communication skills


-CSCS - Experienced worker

-Fork Lift Truck

-Crane and Slinging certificate


-CNC Milling

Special requirements:

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