Engineering Technician

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Technical/Engineering
Full Time Salary: £26,399 to £31,058 per annum (Discretionary range to £35,716)
Post Type: Full time / Permanent
Closing Date: 04/10/2020
Ref No: 10430

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 is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities and talented staff are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.

About the Role

We now have an opportunity for an Engineering Technician within the Diamond Accelerators Engineering Group. The Diamond Accelerators are the heart of the Diamond facility, combining to generating the brilliant light that is used in the experiments.

The successful candidate will integrate in an experienced team of highly skilled mechanical and electrical technicians supporting the installation, commissioning, and testing of equipment associated with the Linac, Booster, Storage Ring and Beamline Front ends. He/she will help maintain and modify the existing equipment and assist in the design review process of new equipment and upgrades.  He/she will need to ensure that all work is carried out in a safe manner, and that the equipment is appropriately integrated and installed to the agreed procedures.

Further responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out inspection of manufactured items and assemblies to drawings.
  • Carrying out fault finding, repairs and maintenance of the accelerator systems.

Some flexibility over working hours will be required during periods of intense activity, and occasional local travel may be required.

About You

Candidates should demonstrate a combination of proven technical experience, ideally along with relevant qualifications

We are seeking someone with precision mechanical assembly skills, on-site installation and repair work, or an interest in learning those skills.

You should have experience in a mechanical and electrical assembly, fault-finding and repair environment. You should be familiar with working to method statements and adhering to the requirements of risk assessments. You will demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings.

You will demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills, to interact with people at all levels.


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 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.

Other information

Where relevant, and possible for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities.

Diamond attract talented individuals from around the world and currently employ 39 different nationalities.  Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (78% men and 22% women as at 5 April 2019). Therefore, in accordance with law and good practice, we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.

If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

Diamond are members of Working Families (the UK’s work-life balance organisation), we have also achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.

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