Senior Vacuum Technician

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Technical/Engineering
Full Time Salary: £33,297 to £39,172 per annum (Discretionary range to £45,048)
Post Type: Full time / Permanent
Provisional Interview Dates: November 2019
Closing Date: 27/10/2019
Ref No: 10270

The Vacuum Group is responsible for the vacuum systems and vacuum equipment of Diamond Light Source (DLS).

We are now seeking a Senior Vacuum Technician to contribute to the assembly, commissioning, installation and maintenance of the DLS vacuum systems.

Applicants should have some vacuum experience and preferably also be familiar with the processes and equipment to achieve ultra-high vacuum. As a member of the Vacuum Group you will be working alongside a motivated team with a positive approach to problem solving. You will be required to undertake supervision of small work teams and projects for installation and maintenance. Tasks undertaken are varied and include mechanical assembly of vacuum components and vacuum testing to DLS specifications. The role also encompasses the procurement of vacuum-related equipment, stock inventory management and development and documentation of processes, alongside appropriate risk assessments and method statements to follow a safe system of work.

You could be involved with product design reviews, factory acceptance testing and training of other DLS staff.

This post provides an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to contribute to the continued success of a world-leading scientific facility.

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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