Vacuum Process Technician
Salary: Band B/C £20,129 - £27,938
Benefits: 30 days holiday + 8 bank holidays + 2.5 privilege days + exceptional defined average salary pension + excellent work life balance
Location: Daresbury Laboratory, Keckwick Ln, Daresbury, Warrington WA4 4AD
Contract: Open Ended
Closing date for applications: Sunday 29th January 2023
Come and do the kind of science that made you want to become a scientist. Explore the unknown and get to grips with the biggest challenges in Big Science. And, alongside world class engineers and technologists, use everything you've learnt to find real-answers that shape society and improve lives.
Put simply, discover the kind of impact you can make when you work with some of the best facilities and brightest scientists in the world.
STFC’s Accelerator Science and Technology Centre (ASTeC) mission is to build the ‘Big Science’ facilities of the future; we design, build and operate particle accelerators and make major contributions to many of the biggest projects in the world today, working with high-profile national and international partners. STFC encourage our staff to undertake world-leading work in a diverse and inclusive environment.
The Vacuum Solutions Group within ASTeC are looking for two vacuum process technicians to work within our processing facility.
These interesting entry level role will provide exposure to practical experience such as laboratory duties, quality systems & health and safety, alongside building your personable skills in areas such as teamwork, networking, communication and listening.
If successful you will be trained to carry out the inspection and processing of vacuum components through a multistage system, repeatedly following described cleaning processes without deviation, so an eye for detail as well as the ability to work independently and accurately is a must.
We will provide you with a host of training to ensure you are fully up to speed and capable. However, we do expect the successful candidates will have a strong interest in science and a willingness to be learn new skills from day 1.
- Minimum of 5 GCSE with at least a C in Science and Maths, or equivalent ;
- Evidence of practical aptitude, ability to do ‘hands on’ tasks ;
- Experience of following specific work procedures to complete tasks and documenting progress as the task proceeds ;
- Happy and confident holding conversations with a cross section of people;
- The ability to problem solve, use your own initiative and to ask for help and advice when needed .
We are offer a whole host of benefits including:
- 30 days holiday (plus 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days);
- Flexible working hours;
- An excellent defined average salary pension scheme;
- Employee shopping/travel discounts;
- Excellent learning and development opportunities.
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are invested in creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive of all, to help us achieve the highest possible standards in our work and organisation together. In this regard, we encourage applications from under-represented groups.
We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business-support team explore the unknown across every field you could think of. And they turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.
What could you achieve with the world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe's largest research organisations by your side? Join us and discover what's possible.