Instrumentation Technician

  • Job Reference: R16420
  • Date Posted: 19 September 2023
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £27,420 to £36,000
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

As an Instrumentation Technician in the Engineering Trials Delivery Unit, you will have the opportunity to be involved in devising sensor application and data acquisition solutions to meet the customer's requirements for a diverse array of engineering trials. Additionally, you will be expected to undertake calibration, receipt, inspection or equipment, and routine maintenance activities to support operational trials.

This is an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified apprentice or someone with experience in Control and Instrumentation looking to be involved in some important work at AWE, supporting our engineering trials.

Location: Reading area

Package: £27,420 - £36,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 03rd October 2023

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

What will you be responsible for?

  • Assisting customers to define their instrumentation requirements

  • Liaising with customers to ensure their requirements are met

  • Designing, building, installing and testing of instrumentation systems

  • Reporting on your projects

  • Maintaining high levels of housekeeping within the Calibration Laboratory and Electrical Workshop environment

  • Fault finding, problem solving, repair and maintenance of existing systems

  • Work alongside team members on electrical hardware on a variety of voltage systems

  • Undertake work in compliance with company processes, standards, and procedures

  • May be required to carry out safety related roles including but not limited to Work Supervisory Skills; Nominated Person Electrical; COSHH Assessor; Manual Handling Assessor; Risk Assessor

Whilst not considered the checklist, candidates should have the following:

  • Experience in using data capture hardware and software

  • Knowledge of electronics or electrical test equipment

  • Be able to show aptitude in fault-finding and problem solving

  • Attention to detail and the ability to work safely in High Hazard areas are essential

  • A willingness to learn with a good work ethic

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)

  • Robust organisational and problem-solving skills

  • Good working knowledge of MS programmes

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Engineering Apprenticeship NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in relevant discipline or NVQ/Diploma Level 2 plus industrial experience

  • A recognised relevant qualification such as City & Guilds, ONC or BTEC Level 3

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.