NTR Operations Technician

  • Job Reference: R22786
  • Date Posted: 26 June 2024
  • Recruiter: AWE
  • Website: https://www.awe.co.uk/
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £23,280 to £28,500
  • Bonus/Benefits: .
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are looking for an Operations Technician to join the Nuclear Threat Reduction (NTR) team.

This role is the perfect opportunity for individual's early in their career, or those looking to develop their career in an operational environment. If you have knowledge or skills in the following areas, then we want to hear from you:

  • Maintaining operational equipment
  • Carrying out logistics tasks with vehicle & plant operations
  • Responder Management
  • Nuclear security and counter terrorism

The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues and end users to deliver our operational capability.

Location: Reading

Salary: £23,280 - £28,500 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 17th July 2024

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

There are several roles so you could be responsible for-

  • Managing our responders with recruitment, training, rotas, competency assessments, etc
  • Delivery of specific practical and logistical tasks to schedule, cost and quality.
  • Undertaking scheduled maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Supporting quality assurance in areas such as electrical testing and calibration of instruments
  • Routine checks and use of operational vehicles, plant, and equipment
  • Providing logistical support to the Off-Site Delivery training and exercise programme
  • May be required to carry out safety related roles including but not limited to Work Supervisor; Instructed or Nominated Person Electrical; COSHH or Risk Assessor, Radioactive Source Authorised user.

Candidates should have or be willing to undertake training to become qualified in:

  • Conversant with Microsoft Office
  • Full clean driving licence

It would be advantageous to have:

  • Category C licence
  • Equipment maintenance skills
  • People management skills

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