|Job Title||Vacuum Instrumentation Technician|
|Post Type||Full time/ 4 Year Fixed Term|
|Salary information||Circa £26k|
|Date of interviews||TBC|
- Construction, testing, installation, commissioning, servicing, fault finding, calibration and repair of:
- Diamond vacuum instrumentation equipment and associated control and interlock systems hardware and software including some cabling work
- Ancillary vacuum instrumentation systems such as pumping carts, beamline pumping station control units, vacuum laboratory equipment and bakeout equipment.
- Contribute to the specification, design, development, documentation and user training on all these systems.
- Assist with monitoring vacuum instrumentation to identify problems and to enable effective and timely repair, replacement or upgrading of faulty equipment.
- Inspection and testing of newly delivered vacuum instrumentation equipment
- Upgrading of vacuum instrumentation equipment to ensure future compatibility
- Contribute to development of and work within systems for tracking faulty vacuum instrumentation equipment returns to suppliers and to control the inventory of equipment and associated spares
- Contribute to development and implementation of electrical test, commissioning and repair procedures and work within these procedures.
- Planning and preparation of work including identification of required resources and equipment
- General laboratory and workshop electrical work such as build of cables and electrical equipment for Vacuum Group including test equipment, prototyping and development work
- Integration of vacuum instrumentation equipment into racks and associated panel wiring
- Issue permits to work for ion pump system cabling on the accelerators and beamlines if authorized following appropriate training and familiarisation.
- In collaboration with engineers, develop and work within systems for safe working on vacuum electrical equipment
- Undertake other related duties to meet the needs of the Vacuum Group
- Comply with all Diamond Health and Safety procedures and policies
Qualifications and Experience: Essential
- Ability to understand and work with electrical and mechanical drawings and circuit diagrams
- Ability to carry out a variety of light mechanical and electrical assembly tasks, including soldering, crimping, cable assembly and rack wiring
- Ability to use standard electronic measurement instruments including oscilloscopes and multi-meters
- Relevant work experience in an electronics or instrumentation support role with industrial or scientific control systems
- Hands-on experience of making off cables with various connectors for LV and HV low power circuits
- Basic knowledge of electrical and electronic circuit theory and practice
- Experience in testing and fault finding of electrical systems
- Good understanding of electrical safety practices for LV & HV low power circuits and devices
- ONC/OND/NVQ or Electrical or Electronic City & Guilds qualification or similar level
- Good problem solving ability
- Ability to work under supervision and on own initiative
- Good communication skills, verbal and written
- Familiarity with standard MS Office software
- Good planning and organising skills
- Effective team player
Qualifications and Experience: Desirable
- Recognised engineering apprenticeship
- HND/HNC in relevant subject or similar level
- Available for occasional travel, usually within the UK, and with occasional overnight stays
- Available to work occasional shifts
- Full Driving Licence
- Experience with vacuum gauging and controllers
- Experience of commissioning and fault finding on vacuum pumping devices
- Knowledge of communication protocols such as RS232/422/485
- Familiarity with using permit to work procedures, work planning and safe systems of work
- Knowledge of BS EN 60204-1 Safety of Machinery, Electrical equipment of machines
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