Muons & Intermediate target section leader Salary: £39,748 - £44,166 per annum, relocation package available.
Hours: Full time/Part Time
Contract Type: Open Ended
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire
Together our scientists, technologists, engineers, and business support team explore the unknown and turn what they find into work that changes the world around us. Whether it’s sending probes into space or finding new ways to treat cancer, everyone here plays a vital role in making a positive difference to society. Come and discover how much you can achieve when you’re surrounded by world-leading experts, encouraged to constantly learn and empowered to explore your curiosity.
The ISIS neutron and muon source at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire is a world-leading research center which uses beams of neutrons and muons to study the atomic-level properties of materials. The ISIS Target Operations Group runs two target stations to provide neutrons for users, as well as a third target which produces muons.
The successful candidate will lead the team directly and will work on projects comprising of many different sections and groups. They will be responsible for the whole Muon suite including the RIKEN Cryogenic system, The Intermediate Target, the maintenance of the 7 individual Muon ports, and installing / upgrading the facilities. This involves managing specialist functions, dealing with specific complex areas of work covered by many different safety legislation and managing projects.
- Organize and plan collaborations with other muon and ISIS staff. All mechanical maintenance activities related to Muon operations Take an essential role in the on-call system Operating the Cryogenic systems Ensuring specialist knowledge transfer of the Muon beamlines is past on Monitor and maintain the intermediate target systems Leading installations and upgrades as required. Contribute operational expertise to intermediate target projects and the Endeavor program Maintain running systems including water cooling, ventilation, gas handling, vacuum systems, laser experimental equipment and cryogenic plant.
- Knowledge and experience in developing and maintaining safe systems of work Experience of leading a team and developing staff Experience of contributing technically in a multi-disciplinary engineering environment Willingness to work in controlled radiation and contamination areas and to be a classified radiation worker. Minimum of ONC or equivalent in a mechanical engineering subject area. Full mechanical engineering apprenticeship, or equivalent, ideally with experience in industry. Have a good understanding of fundamental mechanical engineering principles, such as machining, materials and assembly
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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.
Closing date: Tuesday 31st January 2023