Nuclear Jobs of the Week - Mechanical Fitter - Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) - Abington, Ox


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Recruiter: Morson

Location: Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE)

Employment Type: Contract

Rate of Pay: £14.74 - £17.07 per hour + travel allowance for over 50 miles


Job Description

The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) in Oxfordshire is the UK’s national laboratory for fusion research. With a strong focus upon cutting edge science and technology CCFE is one of the country’s most prestigious research hubs. They are currently seeking Mechanical Fitters to join their established site team.

Duties will include:

  • Light and heavy engineering Mechanical fitting, assembly and maintenance tasks

  • Operation of typical mechanical workshop machines e.g. Lathes, Mills, Drills, Bandsaws

  • Desirable specialist experience in the following fields: (pipe fitting, vacuum systems, pumps, fault diagnosis, assembly work, precision mechanical fitting).

  • Candidates must have either: Apprenticeship or demonstrate equivalent training City & Guilds ONC/HNC or equivalent

Desirable:

  • ECITB card or similar

  • Experience in active area operations and working while wearing respiratory protective equipment

  • Experience in working in pressurised suits

If you are enthusiastic, motivated and looking for an immediate start on a longer term rolling contract they can offer competitive rates and a dynamic work environment.

Hourly base rate £14.74 PAYE, including holidays £17.07. Overtime available. For candidates travelling 50 miles, or more, an hourly lodge allowance of £6.75ph is payable until the end of the shutdown period, approx. Aug 17 (capped at 7.5 hours per day).

Get Into Nuclear

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has experience working on a shop floor as a machinist and fitter. It is desirable that you have experience of working in an active area but this shouldn't stop you from applying if you are interested and willing to challenge. The CCFE is one of the most innovative programmes in the world right now.

Looking at this opportunity by applying the Get Into Nuclear six step process your route to get into nuclear would look something like this:

#1 Know who you are: you are a fitter who has been working on workshop machines with experience as a fitter. Experience of working in an active area in a pressurised suit would improve your chances of landing a role.

#2 Know what you what: you are enthusiastic, motivated and looking for an immediate start on a longer term rolling contract with good pay.

#3 Know the Business: Nuclear fusion can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is one of the world's leading fusion research laboratories with the MAST and JET programmes being some of the most exciting projects you can find anywhere in the world.

#4Know the Skills:

  • Apprenticeship, City & Guilds ONC/HNC or equivalent

  • Experience of light and heavy engineering Mechanical fitting, assembly and maintenance tasks; operation of typical mechanical workshop machines e.g. Lathes, Mills, Drills, Bandsaws

  • Desirable specialist experience in the following fields: (pipe fitting, vacuum systems, pumps, fault diagnosis, assembly work, precision mechanical fitting).

  • Enthusiastic, motivated with experience of working in pressurised suits.

  • ECITB Card or equivalent

#5 Know the people: This role specifically is being recruited on behalf of the company in question by Morson who are one of the biggest recruiters of their kind. It would also be worth visiting the CCFE website and making contact by sending an email, attending one of their events or arranging to visit the facility if possible.

#6 Be known: if you feel that you are ready for the particular role, go for it! You can find the application page from the link above. If you would like us to have a review of your CV before submitting your application by all means pass this on to us via mail@getintonuclear.com. If this role is something that you would be keen to get into but need implement a little personal development in stage 4 above you may find our Nuclear Training Provider pages of use.

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