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Lifting Technician

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Salary: £25,702 to £34,709 per annum. (Dependent on skills and experience)

Contract Type: Open Ended

Together, our scientist, 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 Lifting Operations Team supply services to the ISIS halls and to the whole site. This role covers the internal crane tasks, external bespoke work, and support to all ISIS buildings. To support this incredible facility, we are looking to recruit a Lifting Technician with experience and knowledge of operations and equipment.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supervising Heavy gang work.  
  • Give advice to all members of RAL staff on problems associated with lifting and handling. 
  • Carry out Risk Assessments and Lift Plans where necessary – keep ISIS LOLER Manager and Group Leader updated on any problems. Band D to deputise as ISIS LOLER manager 
  • Identify and order any lifting equipment required.
  • Identify type/requirements and suitability of new lifting equipment. 
  • Support the ISIS experimental program during running and maintenance periods. 
  • Continue with the rotation and training of the Band B Heavy Gang Riggers and apprentices including monitoring performance and giving expert guidance and supervision of agency staff when necessary. 
  • Maintain the excellent safety record of the Lifting Team.

We encourage early applications as we may close the role earlier.

What we offer

We are offering a permanent position with a whole host of benefits including:

  • 30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days)
  • flexible working hours
  • an excellent defined average salary pension scheme
  • employee shopping/travel discounts
  • excellent learning and development opportunities
  • visa Sponsorship for candidates applying outside of the UK

Plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance!

UKRI is an Equal Opportunity & Disability Confident Employer.

How to apply:

For full details on the role, please visit our careers site. Please submit an application including your CV and a Cover Letter that clearly showcases how your skills and experience align to the requirements of the role. 

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: Friday 16th June 2023


Lifting Technician

Science and Technology Facilities Council
 Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire 
£25,702 to £34,709 per annum. (Dependent on skills and experience)

Published on 19 May 2023

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