Instrumentation Technician

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Job Reference: NNL/TP/16380/581
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: Starting at £32,685
Working Hours: 39
Closing Date: 30/06/2020
Job Category: Laboratory Operations
Business Unit: Laboratory Operations
Location: Preston

Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Instrumentation Technician to join the Laboratory Operations Team within the National Nuclear Laboratory, based at Preston, Lancashire.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the safe, efficient and compliant delivery of scheduled maintenance, breakdown support and installation of project requirements within the Preston Laboratory.


Main Responsibilities

• Performing routine Examination, Inspection, Maintenance & Testing on plant and equipment including

• Calibration checks of field instrumentation.

• Stroke test of pneumatic, hydraulic and motor-operated valves.

• Loop-checks and troubleshooting.

• Receipt verification and bench checks of instruments.

• Interlocks, alarms and controls performance verification.

• Installation inspection against design documentation.

• Use of calibration and testing instruments to inspect, test and perform troubleshooting and diagnose faults.

• Communicate design discrepancies and issues to the site supervisor / engineer.

• Leading on resolving breakdown and recovery maintenance on plant instrumentation equipment.

• Providing support to the installation, modification and commissioning of instrumentation equipment for project and improvement works

• Installation, modification and commissioning of instrumentation equipment.

• Requirement to become an authorised person for Electrical & Instrumentation isolations to carrying out safe, effective and controlled isolations of electrical plant

• Completing job reporting in accordance with site standards to ensure that a good quality maintenance history is recorded.

• Ensuring that:

  • maintenance, breakdown and project tasks are always covered by an appropriate Safe System of Work (SSOW) and the requirements are always complied with.
  • appropriate workplace standards are maintained at all times.

• Actively participate in reviews taking personal action to resolve any issues or shortfalls as required.

• Complying with company & site standards and expectations of behaviour and performance at all times.  You must have the confidence to actively challenge others they see not doing so and encourage the behaviours expected.

• Expected to actively encourage team working within the team and coach & mentor colleagues as required.

• Requirement to work in an active laboratory environment.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Skills

•      Recognised apprenticeship in an instrumentation control engineering discipline.

•      Demonstrable experience in maintenance of process plant and equipment.

•      Ability to interpret engineering drawings and work with maintenance documentation.

•      Evidence of self-motivation with demonstrable levels of drive, energy and resilience.

•      Team player with effective communication skills.

•      Flexible approach to learning new skills and self-development.

Desirable Skills

• IOSH Working Safely Certified

• 18th Edition Qualified

• IPAF Mobile Vertical (3a) Mobile Boom (3b) Qualified

• Qualified for ATEX or IECEx Hazardous Area Equipment maintenance and inspection requirements

About The Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials.