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PIE Technician

Job Introduction

Exciting opportunities has arisen with our Fuel, Reactor & Reprocessing business area. The Post Irradiation Evaluation (PIE) capability supports several large (£15M), long-term projects on behalf of NNL’s major customers. The projects provide information on fuel and reactor material performance, supporting the ongoing operation of the UK reactor fleet.

The multi-disciplinary team is based in NNL’s active handling facility. It works closely with teams from other NNL locations in providing a coordinated service to the customer.

As part of our continuing support to our customers NNL is extending the services it provides in support of waste processing for one of its customers.

We have 9 x Fixed term positions for Fuel PIE Technicians. The project is due to commence in October 2019. We will require a number of the successful candidates to start prior to this date to enable training to commence.

The role offers the opportunity to work within a successful team and gain skills in the remote inspection, analysis of irradiated materials and be a part of the emergency response team within the building.   It offers opportunities for the right candidate to develop into a supervisory role.

Role Responsibility

(Training will be provided, where appropriate)

  • Undertake remote examinations, including the use of digital photography
  • Operate and maintain experimental equipment used to measure the physical dimensions and properties of irradiated samples
  • Maintain logbooks and record sheets for sample testing and traceability
  • Input data into spread sheets
  • Support waste processing operations
  • Ensure all work is completed safely and accurately maintaining traceability and quality at all times
  • Communicate with staff across teams
  • Ability to work shift work
  • Ability to work in a C3+ Area. (Training will be provided)
  • Building Controller/ be a part of the emergency response team

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven ability to conform to appropriate safe systems of work.
  • Proven ability to perform tasks within defined timescales and in accordance with quality management standards.
  • Proven ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to become a Classified radiation worker
  • GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science 
  • Ability to work in a C3+ Area
  • SC Cleared (or ability to become so).
  • Due to Security restrictions, this vacancy is open to UK nationals only, who are prepared to undergo clearance to SC level.

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

National Nuclear Laboratory

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