Electrical Technician

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon (OX14)
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Job type: Full Time, Permanent


The Company has unlocked a new route to scalable fusion power that is cost-effective and does not require huge infrastructure and capital expenditure. The technology will revolutionise the world’s energy production – it will be possible to produce more energy, more cheaply and with fewer harmful side effects (e.g. with no long term nuclear waste or carbon emissions). Tokamak Energy aims to accelerate the development of fusion energy by combining two emerging technologies – spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors. The company’s innovation has been featured on Channel 4 news, BBC News Click and Reuters news channel and they received a Technology Pioneer Award at the World Economic Forum on 2016. This is the chance to join a fast-growing high technology company with an agile, dynamic team and to tackle the challenge of a lifetime.


Person and Job Specification

The Role:

ST40 is well on plan for test and operations early 2019. Within the Tokamak Energy Electrical Engineering team there are several project running in parallel that needs assistance from all levels through Engineering to Technical level.
The Electrical Technician will assist in the installation, commissioning and operation of Power supplies and NBI (Neutral Beam Injection) systems for our ST40 project.
Reporting to Electrical Engineers on a daily basis to progress installations on various tasks listed below.


Duties will include

  • Electrical installation work including both Power and Control.
  • Electrical and Mechanical Panel Build.
  • Prototype builds from either discussion or electrical drawings.
  • Mechanical fabrication and installation.
  • Vacuum System installation.
  • Instrumentation of cryogenic test equipment.
  • Testing and developing controls and power electronics with Engineers.
  • General engineering support to Scientists and Engineers.


Contacts and Communication 

  • Reporting to the within the Electrical Engineering team to the Electrical Engineer.
  • General engineering support to Scientists and Engineers.


Personal Skills and Attributes 

  • Highly motivated.
  • Team Player.
  • Low supervision requirement.
  • Broad based engineering experience.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Polite and helpful.
  • Reliable
  • Safety first attitude.
  • Responsible
  • Creative and innovative.




  • Apprentice time served.
  • 17th Edition wiring Regs.



  • ONC Electrical / Electronic minimum.
  • Forklift license.
  • Crane license.
  • Rigging and slinging.


Knowledge and Experience:


  • Working from Drawings.
  • Field Wiring Installations.
  • Control Systems wiring.
  • Mechanical Fitting.



  • PLC programming and interrogation.
  • High current power supplies familiariation.
  • Welding, large scale soldering.
  • Cryogenic systems integration and instrumentation.
  • Vacuum Systems



  • 25 Days Holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Company Pension scheme: Company contribution of 5% of salary after 3 months’ service
  • Eligible for company share option scheme after one years’ service
  • Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependent on performance
  • Private medical insurance after 3 months’ service

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