Craft Professional – Mechanical

  • Full Time
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • £25000 - £40000 per annum + Pension USD / Year

Website AWE

AWE is at the start of once-in-a-generation work programmes that will ensure we protect the UK’s safety and security for decades to come. We have opportunities for experienced Craft professionals looking for their next career move. We offer opportunities to progress through higher education and asset-specific training, broadening your competence and increasing our plant’s availability and reliability.

Location: Reading

Salary: £25,250 – £40,000 (dependent on experience) plus generous workplace allowances

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

  • Opportunity for overtime available at enhanced hourly rate

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

  • Life Assurance

  • Discounts – access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing – more information available on our careers site

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

AWE Is undergoing a multi £b infrastructure programme which presents unique opportunities for
Craft professionals to carry out preventive and reactive maintenance on state-of-the-art plant, processes and facilities. You can expect to work on a range of systems including, but not limited to:

  • HVAC

  • Pumps

  • Rotating machinery

  • Steam

  • Condensate systems

Due to AWE’s critical role, further technical details of our work are classified. But rest assured, you will be doing remarkably interesting things as part of our expert craft team!

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Performing routine maintenance on mechanical systems and equipment

  • Troubleshooting and fault rectification mechanical issues

  • Installing and upgrading mechanical systems and equipment

  • Testing and inspecting mechanical systems and equipment

  • Keeping accurate records of maintenance and repairs performed

  • Following all safety procedures and regulations

Prior experience in nuclear defence is not necessary, however candidates would benefit from knowledge/experience of ANY of the following:

  • Planned, predictive and reactive maintenance on commercial systems

  • Adhering to a strong safety culture and working to industry standards

  • Previous experience in a building, plant, or manufacturing environment

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Engineering Apprenticeship NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in relevant discipline or NVQ/Diploma Level 2 plus industrial experience

  • A recognised relevant qualification such as City & Guilds, ONC or BTEC Level 3

You must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas, if applicable. More information is on our website.


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