Cryogenic & Magnet Systems Technician / Magnetic Repair

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
26 Jul 2018
23 Aug 2018
Bluetown Online
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Cryogenic & Magnet Systems Technician

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

The Company aims to accelerate the adoption of fusion power generation by combining two emerging technologies - spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors (HTS). The company is developing a series of technology demonstration prototypes, culminating in a pilot plant which will exceed fusion energy breakeven.

The Role:

A Cryogenic and Magnet Systems Technician is required to assist with development of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets for prototype Spherical Tokamaks.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Mechanical fabrication and installation
  • Coil winding (test coils)
  • Magnet assembly
  • Vacuum system installation
  • Instrumentation of cryogenic test equipment (sensors, wiring, etc)
  • Manufacture of prototype magnet assemblies
  • Crane operation and slinging
  • General engineering support to Scientists and Engineers

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in fusion science and/or superconducting magnets, and will be someone who wants to understand "how and why" rather than simply follow instructions.


  • Apprentice time served
  • Experience working in Research or Development in an Industrial or Scientific environment
  • Experience in mechanical Fitting
  • Experience working from Drawings

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Welding, large scale soldering (inc. hard and soft soldering)
  • Cryogenic systems integration and instrumentation
  • Electrical installation including power and control
  • Forklift license

Desirable Knowledge and Experience:

  • Vacuum Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Wiring Installation
  • 17th Edition wiring regulations

Personal Attributes:

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


  • 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
  • Childcare voucher scheme

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for the role.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Cryogenic Design Engineer, Cryogenic Technician, Cryogenics Engineer, Development Engineer, Magnet Systems Engineer, Magnetic Repair Technician, Implementation Engineer and Electromagnetic Technician may also be considered for this role.