Conventional Materials Scientist - Target Fabrication

Berkshire, West Berkshire
£33300 - £45000 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2021

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AWE are looking to expand our team within Materials Development, specifically supporting our Target Fabrication capability, which includes characterisation and inspection of components for target use as well as developing and improving inspection techniques.

Conventional Materials Scientist - Target Fabrication

Location - Reading / Basingstoke area

Package - £33,300 - £45,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offer an attractive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available. We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with knowledge and/or experience of working in a hands-on inspection environment. It is desirable that candidates can demonstrate at least a good understanding / experience of the following:

  • Programming and operation of 5 axis video Co-ordinate measuring machine to micron/sub-micron tolerances

  • Operation and data interpretation and manipulation of micro X-ray computer tomography (X-ray CT)

  • Operation and data interpretation of Scanning Electron Microscopy and associated techniques Electron Backscatter Diffraction and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy

  • Operation and data interpretation of white light interferometry, optical measuring microscopes and shadowgraphs

  • Understanding of the use and determination of measurement uncertainty, including statistical analysis and methods

  • Understanding of drawings and ISO Standards

Additional beneficial skills/experience

  • Python and Linux

  • Working in a clean room environment

This is a highly rewarding position that will give you the opportunity to develop and apply your technical knowledge and expertise to plan and deliver technical projects, programmes and trials whilst working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally to AWE.

All candidates 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.



AWE has responsibility for maintaining the UK’s nuclear deterrent and supporting national nuclear security from warhead safety and performance to providing support to users in the field. Our scientific and engineering expertise is second to none. As is our approach to predicting the performance of a system that can never be tested, but has to work. We’re looking to recruit specialist scientists to support our core programme. Our strength lies in our diversity. An extremely broad range of employees brings different skills and experiences to the team.

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