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Scientific Equipment Care (SEC) Service Engineer

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Researchers at the Crick are operating over 15,000 pieces of scientific equipment. It is vital that equipment is well maintained and returned to service quickly following breakdown. The Scientific Equipment Care Service provides high quality, responsive, and cost effective, in-house service to maintain and repair scientific equipment, minimising disruption to scientific operations in the event of equipment failure.

Key Responsibilities

Your duties will include:

  • Planning and conducting reactive maintenance tasks on scientific equipment / instruments
  • Planning and conducting planned maintenance activities on Scientific equipment/instruments
  • Maintain quality performance standards of systems through routine test and calibration
  • Managing the work of external service engineers
  • Advising and maintaining on critical spares inventory
  • Identifying, sourcing and procuring replacement parts for reactive tasks
  • Identifying specialist skills training for new technologies relevant to role
  • Ensuring all work is carried out in a safe manner and equipment worked on/with complies with statutory regulation such as COSHH, PUWER and IET electrical safety standards
  • Comply with Crick SHS processes and procedures
  • Maintain equipment / instrument maintenance history via the CAFM(Planon) system
  • Maintain progress updates and routine planning interfaces with end users
  • Support the development/maintenance of operating procedures and risk assessments/method statements



  • ONC or City Guilds FTC in electrical / electronic engineering or relevant engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • Significant experience in equipment service engineering or related field
  • Demonstrable experience of electronic, electrical fault-finding and repair of a wide range of devices, down to component level
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to read and interpret circuit diagrams and schematics


  • Experience of working on scientific equipment
  • Experience of working with high containment and/or animal facilities
  • Experience of preparing SOPs, risk assessments and method statements

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 08.06.2022
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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