To carryout maintenance to Remote Handling equipment used here at Culham.
Supporting Remote Handling Operations if breakdowns occur and carrying out repairs. During Remote Handling Operations I operate the servo manipulator, which is called MASCOT (What I can be seen operating in the portrait) to carryout installation tasks, removing and fitting new components into the JET Tokomak. I can also be required to operate the Remote Handling Booms, these are articulated crane like machines which transport the MASCOT and components inside of the JET Tokomak.
What is a typical day for you?
Rarely are two days the same. I could be in the remote handling control room working with a shift team to perform Remote Handling operations during a JET shutdown, or I could be working inside one of our specialist workshops doing maintenance work to a piece of Remote Handling equipment.
What science, technology, engineering and maths do you use in your role?
Technology; CAD modelling, 3D virtual reality system, Bespoke force feedback Remote Handling system.
When I left School I did a Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship here at Culham, since completing my apprenticeship I have been in my current role as a Remote Handling Technician for around 3 years now.
What do you enjoy the most in your role?
The Mascot is a smart piece of kit, and operating it can be quite fun and challenging at times.
Tell us a bit about yourself Ė family, hobbies, and interests?
Iím 23 years old. Iím a bit of a motorsport enthusiast, Iíve competed myself in various disciplines of clubman motorsports. I also enjoy socialising and going out with friends. Iím also a Showman and during the summer months I assist in travelling and operating my familiesí fairground equipment.