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Organizational Overview The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to operate, maintain, improve, and upgrade the suite of electron, proton, and heavy ion accelerators used to carry out a program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). To support this program, the C-AD must design, fabricate, assemble, test, install, and operate unique research equipment to generate, transport, transfer, accelerate, focus, track, collide, and absorb high intensity particle beams up to energies of 250 GeV. This includes a combination of custom designed and built parts and vendor produced components developed by a collaboration of the C-AD scientific, engineering, and technical staff. The C-AD supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The C-AD performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.
The Collider-Accelerator Department has an opening for a full-time Senior Mechanical Technician or Principal Technician, in the Accelerator Components & Instrumentation Group. The Accelerator Components & Instrumentation Group is responsible for the operation and upgrade of a wide variety of electron, ion and laser beam instrumentation systems for the RHIC complex of particle accelerators and other existing and planned accelerator systems. This role will provide technical support for the operation of a variety of complex beam line instrumentation systems involving working with existing and future planned line instrumentation and may eventually plan, coordinate and perform challenging assignments related to beam line component assemblies, support of photo-injectors and laser systems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Electronic/mechanical/pneumatic motion system fabrication and repair
Beam diagnostic device fabrication and field repair
Component machining, selection, prototyping, construction and assembly
System commissioning and equipment operation
Provide support for a wide variety of existing and new beam instrumentation systems
Work with engineers and technical team to develop, maintain and upgrade instrumentation systems thoughout the C-AD complex
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Associate degree in a technical field or equivalent relevant experience, or technical institute graduate with relevant work experience
Must have the ability to work with electronic/mechanical systems
The ability to work from mechanical drawings and schematics
Experience with mechanical fabrications, knowledge of machine shop practices, micrometers, and height gauges
Familiarity with computers and computer-generated drawings
Clear and concise written and oral communication skills
Must be committed to working safely under strict guidelines
Cultural sensibility, with the proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in an international and multicultural environment
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Associate degree in a technical field or equivalent capabilities
2 years full time relevant work experience
Training, education and/or experience with precision electrical/mechanical operating systems
CNC experience is desirable
Knowledgeable of UHV component assembly practices within a clean room environment
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements
Climb low to moderate heights
Lift (up to) 30 lbs
Good vision, mental sharpness and alertness
Work with chemicals including alcohol and acetone
Work with riggings and mobile cranes
Responsible for following all standard operating procedures in keeping trainings up to date-will receive periodic training on the environmental, health and safety rules
BNL will not sponsor a visa for this position
Driver's license required for travel between on-site buildings
Must be available for off hour call-in, with arrival within 1-hour to arrival at BNL
Selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate grade level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills, as well as years of relevant experience.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.