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Accelerator Maintenance Support Coordinator

Job ID 2545 Date posted 03/11/2021

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

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.

Position Description

BNL’s Collider-Accelerator Department Operations Division is looking for an Accelerator Maintenance Support Coordinator that will provide operational support to the organization. The successful candidate will provide day-to-day support to various groups within the department relating to: accelerator systems maintenance, upgrades, installation, commissioning and operation, and will work with the department accelerator maintenance support group providing general operations support to the department. The candidate should be organized and have experience working in a fast-paced environment with numerous ongoing priorities, as well as have experience and the willingness to work with a diverse team of engineers, scientists, technicians and administrative staff, and will be expected to interact with team members at all levels, as well as external organizations within BNL. Project planning, work planning and control best practices will be utilized to ensure initiatives are properly planned and executed in a safe and thoughtful manner. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination of operational matters relevant to accelerator operations that affect experimental or programmatic areas of the department

  • Act as an alternate liaison to other divisions, such as Integrated Facility Management (IFM), in addition to project managers, outside contractors, and other entities to coordinate their work with accelerator operations

  • Assist in the coordination and management of work requests for the department

  • Qualify and serve as department work control coordinator to ensure all work is properly planned and implemented to prevent accidents, injuries and regulatory violations

  • Work with the maintenance support group leader and division management to maintain efficient use of office, laboratory and storage space

  • Assist in planning and scheduling for operating and shutdown periods in the department

  • Assist in planning, scheduling and execution of new systems installation, commissioning and operation

  • Assist in the coordination for the decommissioning of legacy equipment

  • Participate in Environmental Safety & Health inspections, in support of various committees and reviews and assist with closing identified deficiencies as applicable

  • Assist the property representative in managing assets

  • Perform duties as the facility Alternate Local Emergency Coordinator (A-LEC), such as directing staff in response and recovery activities following any onsite incident or event

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires BS in Physics or a related scientific or technical field
  • Three (3) years of full time relevant experience in accelerator operations or related field
  • Clear and concise communication skills with the ability to work with others to resolve equipment and space challenges
  • Excellent computer skills including the use of Microsoft products such as MS Word and Excel
  • Process oriented with excellent organizational skills that can be used to plan and coordinate work activities
  • Must be detail oriented and capable of following strict policies and procedures
  • Ability to execute “Work Planning and Control” best practices and adhere to BNL Environmental Safety and Health rules and regulations
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people including engineers, administrators and scientific staff to coordinate projects and initiatives
  • Experience working in a customer service environment where strong communication and partnering skills are utilized to achieve mutual objectives

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Electro-mechanical skills and a willingness to supervise hands-on work
  • Experience working in a collaborative space such as MS SharePoint and MS Teams
  • Experience with database management and manipulation (php, python etc.)
  • Knowledge of major facilities infrastructure and components a plus

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Ability to walk distances in excess of ½ mile
  • Ability to climb vertical ladders
  • Ability to be in areas of magnetic fields in excess of 5 gauss
  • Ability to work in Radiation, High Radiation and Contamination areas
  • Valid Drivers License


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:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

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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