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Cryo-Mechanical Technician (Experienced)

Job ID 2365 Date posted 10/19/2020

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 Superconducting Magnet Division (SMD) designs, builds, and tests superconducting magnets for use in particle accelerators world-wide.  The SMD also builds magnets for various other applications (e.g., Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage) and provides magnetic measurement services lab-wide.

Position Description

The Superconducting Magnet Division has an opening for an experienced Cryo-Mechanical Technician to handle the cryogens, compressors, helium liquefiers, while utilizing various electro-mechanical skills. In this role, you will be expected to conduct diagnostics utilizing LabView (training to be provided). This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot and repair cryogenic compressors, liquefiers, control valves, electronic controls, plumbing work, and work with pipefittings (training provided)
  • Experience with handling of compressed gas and cryogens
  • Experience with precision machining and machine tools (Lathes, milling machines, drill presses)
  • Fabrication of electro-mechanical sub-assemblies and perform work from mechanical assembly drawings
  • Stock and maintain inventory of spare parts

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Equivalence of an Associate degree or technical institute certificate in a related field
  • Six (6) years of full-time relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical control valves and positioners
  • Basic computer operating skills (MS Office Suite), including Excel and Word
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Ability to work in varied shifts

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   

  • Experience with helium liquefication system operations and repairs
  • Electrical skills, such as soldering, wiring, enclosure design

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs
  • Individual must be able to work at heights on a ladder of up to 5 feet


  • A valid US Drivers’ license is required
  • US work visa sponsorship for this position is not available

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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