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Electro Mechanical Technician

Job ID 3131 Date posted 06/13/2022

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 Energy & Photon Sciences (EPS) Directorate is working to solve grand challenges that will create solutions and security for the nation’s energy system. Advances in basic science are the underpinning of transformational discoveries that rely on Brookhaven’s data-driven research, cutting-edge synchrotron science, and leadership in energy science through real-time study of applicable energy materials in working conditions. As part of the capabilities and science focus of the EPS, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) is a state-of-the-art 3 GeV electron storage ring. The facility offers scientific and industrial researchers an array of instruments (beamlines) using x-ray, ultraviolet, and infrared light to enable discoveries in clean and affordable energy, high-temperature superconductivity, molecular electronics, and more.

Position Description

The Photon Science Division of the NSLS-II, within BNL’s Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate, currently has a full-time opportunity for an ElectroMechanical Technician.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assemble, install, commission, repair, maintain and upgrade a variety of beamline systems and experimental equipment. These components range in complexity from simple mechanical supports to complex optical, vacuum and cyro-cooling assemblies and includes equipment in support laboratories.

• Work independently, or in coordination, or may occasionally direct the work efforts of other technical support personnel on specific tasks or projects.

• Assist beamline staff and users with setup and experiments, with emphasis on mounting, operating and dismounting sample cells and processing set-ups.

• Supply any tooling or fixtures necessary for the operation of the beamline components and laboratory equipment, maintaining supply and equipment inventories.

• Assist with system calibration, inspection, servicing, debugging, repairs, trips/faults or unplanned beamline system related events, keeping accurate records of all repairs, maintenance and fabrication activities.

• Perform housekeeping, label, store and dispose of hazardous materials and excess equipment appropriately and stay current with all BNL required training.

Position Requirements

  • Equivalence of a technical institute or Associate's degree related to engineering techniques and a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in a technical field.
  • Aptitude to plan, coordinate and perform complex and difficult professional level assignments in a broad technical field, under minimum technical direction and with considerable latitude for the consistent exercise of a high degree of initiative and judgment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic engineering principles and machine shop practices.
  • Manual dexterity and experience working with hand and power tools for both assembly and disassembly of equipment, as well as with fine work for experimental setup.
  • Proficiency in installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical, vacuum, plumbing and gas systems.
  • Ability to work from procedures, drawings, user manuals and verbal instructions.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of scientists and engineers.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Experience in one or more of the following:

  • · Synchrotron facilities or particle accelerators incl. mechanical, vacuum, utilities, cryogenics, etc.
  • · Complex assemblies of scientific equipment using specialized tools.
  • · Electronics and controls, including motion and temperature controllers.
  • · Low/high pressure gas systems and vacuum operations.
  • · Cable termination, cable routing, and rack mount equipment installation.
  • · Interacting with suppliers of laboratory hardware or infrastructure.

Candidate will be placed at the appropriate level commensurate with breadth and depth of experience.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Lifting, moderate 15-30 lbs
  • Ability to hear alarms
  • Mental sharpness
  • Physical coordination and balances
  • Arm/hand dexterity
  • Vision, good near and normal color
  • Hear and understand speech

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, Table Tennis, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate are committed to your success. We offer a supportive work environment and the resources necessary for you to succeed.

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required at the start of your employment.

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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