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Electromechanical Technician

Job ID 3169 Date posted 06/12/2022

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

Brookhaven National Laboratory is entering an exciting new chapter with one of the newest and most advanced synchrotron facilities in the world. National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) enables the study of material properties and functions with nanoscale resolution and exquisite sensitivity by providing world-leading capabilities for X-ray imaging and high-resolution energy analysis.

This facility is open to users from academia and industry and its operations are at a time when the world enters a new era with a global economy fueled largely by scientific discoveries and technological innovations. NSLS-II provides the research tools needed to foster new discoveries and create breakthroughs in critical areas such as energy security, environment, and human health.

Position Description

The Insertion Devices group in the Accelerator Division is seeking an electromechanical Technician The selected candidate will report to the NSLS-II Insertion Device Group Leader.  National Synchrotron Light Source-II.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use techniques in the construction of permanent magnet, electromagnet, vacuum, water-cooling, and instrumentation systems
  • Coordinate daily operations for the Magnet measurement laboratory

Position Requirements

  • The equivalence of a technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or engineering field, considerable job-relevant training, and at least six (6) years in-depth and related experience in a broad technical field
  • Knowledge of techniques used in the construction of permanent magnet, electromagnet, vacuum, water-cooling and instrumentation systems. 
  • Familiarity with advanced methods for optical survey, metrology, and precision drives and encoders.
  • Ability to interpret detail/assembly drawings and technical procedures,
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • proficient machining and fabrication skills,
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate daily operations for the Magnet Measurement Laboratory,
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a small, dynamic  team of engineers, scientists and technicians.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (experience in at least one or more of the following):

  • high precision motion systems: stepper and servo motors, drivetrains.
  • instrumentation and controls:  vacuum, pressure, temperature, and flow.
  • cryogenic measurement, straight wire, Hall probe map benches.
  • performing precision machining of a wide variety of materials using common machine tools; lathes, mills, drill press, and saws.
  • wiring electronic chassis and signal cables
  • software tools such as MS Excel, MS Project, CAD and Linux operating system.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Physical coordination and balance
  • Vision, good near and distance
  •  Ability to Hear and understand speech
  • Lifting, moderate 40 lbs
  •  Ability to drive lab vehicles


  • Candidate will be placed at appropriate level contingent upon depth and breadth of experience.
  • BNL cannot sponsor a visa for this position.

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 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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