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Job ID 3279 Date posted 06/29/2022

Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) 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. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

Organizational Overview

The Chemistry Division conducts fundamental and applied research to understand and control energy-relevant physical processes and chemical transformations in complex environments, with a primary theme to advance principles that will underlie new energy conversion and storage technologies that improve energy security and reduce the environmental impacts of energy use.

Position Description

The Chemistry Division seeks a full-time Technical Specialist. Under general technical direction, and with the exercise of initiative and judgment, the successful candidate will perform a wide variety of skilled technical assignments in support of the scientific mission of the Chemistry Division. Technical skills and techniques will be used to design, machine, fabricate, assemble, evaluate, test, operate, maintain, and integrate equipment and laboratory experimental systems including vacuum pumps, vacuum systems, fluid and pressurized gas handling systems, optomechanical and other mechanical systems, and a variety of electrical controls and instrumentation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work independently or in coordination with other technical support personnel on specific tasks and larger projects.
  • Assist in the design and specification as well as assemble mechanical, fluid-handling, gas-handling, and vacuum systems.
  • Assemble, install, commission, repair, maintain, and upgrade a variety of experimental equipment.
  • Machine/fabricate complex parts from a variety of materials using milling machines, lathes, etc.
  • Maintain the R&D machine shop, assure adequate materials and tooling supplies.
  • Perform housekeeping, labeling, storing, and proper disposal of hazardous materials in the R&D shop.
  • Stay current with all BNL required training.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or technical field, and at least four (4) years of relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in complex machining using shop equipment (milling machines, lathes, etc.)
  • Aptitude to plan, coordinate, and perform professional-level assignments in a broad technical field, under minimum technical direction with exercise of a high degree of initiative and judgment.
  • Manual dexterity and experience working with hand and power tools for both assembly and disassembly of equipment, as well as with fine work for scientific experimental setups.
  • 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.
  • Basic proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD) software.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working proficiency in installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electrical, vacuum, plumbing, and gas systems.
  • Complex assemblies of scientific equipment using specialized tools.
  • Knowledge of low/high pressure gas systems and vacuum operations.
  • Basic proficiency in computer numerical control (CNC) machining.


Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Committed to working safely and ensuring the safety of others through excellence in work planning and diligence in work performance.

OTHER INFORMATION: 

  • 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 alertness

Selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level commensurate with depth of 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:

  • 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.

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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