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Technician, Mechanical

Job ID JR100867 Date posted 01/26/2024


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.


The Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) has an opening for an Instrumentation Systems Group Technician within the Accelerator Division. In this role you will provide technical support for the operation of a variety of complex beam line instrumentation systems. Assignments include, but not limited to field installations, repair, component fabrications using machine shop equipment, component assembly to UHV standards. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for a wide variety of existing and new beam instrumentation systems.

  • Work with engineers and technical teams to develop, maintain and upgrade instrumentation systems throughout the C-AD complex.

  • Successfully complete periodic training in regard to environmental, health, and safety.

  • Work safely and follow applicable procedures and policies.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent plus a technical institute or Adult BOCES certification, AA degree in a technical field, CCI program completion at BNL or a technical high school certification program (eg. BOCES) and 1 year of relevant work experience or 2 years of relevant work experience.

  • Must have the ability to work with electronic/mechanical systems.

  • The ability to work from mechanical drawings and schematics.

  • Experience with mechanical fabrications, knowledge of machine shop practices, micrometers, height gauges, fabrications using milling machines and lathes.

  • Familiarity with computers and computer-generated drawings.

  • Clear and concise written and oral communication skills.

  • Must be committed to working safely under strict guidelines.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent plus a technical institute, Adult BOCES certification, AA degree in a technical field, CCI program completion at BNL plus 2 years of experience or a technical high school certification program (eg. BOCES) and 3 years of relevant work experience or 4 years relevant work experience.

  • Training, education and / or experience with precision electrical/mechanical operating systems.

  • CNC experience is desirable.

  • Experience with UHV systems and clean room operations.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Will receive periodic training on the environmental, health and safety rules.

  • Responsible for following all the rules and keeping refresher training up to date.

  • Lifting of 30 pounds, ability to climb a ladder.


  • Driver’s license required for travel between on-site buildings.

  • Must be available for off hour call-in, with arrival within 1-hour to arrival at BNL.

  • Visa sponsorship for this position is not available.

  • This is a fully onsite position located at BNL in Upton, NY.

  • Appointment level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. This is a multi-level role and the full salary range for this position is $23 - $34 / hour. You will be placed at the level and salary commensurate with your experience.  Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates 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. BSA 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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