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Tool & Instrument Maker

Job ID JR100862 Date posted 03/01/2024

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Works on various materials from prints, sketches, or verbal instructions
• Sets up and operates machine tools, and also performs benchwork, on jobs which require the application of individual ingenuity in solving problems of method, or results required, where previous standards of operation have not been established
• Performs layout, preparation, setup, measurement, assembly and installation
• Makes own tools, performs maintenance incidental to operation of machines, and may specialize

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Requires a High School diploma, GED, or higher
• Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience on various CNC/NC equipment
• Required to input data manually on menu-driven and Fanuc type controls
• Must be able to monitor displays, override controls and adjust machine performance
• Should also have capability to select and install tooling as required
• Have knowledge of materials
• Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed and coolant flow
• Must possess a valid NYS driver's license

Other Requirements:
• Must meet the medical requirements of the “Job Assessment Form"
• Must have a telephone and must provide the number to BNL for callout and contact purposes
• Must possess written and verbal skills.
• Must be capable of following written instruction procedures, work orders, and similar documents.
• Must possess the writing skills to sufficiently complete work orders and other required
• Must be able to communicate verbally with customers, fellow workers, and supervisors
• Must be able to complete all the requirements of the Job Training Assessment

Environmental, Health, and Safety Requirements:
• Standing, bending and lifting
• Ability to do heavy lifting > 30 lbs.
• Ability to do moderate lifting < 30 lbs.
• Ability to work in confined spaces
• Ability to climb fixed and portable ladders
• Work outdoors/cold environments
• Work in warm environments
• Moving machinery
• Use of powered and hand operated hand tools
• Physical coordination/dexterity and balance
• Some rigging & hoisting
• Operates industrial fork trucks and fixed cranes
• Work with machinery including benchtop grinders and similar
• Ability to wear proper PPE such as safety glasses, safety shoes and hearing protection

Additional Job Description

The Lab’s placement policy is to select the best qualified candidate for an available position. With respect to Bargaining Unit positions, candidates are considered in the following order: (1) present benefits-eligible employees within the department/division and/or appropriate bargaining unit, with preference for those within the immediate work group; (2) present benefits-eligible employees within the Laboratory; and (3) outside applicants. Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The full salary for this position is $42.18 hour.

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.

*VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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