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Training Coordinator - Collider-Accelerator Department and Electron-Ion Collider

Job ID 3215 Date posted 05/23/2022

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 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.

Brookhaven National Laboratory was recently chosen as the building site for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility.  The EIC will be a discovery machine for unlocking the secrets of the “glue” that binds the building blocks of visible matter in the universe. The machine design is based on the existing and highly optimized RHIC Ion-Ion collider.   It will consist of two intersecting accelerators, one producing an intense beam of electrons, the other a beam of protons or heavier atomic nuclei which are steered into collisions.  Beyond sparking scientific discoveries in a new frontier of fundamental physics, the Electron-Ion Collider will trigger technological breakthroughs that have broad-ranging impact on human health and national challenges.

Position Description
The C-AD and EIC Training Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and maintaining the training program and records for both the EIC project and the C-AD. This also includes maintaining the requirements, development, direction, and oversight of operational and safety training for staff as well as users, guests, visitors, and vendors of C-AD facilities. The training includes job-specific, Departmental, Project, Laboratory, and DOE requirements. In this role you shall also be responsible for maintaining training materials, developing new materials as necessary, delivering training, coordinating the efforts of other trainers, and obtaining training materials and resources from outside the Department and the Laboratory as needed. This position has a very high level of interaction with a multicultural and international scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that training documentation including training records, training descriptions, training requirements, and other records that support Department, Project, and Laboratory safety and operational requirements are validated and maintained  
  • Work with safety personnel, supervisors, managers, and other training professionals to determine safety training needs and requirements for various technical and administrative positions 
  • Manage safety training records for C-AD and EIC staff and users of C-AD facilities to ensure that records are kept current and complete 
  • Work with Laboratory training office to ensure that Department training complies with Laboratory training requirements for safety and operations 
  • Develop new training modules as necessary to fulfill Laboratory and Department training requirements 
  • Delivery of training modules including classroom presentations, coordination of training by others inside and outside the Department, and provisioning of external training resources (e.g., training from external vendors and consultants such as Human Performance, OSHA training, ASME training, etc.) to staff members, C-AD facility users, and C-AD vendors 
  • Maintain communication about training opportunities including Department-wide email announcements, calendars, websites, and other communications with C-A and EIC staff and visitors  
  • Answer questions and provide guidance to staff and visitors, C-AD facility users, and vendors about training requirements
  • Collaborate with the C-AD, EIC, and BNL safety personnel on special projects as necessary

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, science, or engineering or equivalent experience, generally based on the basis of 2:1 (experience:college) years  
  • Four (4) years full-time related work experience showing progressively more complex responsibilities in a substantive and relevant coordinator or project management role including the adherence to deadlines, compliance, and operational matters  
  • Experience with delivery of training materials and training classes to technical staff  
  • Experience with development of training materials 
  • Ability to work with a multicultural and diverse population at all levels of the organization  
  • Demonstrated clear and concise verbal and written communication skills, organizational and planning skills, and problem-solving and analysis skills  
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise personal initiative in identifying and solving problems  
  • Proficiency in web-based tools for creating and editing web pages as well as PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Excel

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience working in a scientific or technical organization  
  • Knowledge of nuclear or accelerator facility operations  
  • SharePoint 

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Must be able to climb ladder to height of 5-ft or less  
  • Must be able to lift moderate weights (15-30 lbs)  
  • Comfortable walking and standing  

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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