TheBELLA Center andATAPdivision conduct laser research and laser-driven plasma accelerator research. You will be working with the scientists, engineers, students and visiting users of the BELLA Center, and you will function as multidisciplinary technical support.
You will act as a liaison between scientists and scientific, technical, and administrative support within the Lab. Responsibilities include oversight of construction, development, and operation of laser and electron beamlines, supporting the development and design of new instrument systems, user support at a technical and scientific level, including assistance with experiment preparation and design. You will provide guidance and instruction for the design, development, and implementation of technical solutions to a wide variety of problems.
What You Will Do:
Provide multi-functional technical, engineering and organization support for multiple projects, applying basic engineering concepts and practices. Areas include mechanical fabrication, vacuum fluid and gas systems, optomechanics, and laser machining.
Support R&D projects with limited supervision, including multiple projects concurrently. Assume responsibility for maintaining, developing, and upgrading systems.
Oversee and participate in the construction of systems and documentation independently or in collaboration with internal and external groups.
Maintain and implement current knowledge of and implement relevant Laboratory, Division, and Program ES&H, Conduct of Operations and Quality Assurance policies and procedures.
Train and mentor new personnel in assembly procedures and fabrication methods, and with operation including ES&H regulations of laser, vacuum, gas, optomechanical equipment.
Documentation of designs and results of experimental work is required.
Participate in day-to-day review and operation of laboratory space.
Participate in project planning, schedules and cost estimates including for design reviews.
What is Required:
Knowledge equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in functional specialty closely aligned with relevant program and extensive related professional technical experience preferred.
3-5 years or more relevant experience with machine tool capabilities.
Ability to ensure and oversee complex parts fabrication in Laboratory or other machine shops.
Ability to support the design in optomechanical devices in CAD.Demonstrated experience to specify, procure and implement vacuum, gas, and optomechanical components including work with vendors.
Knowledge and experience related to the design, operation, and maintenance of scientific instrumentation.
Demonstrated skill in design, implementation, and operation for scientific instrumentation, with special emphasis of vacuum, gas, fluid and optomechanical systems.
Ability to develop solutions and recommend an appropriate course of action.
Effective oral and written communication skills sufficient to document results of work and interact with scientific, technical and facilities staff inside and outside the Laboratory.
Demonstrated collaborative and communication skills and ability to work closely in a team with other scientists, postdocs, graduate students and technicians.
Capability to operate laboratory equipment, use ladders, and to move 20-50 pounds.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience with laser operation, safety and control systems, and laser machining
Familiarity with mechanical engineering principles of optomechanics.
Experience working in a research and development environment.
Familiarity with the operation of cleanroom environments, including monitoring environmental conditions and fixing issues relevant to high power laser operations
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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