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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 Vacuum group in the Collider Accelerator Department (C-AD) has an opening for a Senior Mechanical or Electro/Mechanical Technician. Will be responsible for the installation, operation, maintenance, repair, and upgrading of 404 vacuum sections with a total length of 17,243 m and a total volume of 2,167 m 3 throughout the C-AD complex. Almost 4,000 vacuum devices which include pumps, gauges, valves and associated controls are installed in the C-AD complex to support the present operations for RHIC, NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL), Brookhaven LINAC Isotope Producer (BLIP) and R&D projects such as Coherent Electron Cooling (CEC), Low Energy RHIC Electron Cooling (LeReC) and Electron Lens (eLENS).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Operation, maintenance and repair of accelerator vacuum systems throughout C-AD
Installing, fabricating, assembling, commissioning, troubleshooting, repairing, and operating mechanical and electro mechanical components for vacuum systems throughout C-AD and related equipment such as vacuum chambers and piping, leak detectors, turbomolecular pumps, ion pumps, titanium sublimation pumps, residual gas analyzers, vacuum gauges and their associated controls.
Work with system engineers and existing technical team to provide technical support to develop, maintain and upgrade vacuum systems throughout the C-AD complex.
Fabricate, assemble, install, commission, troubleshoot and repair vacuum systems related to the accelerator
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Equivalence of a technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or technical field
High degree of proficiency in the use of hand tools
A minimum of four (4) years of relevant work experience
Ability to work from drawings, schematics and verbal instructions
Must be self-motivated, able to work with minimum supervision, and possess good communication skills
Basic experience with computers and software such as Excel and Word
Basic electrical skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience with clean rooms and clean room assembly
Experience with particle accelerator systems and/or vacuum systems is preferred
Experience with machine shop equipment and practices
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Essential functions for this position include: arm/hand dexterity, ability to climb low to moderate heights, lift (up to) 30 lbs, good vision, function in cool temperature environments
BNL will not sponsor a visa for this position
The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on their 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:
Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
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.
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.