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.
At BNL, the Energy & Photon Sciences (EPS) Directorate is working to solve grand challenges that will create solutions and security for the nation's energy system. Advances in basic science are the underpinning of transformational discoveries that rely on Brookhaven's data-driven research, cutting-edge synchrotron science, and leadership in energy science through real-time study of applicable energy materials in working conditions. As part of the capabilities and science focus of the EPS, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) is a state-of-the-art 3 GeV electron storage ring. The facility offers scientific and industrial researchers an array of instruments (beamlines) using x-ray, ultraviolet, and infrared light to enable discoveries in clean and affordable energy, high-temperature superconductivity, molecular electronics, and more.
The Photon Science Division of the NSLS-II, within BNL's Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate, currently has a full-time opportunity for an ElectroMechanical Technician. Under general technical direction, and with considerable latitude for the exercise of initiative and judgment, the successful candidate will perform a wide variety of highly skilled and complex technical assignments in support of the scientific mission of the NSLS-II and its user program. Technical skills and techniques will be used to design, develop, fabricate, evaluate, test, operate, maintain or integrate equipment and systems that are in use at the NSLS-II experimental beamlines and laboratories.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Assemble, install, commission, repair, maintain and upgrade a variety of beamline systems and experimental equipment. These components range in complexity from simple mechanical supports to complex optical, vacuum and cyro-cooling assemblies and includes equipment in support laboratories.
* Work independently, or in coordination, or may occasionally direct the work efforts of other technical support personnel on specific tasks or projects
* Assist beamline staff and users with setup and experiments, with emphasis on mounting, operating and dismounting sample cells and processing set-ups.
* Purchase, prepare and supply any tooling or fixtures necessary for the operation of the beamline components and laboratory equipment, maintaining supply and equipment inventories.
* Assist with system calibration, inspection, servicing, debugging, repairs, trips/faults or unplanned beamline system related events, keeping accurate records of all repairs, maintenance and fabrication activities.
* Perform housekeeping, label, store and dispose of hazardous materials and excess equipment appropriately and stay current with all BNL required training.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Equivalence of a technical institute or Associate's degree related to engineering techniques and a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in a technical field.
Plan, coordinate and perform complex assignments under minimal direction.
Demonstrated knowledge of basic engineering principles and machine shop practices.
Manual dexterity and experience working with hand and power tools for both assembly and disassembly of equipment, as well as with fine work for experimental setup.
Proficiency in the design, installation, optimization, maintenance and troubleshooting of electromechanical, vacuum, plumbing and gas systems under both manual and remote control.
Ability to work from procedures, drawings, user manuals and verbal instructions.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of scientists and engineers.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience in one or more of the following:
Synchrotron facilities or particle accelerators incl . mechanical, vacuum, utilities, cryogenics, etc.
Complex assemblies of scientific equipment using specialized tools.
Electronics and controls, incl . motion and temperature controllers.
Low/high pressure gas systems and vacuum operations.
Cable termination, cable routing, and rack mount equipment installation.
Interacting with suppliers of laboratory hardware or infrastructure.
Candidate will be placed at the appropriate level commensurate with breadth and depth of experience.
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Lifting, moderate 15-30 lbs
Ability to hear alarms
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 and the Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate are committed to your success. We offer a supportive work environment and the resources necessary for you to succeed.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will 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.
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.