Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) Equipment Tech V - Band E
The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) is a world-class research institute that manages multi-discipline science programs at a distinguished university. CLASSE has an immediate need to two experienced and talented technicians seeking a challenging and rewarding career in a unique laboratory setting. These technicians will serve the scientific mission by providing technical support to academic research personnel (students and scientists). The ‘Equipment Technician V’ is a high-level technical expert who will interface directly to scientific staff to translate scientific needs into operating research instruments. Examples of such instruments include 150-MeV linear accelerators, closed-loop liquid-helium refrigeration units, synchronous particle injection systems, high-heat-load x-ray beamlines, and high-speed, large-area x-ray detectors.
Primary responsibilities of this position are to provide comprehensive technical support of research and experimental electrical components. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Fabricate, install, maintain, test, calibrate, and document instrumentation involving complex electrical distribution systems (high voltage, current, and frequency) in support of operations of the Synchrotron and Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR), the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), and the Energy Recovery Linac (ERL).
Evaluate and execute plans for all CLASSE-wide research-related electronics activities, promoting continued improvement of CLASSE's operational capabilities and efficiency.
Support researchers needing new electronic instrumentation and equipment including advising design options, creating schematics, and identifying design and specification requirements.
Maintain documentation (wiring diagram and maintenance database).
Support 24-hour 7-day operation through scheduled and emergency work.
Coordinate the work of contractors and Cornell facilities shop staff on related tasks.
This level V position will, when necessary, stand-in for the technical services supervisor, providing supervision and leading work efforts of technicians performing electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and general fabrication work.
Demonstrated proficiency in working on electronic instrumentation using proper maintenance, installation, and diagnostic and repair techniques and tools.
Bachelor's degree in a technical field (physics, electrical engineering, etc.) or other formal training of 4 years or equivalent; more than 4 years, but less than 6 years of experience. Four to five years of experience in the described skill areas (physics, electrical engineering, etc.) or demonstrable equivalent expertise in relevant electronics instrumentation field. Must possess well-developed task organizing, leadership, and follow-through skills. Strong interpersonal skills needed to effectively interact with staff, students and faculty of all genders, races, ethnicities and backgrounds in conducting daily workplace duties. Requires ability to multi-task and ability to work under varied working duties. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Strong troubleshooting skills (electronics, mechanical, diagnostics). Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Good writing and strong organizational skills. The ability to respond quickly to off-hour problems and emergencies.
Prefer experience utilizing advanced instrumentation used in a laboratory setting to collect and evaluate scientific data. Secondary to the preceding qualifications, experience in electrical and mechanical area of facilities design, construction, and maintenance a plus, preferably in positions exercising significant technical and supervisory abilities.
Training and experience with high voltage, high current and/or high frequency electrical systems preferred, as well as demonstrated aptitude understanding complex research laboratory settings involving particle accelerators, lasers, and CESR/synchrotron electrical systems and their function. Advanced skills, knowledge and troubleshooting in associated/supporting technical areas like plumbing, HVAC, controls, and mechanics a plus. Experience with and knowledge of laboratory safety procedures, OSHA regulations, and multistage system checkout procedures preferred.
These are one-year, full-time, benefits-eligible term positions.
Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.
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