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TECHNICIAN A ELECTRONIC , Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) , to help develop systems in support the SPARC fusion facility and its associated research experiments. Will assist in laboratory research and analytical work under the direction of scientific personnel; inspect, calibrate, troubleshoot, and build circuitry for signal conditioning, data acquisition, control systems, and interlocks; be involved with ongoing projects developing the electronics needed to instrument high temperature superconducting magnets, high current power supplies, multi-megawatt RF transmitters, and vacuum systems; and operate highly technical experimental apparatus. May be assigned duties in higher or lower classification levels to fill in for other technicians or to fill immediate needs.
PSFC is an internationally recognized facility at the forefront of plasma physics and fusion energy research. It is comprised of a team of almost 200 top-tier students, scientists, engineers, and technicians jointly pursuing fusion research at national laboratory-like scale. The PSFC recently announced a new, accelerated pathway to fusion energy that is based on the development and demonstration of the world's highest performing superconducting fusion magnets and the design of the first net-energy fusion device--the SPARC tokamak. The position is ideal for someone who wants to work in the fast-paced, team-oriented environment of the SPARC project to achieve net fusion energy on an aggressive timescale to help combat global climate change.
REQUIRED : graduation from a two-year technical school or its equivalent; at least two years' applicable experience; understanding of analog and digital electronic circuitry and embedded microcontroller hardware and software; and ability to read and work from electronic schematics, wire-lists, and mechanical drawings to build circuit boards, equipment chassis, and cables. Job #16969
Periods of overtime will be required.
Submission of a cover letter indicating you would like to work at MIT on the SPARC project is a requirement for consideration.
Internal Number: 16969
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