This position is responsible for a wide variety of specialized and complex maintenance, replacements and repairs of the Detector and of the building equipment at the NOvA Far Detector Laboratory in Ash River, MN. The employee in this position will work a 10 hour/4 day work-week, Monday through Thursday, 6:30am-5:00pm. This includes a rotating shift of 24/7 on-call to come in when needed. On the Job Site Specific Training will be provided to develop the applicant’s current skill set as needed. The position at the NOvA Far Detector Laboratory will last four to five years. Job Duties: 35%- Maintains and repairs general building systems and hardware. Troubleshoots building equipment systems by accessing a dedicated building computer monitoring and automation system. Assist in the inspection of complex fire mist system, roof top heating and cooling units, and low-pressure steam humidifiers. Assist in the installation and repair of water discharge systems including seasonal shut down. 30%- Detector Maintenance Replace APD’s (Avalanche Photodiodes) and Front End Boards (FEBs) as well as other electronics associated with the maintenance and running of the Detector. This position is responsible for the testing of electronic circuits, instruments and equipment and any related troubleshooting issues. Assist with issues related to the server room such as replacement of servers and hard drives. 25%- Research and Development Assistance Work on R&D projects related to other experimental detectors. Confer with onsite staff as well as engineers and scientists, who may be visiting the NOvA site or working in other locations such as Cern, Fermilab and other off-site institutions to give feedback on tests, procedures & HA’s.
Be able to travel to CERN France if needed.
10%- Equipment Operation and Repair Operate, maintains, troubleshoot and repairs small motors and engines. Operates pickup truck with power angle plow, man-lift, and powered pallet jack.
Other duties of a similar scope as assigned
Required Qualifications NOTE: This position is located in Ash River, MN. Ash River is located 45 minutes south and east of International Falls, MN. High School graduate plus at least two years of trade school education or other training in electronics, with at least one year of recent experience should provide the background necessary for this position. Equivalent combination of related experience and education may be substituted. Must be able to follow detailed verbal instructions, written work orders, plans and drawings. Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job. Position requires the ability to walk or stand for majority of day; bend, climb, reach, kneel; carry, lift, push and pull 50 lbs. or more.
Preferred Qualifications None
Internal Number: 339398
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