Berkeley Lab's Engineering Division has an opening for an Mechanical Technician. You will perform routine technical support in the field of mechanical technology. By following prescribed work methods or explicit instructions, perform generally standardized assignments requiring the application of basic knowledge of mechanical and electro-mechanical theory and practices. You will execute broad and varied technical support in the field of mechanical technology. Perform complex assignments, exercise independent judgment, follow general specifications and plan work methods to achieve desired results. Apply broad and varied knowledge of mechanical and electro-mechanical theory and practice. This position will be filled at the Mechanical Technician level 1 or 2, dependent on experience.
Mechanical Technician (Level 1) Specific Responsibilities:
Perform routine technical work including fabrication, assembling, machining, installing, setup, operating, testing, inspecting, maintaining, troubleshooting, or modifying standard apparatus, parts and components, devices, equipment, processes or systems associated with mechanisms, particle accelerators, optical systems, vacuum systems, particle detectors, cryogenic equipment and related scientific research apparatus.
Learn to utilize a wide variety of metallic and non-metallic materials, formulations and processes.
In addition to the above, Mechanical Technician (Level 2) Specific Responsibilities:
Apply substantial knowledge and expertise in mechanical and electro-mechanical technology theory, scientific principles, and technical mathematics to effectively and efficiently carry out assignments.
Read and interpret complex blueprints, sketches, parts lists, and assembly diagrams. Exercise independent judgment; follow general specifications, plan work methods and component, tooling, equipment and material selection to achieve desired results.
Provide design details where lacking and recommend modifications to engineering designs as required.
Perform complex tests and measurements of components, assemblies, equipment and systems to assure conformance to specifications.
Document process and final results of assignments including processes, procedures, tests and standards used and any equipment/system modifications required.
Additional Responsibilities as needed for the Mechanical Technician (Level 1 & 2):
Operate calculators to perform calculations or measurements necessary to accomplish assignments.
Operate personal computers or computer terminals to access and/or document information on parts, components and materials or specifications.
Background in basic mechanical and/or electromechanical technology with the ability to successfully accomplish assignments.
Technical knowledge and skills in any of the following areas: fabrication, assembling, machining, installing, setup, operating, testing, inspecting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and processes and procedures.
Some knowledge in the use of standard hand, power, and machine tools.
Possess manual dexterity.
Ability to climb stairs and ladders, work from heights and confined spaces, and lift 23 kg (50-lbs.).
Valid California Drivers License.
In addition to the above, Mechanical Technician (Level 2) Required Qualifications:
Substantial technical background in mechanical and/or electromechanical technology with the ability to successfully accomplish assignments by exercising independent judgment under only general guidance and limited supervision.
Knowledge, skill and experience performing general set-ups, testing, troubleshooting, repair, calibration, operation and maintenance of complex mechanical, electromechanical and scientific apparatus, equipment and systems. Work experience in assembling, testing and measuring complex mechanical components and equipment using sophisticated measuring and testing tools and equipment.
Ability to read and correctly interpret complex blueprints, sketches, parts lists, layout and assembly drawings and operation, calibration and repair manuals.
General knowledge of mechanical equipment design procedures and techniques.
Additional Desired Qualifications for the Mechanical Technician (Level 1 & 2):
General personal computer application skills with spreadsheets, databases and word processors and CAD/CAM.
An AA degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or the equivalent in formal industrial or military training
Knowledge to interpret elementary engineering drawings, sketches, parts lists, and component layout and assembly diagrams.
Competency in identify mechanical parts and components including sizes, ratings, tolerances, finishes, materials, and appropriate applications.
Ability to operate personal computers.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The successful candidate for this position will be required to file financial interest statements upon assuming this position, annually while holding this position, and when leaving this position.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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