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Mechanical Technician II

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Batavia, IL 60510
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Open Date: April 17, 2020

Close Date: June 26, 2020

We Are:

Fermilab is America's premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

We are strategic risk-takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

APS-TD Cryomodule Assembly Group is seeking a Mechanical Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) Technician II to support SRF cavity processing, processing facility maintenance, ultra high vacuum system operation and maintenance, cleanroom infrastructure operation, and SRF component assembly.

Under general supervision and based on journeyman-level expertise, general experience, and/or academic study, the selected candidate will provide moderately complex technical support for an area of assignment, typically an experimental or support group. Depending on the area of assignment, may fabricate, set-up, calibrate, operate, test, repair, and modify a variety of moderately complex electrical-electronic and/or mechanical equipment, systems, and devices.

You Will
  • Work on Cold Mass and Vacuum Vessel assemblies outside of the clean room at production floors
  • Ultra-high vacuum (UHV) cleaning, sorting and arranging parts/hardware to be assembled, making sub-assemblies, assembling the components with a strict adherence to the travelers and procedure documents.
  • Work on Cryomodule Assembly Facilities infrastructure setup/upgrade and preventive maintenance.
  • Work with a team of technicians, engineers and scientists on SRF cryomodules assembly and supporting work
  • Lead and train other technicians in performing their jobs, and input data into travelers utilizing a personal computer
  • Work within scientific, engineering, and technical team on SRF research, development, and production activities.

We Are Looking For
  • High school graduate or AAS degree
  • Candidate must be able to use hand tools, operate electromechanical and hydraulic machine equipment.
  • Experience assembling components and subassemblies in accordance with documented specification and travelers.
  • Ideal candidate must have the ability read engineering drawings.
  • Experience working in a team environment as a member under the supervision of a lead technician/engineer.
  • Candidate shall also be able to work in a softwall Class 1000 (ISO6) cleanroom environment
  • Solid understanding of ultra-high vacuum (UHV) practices vacuum related equipment, helium mass spectrometry leak checking, ultra-high vacuum related cleaning and applications (making flange assemblies etc.) are highly desirable.
  • Strongly prefered to have crane and forklift operator training.
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed.
  • Must be medically fit to participate in jobs requiring back effort, some lifting (up to 40 lbs.) and standing for long periods of time (Class A, Fermilab Back Injury Exam).

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

Human Factors: Heavy lifting, mental concentration, repetitive motion, sitting, standing, tight work schedule

Chemical Factors: Acid/bases, chemicals, fumes, hydrofluoric acid, solvents

Biological Factors: Cryogens, oxygen deficiency hazards

PPE: Eye/Face/Hand/Foot Protection

Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.
Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory.
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.



Posted: 2020-05-22 Expires: 2020-06-22

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