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Sr. Mechanical Technician

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Batavia, IL 60510
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Open Date: May 5, 2020
Close Date: May 26, 2020


Would you like to assemble a complex electro-mechanical device from start to finish? Would you like a technician job where no two days are alike? Are you looking for a job where you work daily with a variety of people: engineers, technicians, scientists? Are you seeking a job where your work advances knowledge for the benefit of humankind?

Come join one of the crown jewels of the United States' research and innovation ecosystems: Fermilab is America's premier national laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and South Dakota and at locations around the world, including Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole. We are 1,800 employees, made up of engineers, scientists, technicians, designers/drafters and administrative professionals. 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.

Come join a diverse team of talented and dedicated mechanical engineers, CAD designers and technicians who make up the Accelerator Division's Mechanical Support Department. We are seeking a Senior Mechanical Technician who is a collaborator by nature. The successful candidate will work with engineers, designers, technicians and scientists to build parts and assemblies that support beamline components for the Main Injector and Recycler Accelerators. Under general supervision, based on relevant experience, and/or academic study, the successful candidate will provide moderately complex technical support for an area of assignment, typically an accelerator machine. The successful candidate will fabricate, set-up, operate, test, repair, and modify a variety of moderately complex mechanical equipment, vacuum systems and devices. The successful candidate will also perform ESH&Q duties, waste disposal, and radiological surveys.

You will:
  • Fabricates, assembles, installs and removes a variety of mechanical parts, sub-assemblies, support assemblies, and beamline components in the External Beamlines (NuMI, Muon Campus, Switchyard), based on drawings, diagrams, and sketches as instructed. Assists in construction and assembly of support equipment. Prepares and tests equipment for operation.
  • Lead a crew of technicians for assigned tasks
  • Generates, or assists in generating Hazard Analyses for work requiring such.
  • Conducts periodic safety inspections of area of assignment. Assists with the identification, packaging, control, and disposal of radioactive waste.
  • Procures and maintains inventories of small parts, supplies, materials, and equipment.
  • Assists in the implementation of design of equipment and systems. Drives quality in all job aspects.

We are looking for:
  • HS Diploma (or technical certificate or equivalent) and 6+ years relevant experience is required.
  • Must be proficient with the safe use and show best practices in use of hand-held power tools and hand tools.
  • Show proficiency in light fabrication of parts using mechanical drawings, sketches and verbal instructions.
  • Must be proficient in general assembly using mechanical drawings, sketches and verbal instructions.
  • Must be proficient in working in a Windows PC environment, and with MS Word and Excel applications.
  • Ability to work independently following general or detailed verbal or written instructions is required.
  • Ability to work mandatory overtime and perform shift work as needed is required.
  • Completion of OSHA30 training is preferred
  • Forklift qualifications are preferred.
  • Overhead crane qualifications and rigging experience are preferred.
  • Experience with machining tools is preferred.
  • Experience with high- and ultra-high vacuum systems is preferred.
  • Electrical-electronic experience is preferred.
  • Responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, safety and health regulations, Laboratory policies, procedures and practices pertinent to this position.
  • Must have good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must show demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Must show demonstrated ability to achieve team leadership responsibilities

Relocation is not available for this position.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

Human Factors: Heavy Lifting, Mental Concentration, Sitting, Standing, Tight Work Schedule, Repetitive Motion, Visually Demanding

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds is required.
  • Ability to work at heights up to 10-feet is required.
  • Ability to work on stairs, ladders, man lifts and to stand for up to 4-hours per day is required.
  • Ability to work within the vicinity of vibrating equipment is required.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces is required.
  • Ability to work in areas of high magnetic fields.
  • Occasionally work outdoors.
  • Occasionally work in hot environments.
  • Ability to legally operate cars and light trucks is required.

Physical Factors: High Voltage and Oxygen Deficiency Hazard
  • Ability to meet Oxygen Deficiency Hazard (ODH), tunnel entry, Underground and radiation worker requirements is required.
  • Ability to work with epoxies, solvents, glues, and other chemicals is required.

Chemical Factors: Chemicals, Solvent Dust, Epoxies, Fumes, Pesticides, Welding, Combustion

Personal Protective Equipment: Eye/Face Protection, Foot Protection, Hand Protection, Hearing Protection, Respirators

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: 2020-05-06 Expires: 2020-06-06

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