Mechanical Technician

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
November 7, 2019
Batavia, IL
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Job Description

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.

Fermilab's Neutrino Division is on the frontier of the research, development, and testing of neutrino particle detection using cryogenic and conventional devices, components, and systems in collaboration with institutions worldwide. Neutrino Division is seeking a full-time Mechanical Technician to join the team. Under limited to minimal supervision, and based on extensive experience, and/or expertise the selected candidate will collaborate in building the world's largest and most technically advanced Neutrino detectors, as well as provide routine and complex technical support for currently operating neutrino experiments and assist in research and development of neutrino detector technology.

Respects understands and values individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.

Abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations

You Will:

  • Fabricate, assemble, install, calibrate, and remove a variety of complex mechanical and/or cryogenic devices, parts, controls and sub-assemblies for Laboratory projects/equipment in the area of assignment based on drawings, diagrams, and schematics, sometimes coordinating the technical effort.
  • Generate, or assist in generating, Hazard Analyses for work requiring such
  • Participates in organizational functions; develops best practice procedures, completes project documentation, technical notes, and travelers. Contributes to the selection of plans, techniques, designs, layouts, cost estimates and scheduling of technical projects.
  • Procures technical parts or equipment for assigned projects. Interacts with outside vendors, resolves technical problems. May conduct on-site vendor visits, and expedites deliveries. Orders parts, tooling, and supplies for assigned projects.
  • Write best practice procedures and documentation for all finished work. Enter relevant work information into a database and/or electronic logbook(s). Produce reports as assigned
  • Perform preventive and complex maintenance for a wide variety of instruments and equipment, troubleshoot problems and repair as needed
  • Directs and assists the work of lower-level technicians. As assigned, serves as the lead technician or shift supervisor for specific group projects or tasks.

We are Looking For:

  • High School Degree plus 6+ years of extensive experience
  • Knowledge of hand tools and basic power tools
  • Ability to work within a group as a team player
  • Ability to lead a group
  • Good communication skills needed as interfacing with other departments is a requirement
  • Ability to follow a written procedure with minimal error, or ask for assistance when necessary
  • Ability to follow verbal instructions from a supervisor or Task Manager with minimal error.
  • Must possess basic computer and math skills
  • Ability to legally operate cars and light trucks.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

  • Human Factors: Heavy Lifting, Heights, Mental Concentration, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Tight Work Schedule, Visually Demanding, climb stairs and ladders
  • Physical Factors: Confined Space, Cryogens, High Noise Level, Oxygen Deficient Hazard
  • Chemical Factors: Dust, Solvents
  • PPE: Eye/Face/Foot/Hand/Hearing 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.


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