ATLAS Vacuum Technician

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7121642 (Ref:414747)

Posted: January 19, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance, repair, and installation of vacuum systems and related equipment in support of the ATLAS accelerator operations.  They will also contribute to the design, fabrication, and installation of beamlines for efficient ion beam transport and maintenance.

Knowledge of vacuum principles and equipment is required, as well as experience with mechanical assembly and fabrication.  This position must be able to efficiently manage multiple tasks, communicate effectively, and provide documentation to system non-experts.   

The candidate must perform in a team environment with changing priorities, be available for on-call and call-in support when assigned to address vacuum system failures, maintain knowledge of laboratory policies and procedures, and comply with these policies on a day-to-day basis.

The work described above may also be performed by other Argonne personnel.

Position Requirements

  • Understanding of basic ultra-high vacuum principles and best practices

  • Understanding of the operation of vacuum pumps and gauges

  • Proficiency with the safe use and best practices of hand-held power tools and hand tools

  • Proficiency with the fabrication of parts using basic shop tools and drawings

  • Proficiency in general mechanical assembly

  • Experience logging and documenting system maintenance, performance, and modifications

  • Ability to work independently following verbal or written instructions

  • Available for on-call and call-in support

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Isolating and troubleshooting problems affecting accelerator vacuum systems

  • Ability to use multi-meters and other basic measuring tools

  • Familiarity with relay logic and interlock systems

  • Experience with PLC controls

  • Experience servicing and repairing vacuum equipment

  • Experience leak checking vacuum systems

  • Familiarity with basic electrical schematics and mechanical drawings

  • Experience at an accelerator facility

TECHNICIANS MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE OR EQUIVALENT COMBINATION

  • TECH II: Associates & 1 years

  • TECH III: Associates & 3 years

This job description documents the general nature of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Job Family

Union

Job Profile

Technician II - Electro-Mechanical

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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Job posting number:#7121642 (Ref:414747)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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