Technical Associate II / I - Mechanical (T-4 / T-5)
Brookhaven National Laboratory - Upton, NY

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Brookhaven National Laboratory is a nonprofit research and development institution whose purpose is to advance ideas and knowledge through a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research. The Photon Division in the Photon Sciences Directorate currently has a full-time opportunity for a technical associate.

Assist CSX-1 beamline in the construction of prototype beamline components and building of mechanical, vacuum and electrical equipment required for the beamline.
Initially, perform duties relation to the construction and commissioning of the CSX-1 beamline as well as the beamline infrastructure installation.
In the longer term, responsibilities will include maintenance of the beamline and assistance to beamline scientific staff, technical staff, and users.

Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate’s degree in a related scientific or engineering field, and six (6) years of relevant work experience, with demonstrated competence in a specialized technical field.
Ability to follow written procedures.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Experience debugging and maintenance of technical equipment.
Experience with integrating commercial instrumentation and low voltage electrical control equipment (temperature controllers, motors, actuators, motion controllers, etc.).
Hands-on experience with UHV and the related instruments (vacuum gauges, He-leak detector, ion pump, turbo pump, bake out equipment, etc.).
Must have demonstrated the ability to perform professional design functions.
Working knowledge of engineering fundamentals and standards handbook formulas covering such subjects as machine design, strength of materials, mechanisms, vacuum, and fluid flow.

Preferred Requirements:
Experience with 2D and 3D CAD systems (Inventor preferred).
Familiarity with building and interfacing simple electronic circuits.
Hands-on experience with cryogenic equipment.
Machine shop experience, particularly for the building of prototypes.
Successful candidate will be placed at the T-4 or T-5 level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Dental Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • On site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, apply online at and click Jobs, then click Search Job List and apply to job # 16252 .
ERAP Eligible: $500.00

Brookhaven National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce.

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