Oak Ridge, USA
The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.
The Superconducting Linac (SCL) systems technician will perform daily tasks relating to the central helium liquefier (CHL), SCL, and superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) facilities. Candidates are required to qualify as a system specialist for operating the CHL through the training program of the SCL Systems Group. Daily tasks will include cryomodule assembly and maintenance, operations and maintenance of helium refrigeration systems, operations and maintenance of superconducting cavity processing facilities, conducting qualification tests, and assisting engineering and scientific staff with research and development. Candidate will contribute to development and maintenance of documentation including but not limited to operating and maintenance procedures, assembly travelers, test results, and specifications. Candidate will assist engineers in analyzing, establishing, and communicating equipment needs, procedures, and results.
Work Directions and Interfaces
Successful candidate will have a minimum Associate’s degree in mechanical technology or related technical discipline, with at least five years of relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills. Must be willing to learn new skills and train others.
Previous experience working with a team of scientists, engineers, technicians and trades/crafts is desired. Experience with cryomodule assembly, cryogenics, high-vacuum systems and cleanroom techniques is desired. Experience working in a clean production environment, using mechanical and electronic test and measurement equipment is preferred.
Measures of Effectiveness
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This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.
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