Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Under general supervision, serve as a Process Controls Technician supporting the development, implementation and maintenance of process instrumentation, controls, components and subsystems for the Process Controls and Integrated Controls Systems at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).
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 27 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.
Work Directions and Interfaces:
Position reports to the SNS Process Controls Team Leader in Data Operations.
Measures of Effectiveness:
Associates degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field with at least 5 years of applicable experience. A basic working knowledge of various types of test equipment such as Multi-meters, Oscilloscopes, Arbitrary Function Generators, as well as experience with basic hand and power tools. Experience with process control instrumentation and control system components. Must be capable of interpreting and following basic schematic documents, test procedures, manufacture data sheets and technical documents. Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds. This position requires the candidate to work in or around radiation, cryogenic and electrically controlled areas. The position involves climbing ladders and working in areas where fall protection is required. It involves working in areas where breathing protection is required. Therefore, the candidate must be able to acquire and maintain the appropriate training and qualifications required to work in these areas. The candidate must possess good written and verbal communication skills and be capable of completing assigned tasks independently as well as working with other team members. Experienced with Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office Tools, AutoCad and MS Visio.
A working knowledge of Linux Operating Systems, PLC, and basic soldering skills. Experience at a neutron user facility, synchrotron light source or other large-scale experimental physics project or scientific user facility is highly preferred. Experience with instrumentation for high radiation environments. Experience with instrumentation and controls for cryogenic systems.
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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