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Argonne National Laboratory Electromechanical Technician - Adjunct in Lemont, Illinois

Electromechanical Technician - Adjunct

Requisition Number: 5047 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Technical Support Division: AUP-Advanced Photon Source Upgrade

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): 119050 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory is one of the most technologically complex machines in the world. This premier national research facility provides ultra-bright, high-energy x-ray beams to more than 5,000 (and growing) scientists from around the United States and the world. These scientists (we call them "users") come to the APS from universities, industry, medical schools, and other research institutions. Our users bring with them ideas for new discoveries in nearly every scientific discipline, from materials science to biology, chemistry, environmental, geological, and planetary science, and fundamental physics. They bring their ideas to the APS because our x-ray beams let them collect data in unprecedented detail and in amazingly short time frames. The knowledge our users gain here promises to have real and positive impact on our technologies, our health, our economy, and our fundamental understanding of the materials that make up our world.

Argonne has a need for technicians to support our APS Upgrade. In this position you will assist in the design, fabrication, and installation of novel electromechanical designs for particle accelerator systems. Including; vacuum systems, water systems, synchrotron radiation beamlines, x-ray front ends, and experimental apparatus for the Advanced Photon Source. Works with and under the supervision of mechanical engineers and x-ray scientists. Receive and inspect, assemble and install parts needed for x-ray instrumentation. Maintains all aspects of the electromechanical assemblies that support the accelerators and scientists while performing all job functions safely and efficiently.

We are looking for adjunct technicians with varying levels of experience, for multiple openings, to support the APS Upgrade project.

Below is a list of minimum qualifications:

  • Associates degree or equivalent.
  • Must be proficient in the use of hand and shop tools such as drill presses, hydraulic presses, cut-off saws, tube benders and belt sanders.
  • Must be able to use multi-meters and other basic measuring tools.
  • Proficient in the installation and termination of basic electronic cabling system and control chassis.
  • Careful workmanship, attention to detail, and accurate logging of data are required.
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

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