Mechanical Technician

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under limited supervision, the Sr. Technician will be responsible for:

  • Responsible for fabrication, modification, installation, and documentation of complex laboratory, experimental or commercial equipment, including diagnostics (instruments).
  • Interprets general instructions or detailed mechanical drawings, plans sequence of assembly, maintains quality assurance documentation and prepares sketches and schematics, with a working knowledge of RF and High voltage engineering principles.
  • Assist in the design and maintenance of basic lab, experimental, and commercial equipment.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work space.
  • Operates specialized equipment and/or performs tests requiring knowledge of processes pertinent to the organization, program or project.
  • Responsible for execution of a set of laboratory experiments or for a complex laboratory function.
  • Diagnoses and corrects operational problems or trouble sources in equipment or tests.
  • Interprets basic information displayed to recognize when various operating measurements are drifting out of established parameters.
  • Adjusts operating parameters to bring systems back to satisfactory operating conditions.
  • Develops solutions to problems that occur including assisting in the design of specialized components.
  • May provide direction to other technicians or craft personnel in construction and maintenance of equipment, operation of tests, or laboratory.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
  • Typically requires associate' s degree or equivalent with seven or more years of experience.
  • May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Ability and willingness to work on systems which have unusual conditions such as high pressure, high voltage, high energy, cryogens, or radioactive materials.
  • Knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the field required.
  • Must have analytical ability to read and understand detailed instructions, drawings and specifications.
  • Communication skills necessary to write and record precise information.
  • Special skills and expertise to use complex equipment or experimental techniques.

Additional Qualifications:
  • Requires Associate' s degree or equivalent, with seven or more years of experience.
  • May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Ability and willingness to work on systems under unusual conditions involving high pressure gasses, high voltage, cryogens, high energy, radioactivity, etc.
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD software such as Solidworks.
  • Experience with various machining techniques (lathe, mill, CNC, etc.) and vacuum systems.
  • Skill with soldering high precision assemblies.
  • Must have analytical ability to read and understand detailed instructions, drawings and specifications.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Communication skills necessary to write and record precise information.
  • Experience with lasers, high voltage, RF electronics and basic knowledge of physics and electrical engineering is desired.



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