Berkeley Lab's Engineering Division has an opening for a Mechanical Engineering Technician. You will report to the Technical Manager for the Advanced Light Source (ALS) Technology Group, to provide skilled, hands-on, technical, analytical and computational accelerator survey and alignment support. This team is responsible for analyzing accelerator and x-ray optical systems, applying a variety of precision survey and alignment techniques and technologies in support of accelerator and related facilities at LBNL and other DOE collaborating laboratories. You will utilize your technical, mathematical, computer knowledge and precision alignment skills to complete survey tasks to analyze and solve technical problems.
What You Will Do:
Provide skilled survey and alignment technical services to the wide range of scientific, engineering users and their staff.
Work at times independently and as a team member with other survey and alignment personnel on storage ring and accelerator components, beamlines, and related systems to maintain and ensure reliability of those systems.
Work independently and as a team member to execute tasks and projects, analyze systems and data, manage and preserve all data and carefully and systematically document all work.
Develop thorough understanding of ALS procedures and specifications.
Utilize communication, organization and documentation skills.
Provide survey and alignment technical services to a wide range of scientific and engineering users and their staff.
Provide troubleshooting and other services related to survey and alignment for x-ray beamlines/beamline end stations/components and apparatus including x-ray optical components at the ALS and other facilities.
Attend ALS and Engineering safety meetings as required.
Adherence to all applicable safety processes and procedures.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Understanding of policy and procedures at the ALS.
Performs limited administrative tasks.
What is Required:
AA degree in mechanical engineering technology or equivalent combination of experience and course work.
Skills and knowledge in the areas of survey and alignment techniques, analysis and computations.
Demonstrate the initiative to proactively take part in a team environment responsibility for major parts of accelerator survey and alignment tasks at the ALS and other facilities.
Able to quickly learn new and varied instrument technologies and software environments.
Strong mathematical background in areas of geometry, trigonometry, basic calculus and basic statistics.
Strong computer skills including console computer to robotic instrument communications, CAD modeling and file transfer.
Understanding of mechanical systems and precision alignment mechanisms.
The ability to analyze, interpret and present collected data to engineering staff.
The ability to effectively analyze and provide solutions to a wide range of survey and alignment related problems.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work with a wide range of staff.
Demonstrated written communication and documentation skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience with specialized software environments for acquiring and analyzing precision survey data such as NRK Spatial Analyzer.
Experience with and demonstrated ability to set up and operate survey and alignment instrumentation.
Ability to track, purchase and inventory survey and alignment components and hardware required for instrumentation support.
Experience utilizing database management systems.
Knowledge of survey and alignment instrumentation and software utilized in both the accelerator and R&D environments.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
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In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.