In this role, you will set up and deliver tuned beams to the experimenter's test area, function as the Operator-In-Charge to perform standard operational and technical activities, and use established standards and practices to ensure safe operation of the Cyclotron. This position will require you to apply knowledge and experience to respond to problems encountered during the operation of the Cyclotron and to instigate necessary corrective actions to mitigate problem conditions.
What You Will Do:
Maintain control of the Cyclotron during complicated activities by demonstrating good judgment and function with the necessary level of independence, responsibility and accountability.
Assume responsibility for the Cyclotron operation and demonstrate adherence to standards and practices that assure safe operation of the Cyclotron by following established EH&S and NSD safety and operational procedures.
Serve as the "Operator-In-Charge", as needed, with the responsibility to remain in charge of the operation of the Cyclotron and activities associated with the Cyclotron.
Respond to alarm conditions and place the Cyclotron in a safe condition by troubleshooting and taking appropriate corrective actions to mitigate alarm conditions.
Set up the Cyclotron systems for operation based on predictions, references and experimenter's needs.
Search and secure the vault, the pit, the trench and the caves according to procedures.
Startup and operate the ECR, AECR & VENUS ion sources.
Tune the Cyclotron based on the experimenter's needs to deliver high transmission beams from the source, to the inflector, through the Cyclotron to the beam stop and on to the target area in a timely and efficient manner.
Monitor the machine's performance for degradation trends and maintain a log of the machine's conditions.
Shutdown the Cyclotron systems to a safe condition and conduct routine radiation surveys.
Assist the staff of the 88-Inch Cyclotron making repairs or upgrades to the Cyclotron and its systems during maintenance or shutdown periods.
Participate in the training of other operators and provide training as necessary for affiliates.
Perform collateral duties as necessary when required by the operations supervisor.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Sciences, Engineering, or a related field or college or technical coursework in the scientific, engineering, or technical field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of mechanical skills sufficient to perform tasks related to operation and maintenance of accelerators.
Ability to troubleshoot problems to a system level and initiate corrective action during high stress situations.
Ability to successfully accomplish assignments by exercising independent judgment under only general guidance and limited supervision.
Ability to interact professionally with scientific and engineering staff.
Good written and oral communication skills.
What We Desire:
Experience in technical, research or industry that demonstrates abilities to work on complex systems (especially with emphasis on radiation, high-voltage, vacuum, process cooling, safety interlocks).
Knowledge of accelerator operation.
Computer programming and database experience.
Accurate keyboarding skills.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on August 15, 2019.
This is a full time, non-exempt from overtime pay (hourly paid), Career appointment.
The work schedule for this position will vary, requiring availability during the following three shifts: 7:00am - 3:15pm, 3:00pm - 11:15pm, and 11:00pm - 7:15am. Additionally, this position will require you to work 10 full calendar days with 4 full calendars days off.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
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.
Work will be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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.