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Argonne National Laboratory Accelerator Development Engineering Assistant in Lemont, Illinois

Accelerator Development Engineering Assistant

Requisition Number: 404496 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Technical Support Division: PHY-Physics

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): ST2 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The accelerator development group in Argonne’s Physics Division built the world’s first superconducting linear accelerator for heavy ions, ATLAS, four decades ago and continues to be the world’s recognized leader in technology for superconducting particle accelerators for ion linacs and other applications. The group’s home base, ATLAS, is a state-of-the-art National User Facility and hosts 300-400 users each year supporting research for the Office of Nuclear Physics of the Department of Energy.

Our successful and growing accelerator development group is looking for a self-motivated expert capable of crafting electrical and mechanical systems to help carry out ongoing and new accelerator projects in Argonne’s Physics Division. We are proud of our high-performance accelerators and outstanding record and expect to continue this trend. The successful candidate will bring considerable technical knowledge and skills to finish tasks that are varied and complex.

In this position, you will:

  • Execute innovative, high-quality infrastructure and hardware fabrications, particularly in support of RF superconducting device development, in support of major DOE upgrades to Argonne’s facilities.
  • Work with limited supervision.
  • Perform tasks that are typically given in terms of anticipated results and objectives.
  • Exercise considerable technical discretion in addition to scheduling and coordinating daily tasks.
  • Frequently interact with internal and external contacts over project details.

To be considered you must have:

  • Strong self-motivation, desire and skill to perform a wide variety of hands-on and sometimes physically demanding laboratory work.
  • Creativity in devising and implementing solutions to new and complex technical problems.
  • Excellent technical judgement based on the capability to recognize a problem and then apply sound judgement to devise solutions.
  • The capability to work effectively on technical problems in a fast-paced, demanding, and oftentimes, deadline driven environment.
  • Knowledge of materials, particularly metals such as steel, aluminum and stainless steel and some experience with metal fabrication techniques such as machining, rolling, forming, brazing and welding
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical, electrical and fluid process systems.
  • Good communication skills and the desire and ability to discuss. technical ideas closely with colleagues

The requirements for the desired levels are as follows:

  • ST2 Level: Technical institute or AA degree and 5+ years of related work experience or equivalent.
  • ST3 Level: Technical institute or AA degree and 7+ years of related work experience or equivalent.

You will be placed at the appropriate level (ST2 or ST3) depending upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge, skills, and experience brought to the position.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, 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.