Company: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Posted on: November 23, 2020
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Engineering
Division has multiple openings for Mechanical Technicians to join
Under the guidance of a mentor or work lead, you will be exposed to
a variety of routine technical work including assembling,
installing, set up, operating, testing, inspecting, maintaining,
troubleshooting, fabricating, machining, or modifying standard
scientific apparatus, parts, components, and equipment. You will
also work with systems associated and not limited to mechanical
instruments, various particle accelerators, optical systems, ultra
high vacuum systems, particle detectors, permanent magnets,
electromagnets, cryogenic equipment, and related scientific
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the
business needs, and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the
What You Will Do:
Perform routine technical work including assembling, installing,
fabricating, machining, setup, operating, testing, and
Perform maintenance, troubleshooting, or modification of standard
apparatus, parts and components, devices, equipment, processes or
systems associated with mechanical instruments, particle
accelerators, optical systems, high/ultrahigh vacuum systems,
particle detectors, cryogenic equipment and related scientific
Under the guidance and mentorship of senior staff, incumbents will
perform routine and moderately complex assignments and follow
general specifications and work methods to achieve desired
Identify mechanical parts and components including sizes, ratings,
tolerances, finishes, materials, and appropriate applications.
Follow assembly, installation and safety procedures of complex
mechanical systems or components.
Utilize a wide variety of engineering metals, composites, and
plastics in precision assemblies and scientific processes.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Implement manufacturing engineering processes: build or set up
equipment, assist in conducting experiments, collecting data, and
Apply broad and varied knowledge of mechanical and
electro-mechanical theory and practice to accomplish
Execute careful and precise handling of equipment using pallet
jacks, forklifts, cranes, hoists, and rigging.
Interpret elementary engineering drawings, sketches, parts lists,
component layout, and assembly diagrams.
Navigate through different laboratory environments using various
lab equipment and processes with complex systems, or perform
mechanical or diagnostic tests.
Work with vacuum science systems, various pumping methods, UHV
assembly, troubleshooting and leak checking.
Test and repair various electro-mechanical systems or instruments.
Run tests or fault diagnostics on equipment to locate and address a
problem; repair or order and replace parts parts if needed.
Work in a clean room environment with an understanding of
contamination control and performing assembly tasks in that
Ensure quality control by following quality assurance procedures,
as in checking/qualifying deliverables, performing tests, and
collecting data to be analyzed.
What is Required:
Background in basic mechanical and/or electromechanical technology
with the ability to successfully accomplish assignments in a timely
General personal computer application skills with ability to use
spreadsheets, data entry and word processors.
Ability to perform minor calculations, make and record measurements
necessary to accomplish assignments.
General hand tool and/or machine shop knowledge.
Technical knowledge and skills in any of the following areas:
assembly, installation, setup, operating, testing, inspecting,
maintaining, troubleshooting, fabrication, machining, welding.
Experience in the use of standard hand, power, and machine
Possess good manual dexterity.
Ability to climb stairs and ladders, work from heights and confined
spaces, and lift 23 kg (50-lbs.).
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience with CAD/CAM
Experience in the use and or operation of computer controlled (CNC)
An AA degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or the equivalent
in formal industrial or military training
Valid California Driver's License.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills,
knowledge, and abilities.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab.
Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and
staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful
candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a
commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
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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