The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE) studies particle beams and accelerators, photon science, particle physics and the early universe, and serves students, the public and scientists from Cornell and around the world. The research missions of this laboratory are in many respects unique in the world.
The Equipment Technician IV serves the scientific mission by providing technical support to academic research personnel (students and scientists). This is a technical expert who will interface directly with scientific staff to translate scientific needs into operating research instruments.
Primary responsibilities of the position are to provide comprehensive technical support of research and experimental components. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assemble and solder various types of printed circuit boards, both through hole and surface mount technologies in support of Synchrotron and Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR), the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), and the Energy Recovery Linac (ERL).
Construct many types of cable assemblies including coaxial, ribbon, multi pair, and multi-conductor along with connectors and terminations.
Modify, repair and rework many types of circuits and systems including: multi-layer surface mount and through hole circuit boards, wire wrap circuit boards, and electronic equipment.
Assemble and wire various types of chassis, enclosures, and panels.
Specify and order parts and equipment as required.
Configure programmable devices by loading firmware and configuration files.
Partner with trades personnel on appropriate building infrastructure tasks.
This is a 1-year term position.
Associate's degree in technical field (electronics, physics, electrical engineering, etc.) or other formal training of 2 years or equivalent; more than 2 years, but less than 4 years experience in soldering surface mount and through hole Printed Circuit Board assemblies. Ability to read circuit schematics. Cable construction experience utilizing various techniques including soldering, crimping and compression type fittings and connectors. Experience with general wiring techniques for inner chassis wiring and point to point connections. Competent with the use of hand tools. Ability to read and work form electrical schematics and ability to create simple schematics. Familiar with the use of electronics trouble shooting equipment. Basic computer skills needed.
Must possess task organizing, service-mindedness, and follow-through skills. Strong interpersonal skills needed to effectively interact with faculty, research specialists, scientists, students, and staff of all genders, races, ethnicities and backgrounds in conducting daily workplace duties. Requires ability to multi-task and ability to work under varied working duties. Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment. Able to receive directions and to communicate effectively across all research groups in the department. Work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment.
Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and be able to work in confined, awkward spaces, heights, and all weather conditions.
Basic electronics course work and electronics assembly course work or training preferred. Specific training in electronics soldering techniques, quality control, and inspection preferred. Comfortable using and learning various computer software. Competent with the use power tools, basic shop tools and electrical test equipment.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
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