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Fluids Technician II

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Batavia, IL 60510
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Open: May 5, 2020

Close: May 26, 2020

We Are:

Fermilab is America's premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

Fermilab's Accelerator Division (AD) is seeking a Fluids Technician II to be involved in the support of active accelerators and in the development of future high-intensity physics machines. As a member of the Mechanical Support Department, the successful candidate will work with engineers, designers, technicians, and scientists to build parts and assemblies of the fluids systems that support the External Beamlines Accelerators (NuMI, Muon Campus, Switchyard). The successful candidate will install, assemble, operate and maintain systems and their components such as pumps, piping, valves and instrumentation for water, fluid and compressed gas systems at pressures up to 200-psig. The successful candidate will also perform ESH&Q duties, waste disposal, and radiological surveys.

Respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.

Abide by all environmental, safety and health regulations.

You Will
  • Install, assemble, operate and maintain fluid systems and their components such as pumps, piping, valves and instrumentation for water, fluid, and compressed gas systems at pressures up to 200-psig, based on drawings, piping diagrams, and sketches as instructed. Assists in construction and assembly of support equipment. Prepares and tests equipment for operation.
  • Generates, or assists in generating Hazard Analyses for work requiring such.
  • Conducts periodic safety inspections of area of assignment. Assists with the identification, packaging, control, and disposal of radioactive waste.
  • Procures and maintains inventories of small parts, supplies, materials, and equipment.
  • Assists in the implementation of design of equipment and systems. Drives quality in all job aspects.
  • May act as crew leader for assigned tasks during the lab accelerator's extended maintenance period (summer shutdown)..

We Are Looking For
  • HS Diploma and 4+ years relevant experience is required.
  • Must be proficient in assembling systems using piping diagrams, sketches and verbal instructions.
  • Must be proficient with the safe use of hand-held power tools and hand tools.
  • Must be proficient in working in a Windows PC environment, and with MS Word and Excel applications.
  • Ability to work independently following general or detailed verbal or written instructions is required.
  • Ability to work mandatory overtime and perform shift work as needed is required.
  • Forklift qualifications are preferred.
  • Overhead crane qualifications and rigging experience are preferred.
  • Experience with machining tools is preferred.
  • Experience with oxy-acetylene brazing is preferred.
  • Electrical-electronic experience is preferred.
  • Responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, safety and health regulations, Laboratory policies, procedures and practices pertinent to this position.
  • Must have good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must show demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Must show demonstrated ability to achieve team leadership responsibilities.

Relocation is not available for this position.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

Human Factors: Heavy Lifting, Mental Concentration, Sitting, Standing, Tight Work Schedule, Repetitive Motion, Visually Demanding

  • Ability to lift to 50 pounds is required.
  • Ability to work at heights up to 10-feet is required.
  • Ability to work on stairs, ladders, man lifts and to stand for up to 4-hours per day is required.
  • Ability to work within the vicinity of vibrating equipment is required.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces is required.
  • Ability to work in areas of high magnetic fields.
  • Occasionally work outdoors.
  • Occasionally work in hot environments.
  • Ability to legally operate cars and light trucks is required.

Physical Factors: High Voltage and Oxygen Deficiency Hazard
  • Ability to meet Oxygen Deficiency Hazard (ODH), tunnel entry, Underground, and radiation worker requirements is required.
  • Ability to work with epoxies, solvents, glues, and other chemicals is required.

Chemical Factors: Chemicals, Solvent Dust, Epoxies, Fumes, Pesticides, Welding, Combustion

Personal Protective Equipment: Eye/Face Protection, Foot Protection, Hand Protection, Hearing Protection, Respirators.

Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.
Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory.
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posted: 2020-05-06 Expires: 2020-06-07

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