Mechanical Support Specialist Research Support Specialist I - Band E Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education
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 Mechanical Support Specialist serves the scientific mission by providing technical support to academic research personnel (students and scientists). This is a technical position that will interface directly with scientific staff to translate scientific needs into operating research instrumentation. This position will lend support to multiple research programs across the entire CLASSE research complex.
Primary responsibilities of this position are to perform mechanical work in support of all research programs with general supervision/direction. This includes, and is not limited to:
* Maintain, repair, install, and modify experimental equipment or utilities in support of all research operations. * Design and fabricate precision components for new research projects and upgrades through consultation with staff, faculty, researchers and technicians. * Translate concepts into detailed engineering drawings. Perform analysis on proposed designs to identify potential problems and solutions. Monitor the fabrication of components, which sometimes includes multiple, complex pieces being integrated into an effective system. Monitor overall performance to identify additional improvements. * Identify the needs of new equipment layouts in accordance with various industry codes & standards. * Occasional on-call support for operational emergencies during nights, weekends, and holidays.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
A successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent, and two to four years of relevant technical experience. Experience in trouble-shooting problems on mechanical systems is desired, as well as computer assisted design proficiency, advanced skills for mechanical maintenance, and installation and repair techniques. Candidate should have proficient use of standard hand/power tools, diagnostic equipment, machine shop and material handling equipment in support of research mission. Requires the ability to respond quickly to off-hour problems and emergencies by remote communication and/or returning to Campus.
An advanced machine shop, fabrication, and mechanical skills, as well as experience with vacuum or cooling systems is preferred.
Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.
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