ACCELERATOR TECHNICIAN


  • Location: Durham, NC
  • Posted: Sep 8, 2019

Job Description


Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of Americas leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Perform a variety of technical tasks related to the installation, operation and maintenance of the Free Electron Laser accelerators.
Independently operate electron beam accelerators, in a safe and reliable manner.
Maintain Operation Records and Logbooks.
Understand how to startup and shutdown the accelerator equipment.
Act as the primary control person for radiation safety during operations, including entry into the target rooms and accelerator areas.
Understand the setup and organization of the EPICS computer control system for the accelerators.
Be able to find the proper EPICS screen for all operation needs and for troubleshooting accelerator problems.
Perform work required to reconfigure the wiggler magnets for each new operation. This includes bolting and unbolting multiple large cables and heavy copper bus bar plates.
Perform repairs on electronic equipment, including power supplies, process controllers, klystron modulators, RF generators, safety circuits, vacuum instrumentation, AC and DC power, and optics, using oscilloscopes and digital multimeters and other test equipment and tools.
Carry out semi-annual testing of the Personnel Protection System (PPS) using the supplied PPS Test procedure.
Perform assigned tasks in the installation and maintenance of accelerator-related systems, including the DI water cooling system, other plumbing subsystems, and the lab compressed air system.
Be able to troubleshoot and repair air cylinders and other equipment using compressed air.
Design and construct electronic circuitry using supplied circuit diagrams, layout drawings and instructions.
Provide technical assistance to faculty, students and outside researchers as requested.
Follow all DFELL and Duke Safety policies and procedures.
Remain up-to-date on all required Safety Training.
Demonstrate a consistent ability to work in a professional manner with all other staff in the lab, and with local and visiting researchers.
The FEL accelerators are operated on a shift schedule, day shift, evening shift, and for some weeks in a year night shift. Accelerator Technicians must be available to be scheduled for the required shifts.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training Work requires knowledge of a specialized technical field generally acquired through a two-year Associate degree program in Electronics, Mechanical Engineering or a related field.

Experience: Work requires four years of experience working with electronic devices and systems, control systems, high voltage systems, electromechanical devices, vacuum components and systems, mechanical systems, motors, lasers, optics or other related experience to acquire skills necessary to install, operate and maintain the DFELL accelerators and related equipment. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.

The intent of this job description is to provide representative examples of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Education

Work requires knowledge of a specialized technical field generally acquired through a two-year Associate degree program in Electronics/Mechanical Engineering or a related field.

Experience

Work requires four years of experience working with vacuum components and systems, motors, electromechanical devices, electronic devices and systems, control systems or other related components or systems to acquire skills necessary to install, operate and maintain free-electron laser accelerators and related equipment OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideasan exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Duke Health

705 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-5600

Fax: (919) 684-5600

Web: http://www.hr.duke.edu/

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