Engineering and Technology: Electrical, Engineering and Technology: Systems, Physics: Vacuum Science
4 Year Degree
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory seeks a Vacuum Engineer for the Accelerator Directorate. The mission of the Accelerator Directorate is ensuring efficient and reliable operation of SLAC’s accelerator facilities which requires maintaining clean UHV conditions, sometimes under high radiation loads and high-field conditions, and in some portions including a particle-free UHV cryogenic environment. The METS Division supports development, fabrication, and maintenance of effective vacuum systems for the Accelerator Directorate facilities and projects, and provides expertise in support of and collaboration with other SLAC directorates and SLAC projects such as LCLSII and LCLSII-HE. The Division combines expertise in current UHV and particle free/UHV technology with research capabilities in the fundamental disciplines that support that technology, namely material science and surface physics. This position reports to the department head of Mechanical Engineering and Vacuum Engineering in the METS Division of the Accelerator Directorate of SLAC.
Your specific responsibilities include:
Collaborate with engineering and technical staff to improve the accelerator vacuum system efficiency during operation and develop innovative solutions to increase the accelerator vacuum system reliability
Guide technicians and field managers in the implementations of processes and analysis to troubleshoot complex vacuum system
Collaborate with engineering and technical staff on practices for design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of UHV systems and particle-free/UHV systems.
Evaluate, specify, and recommend appropriate vacuum equipment.
Develop and implement vacuum procedures for use in accelerator and other UHV-based systems.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, or related field plus two years of directly applicable, progressively responsible work experience in the following described areas:
Demonstrated work experience in design, fabrication, processing, installation, and troubleshooting of UHV accelerator or accelerator-like vacuum systems.
Demonstrated technical knowledge and work experience in ultra-high vacuum theory, practice, and equipment, including clean room procedures and techniques, thin-film coating, leak detectors, residual gas analyzers, vacuum pumps and vacuum gauges, vacuum modelling, and vacuum practices and procedures as applied in particle-free cryogenic environments.
Demonstrated work experience in application of engineering best practices including engineering project management, creating requirements specifications, developing cost estimates and project schedules, and working in cross-functional, cross-disciplinary teams.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Meticulous recording and documentation skills.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
An advanced degree in engineering, physics, or related fields, or equivalent in work experience.
Experience relevant to the challenges of accelerator and or ionizing/nonionizing delivery systems such as designing and operating UHV cryogenic beamlines, maintaining integrity of x-ray mirror surfaces, and maintaining integrity of cathode surfaces in high-field RF photocathode electron guns.
Experience in designing, fabricating and/or building and maintaining particle free (low contamination) systems.
Experience in the design and operation of vacuum ultraviolet and x-ray mirror reflection optics.
Experience in the design and operation of high-power RF (particularly superconducting RF) vacuum technology.
Experience in design, fabrication, and installation of devices for high radiation applications.
SLAC employee competencies:
Effective Decisions: Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
Self-Development: Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
Dependability: Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
Initiative: Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
Adaptability: Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
Communication: Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages
Relationships: Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve.
Physical requirements and Working conditions:
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for environment, safety and security; communicates related concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Meets the applicable roles and responsibilities as described in the ESH Manual, Chapter 1—General Policy and Responsibilities: http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/esh/eshmanual/pdfs/ESHch01.pdf
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to increasing diversity in the workplace. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the lab’s mission. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. SLAC is an E-Verify employer.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 4352
About SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
As one of 17 Department of Energy national labs, SLAC pushes the frontiers of human knowledge and drives discoveries that benefit humankind. We invent the tools that make those discoveries possible and share them with scientists all over the world.
Stanford University operates SLAC for the DOE Office of Science. We run four joint research centers with Stanford that focus on cosmology and astrophysics, materials and energy science, catalysis, and ultrafast science. SLAC’s location in Silicon Valley and our connections with DOE, Stanford and other leading research centers speed our progress. We also look for ways to work with industry to solve problems and spread the benefits of research out into society.
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