The Fundamental Physics Directorate at SLAC is seeking a Principal Scientific and Engineering Electro-Mech Technician to support the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Camera. This position reports to camera subsystem engineering manager, with responsibilities for the integration, test and construction of the LSST camera, camera components and assemblies.
The LSST is a new telescope being built in the foothills of the Andes in northern Chile. SLAC is leading the development, design, fabrication, integration, and testing of the Camera for the telescope.
The system will produce a wide-field, deep astronomical survey of over 20,000 square degrees of the southern sky using an 8.4 meter diameter telescope. The Camera includes 3200 mega-pixels of CCD detectors, making it the world's largest digital camera for astronomy. These are cooled to 173 K and housed in an evacuated cryostat, behind a triplet of lenses and interchangeable filters. The entire system is supported and housed in a temperature-controlled environment with a shutter to control exposure.
This position is for a principal scientific and engineering technician to support development efforts of Camera subsystem elements at SLAC. Given the objectives as defined by an engineer, scientist, or supervisor, the Principal S&E Technician exercises discretion and judgment in the selection of designs, methods, materials, and equipment to accomplish the task. Assignments at the Principal S&E Technician level involve both broadened project responsibilities and increased design responsibilities.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Monitor project schedules (as established by the project engineer), procure parts and material, generate shop orders, direct the work of others, and test, evaluate, and interconnect subsystems.
Responsible for maintenance and complex diagnostic repair when rapid troubleshooting and repair are necessary.
Design and/or fabrication of fixtures with tight tolerances.
Use of CAD software for development of 3D models & production of fabrication drawings.
Assemble a mechanical system from prints or sketches.
Trouble-shoot electromechanical systems, repair, and fabricate replacement parts from existing documentation (or generate appropriate sketches). Trouble-shooting with an eye on total system performance.
Perform facility operation, including set-up, preparation of operational procedures and data collection.
Work in a class 1000 clean room environment.
Ability to make engineering calculations on various parameters relevant to component, circuit, instrument, or system design.
Must have a thorough grasp of the theory of operation of equipment and instruments used in their assigned group or department.
Must have the ability to communicate in technical terms with engineers and scientists and to instruct and direct the work of others.
Must have an in-depth knowledge in some particular area; for example, logic circuit design, the use of Smith charts for microwave measurements, the application of microprocessors, optical system design, or special metallurgical knowledge.
At least 10 years of applicable experience in designing and fabricating fixtures, developing 3D models and trouble-shooting electromechanical systems etc.
Demonstrated understanding of electromechanical systems.
Proficiency in fabrication from print.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, particularly with specialists in other fields.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Precision integration of high value components.
Experience in developing systems for UHV, clean, or contamination-sensitive applications, or cryogenic environments.
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 common goals.
Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
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 supports diversity in the workplace. 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.
Final candidates are subject to background checks prior to commencement of employment at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Internal candidates, who are selected for hire, may require degree verification and/or credit checks based on requirements of the new position.
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