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Engineering Physicist II

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Batavia, IL 60510
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Job Description

Open date: May 8, 2020

Close date: May 22, 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 South Dakota and at locations around the world, including Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

Fermilab's Accelerator Division is seeking a highly motivated Engineering Physicist II to support the Main Injector Department.

You Will
  • Assist in accelerator studies to establish accelerator operating parameters.
  • Perform localized radiation surveys to understand beam loss patterns.
  • Document beam loss patterns and investigate solutions to reduce residual activation.
  • Serve as Machine Coordinator for the Main Injector / Recycler accelerators as needed. Working On Call is required.
  • Participate in accelerator shutdown planning and execution.
  • Assist with safety documents, procedures, and requirements relating to operational and shutdown activities.
  • Specify requirements of systems and verify performance requirements.
  • Operate facilities or complex equipment to perform data collection and tests.
  • Monitor tests and examine operations of facilities to isolate and define problems with proper functioning of equipment and to insure efficient functioning and conformance with safety specifications and regulations.
  • Evaluate findings and develop plans and improvements to meet project or operation goals that bring a project to operating status.
  • Detect irregularities of a system through a complete understanding of a system and its subsystems.
  • Interact with other specialists to coordinate the modification and repair of the system and to propose new, improved or upgraded systems.
  • Determine measurement/tests needed to evaluate system performance.
  • Implement modest changes in scope as required according to predefined change control procedures based on analytical results.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Respect, understand, and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.
  • Abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.

We Are Looking For
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Engineering or related technical field (MS or PhD desirable)
  • Minimum 3 years' relevant work experience
  • Experience with Accelerator Operations and residual radiation
  • Experience with data collection and analysis
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with creating and delivering presentations
  • Ability to coordinate activities between departments
  • Ability to work in a radiation environment
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. and occasionally perform light physical work
  • Knowledge of ES&H policies and procedures
  • Experience with Accelerator loss monitoring preferred
  • Basic knowledge computer programming to support accelerator operations preferred
  • Basic knowledge of electrical circuitry preferred

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: 2020-05-09 Expires: 2020-06-09

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