Operations Accelerator Engineer

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), Michigan State University (MSU), and the State of Michigan. Under construction on campus and to be operated by MSU, FRIB will provide intense beams of rare isotopes (that is, short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth). FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of these rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications for society. 

This position affords an exciting opportunity to become part of the world-class FRIB Project, and to get in on the ground floor of an emerging national user facility that will expand nuclear science into a whole new realm of possibility.

Position Overview

The Operations Accelerator Engineer will assist in the operation and/or maintenance of FRIB particle accelerators and related systems and equipment in support of the Operations Department of NSCL.

Major Position Responsibilities

  • Operates ion sources, beam lines, and accelerators on a rotating shift schedule.
  • Meets (within one year of hire) the standards required to be Operator-In-Charge.
  • Supports maintenance of accelerators, fragment separators, and beam line equipment.
  • Solves problems with accelerators, auxiliary equipment and experimental devices.

Responds appropriately to alarms and to emergency situations.

Qualifications

Required

  • A Bachelor degree in Engineering or Physics or a related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in one or more of the following: operation of research equipment, cryogenic systems, electronics, mechanical design, or computer systems.
  • Experience in the use of scientific software and/or engineering design and analysis systems; experience in the use of exotic materials (including knowledge of their properties), the fabrication and/or assembly and/or operation of sophisticated research equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Requires work on a rotating schedule during periods of accelerator operations.
  • May require valid vehicle operator’s license where needed to perform duties of the position.
  • Other skills and/or physical abilities required to perform

Benefits

MSU employees receive excellent benefits including health/dental plans, a generous retirement plan, and educational assistance.

How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please go www.careers.msu.edu search for posting number 473459 and follow the application process.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and person with disabilities.

About FRIB and MSU, and the East Lansing Community

FRIB is currently under construction and baselined at a total project cost of $730M. Upon start of user operation in 2022, FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications of rare isotopes to benefit society.

MSU is one of the largest university campuses in the U.S. with a beautiful campus of 5,000 tree- filled acres. It has 17 degree-granting colleges and is a center for academic and research activities as well as the arts and athletics.

The campus sits between Lansing (Michigan’s capital city) and East Lansing. The Lansing area has a population of 350,000 and offers lovely suburban areas, loft condos and other urban living opportunities as well as easy-to-get-to rural areas. A symphony orchestra, excellent health care, many community and professional theatres, rivers, lakes, outdoor festivals, close access to large cities and Lake Michigan make for a near perfect living environment.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.