1+ months

Operator I

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Batavia, IL 60510
  • Job Code
    118886385


Job Description

Open: March 9, 2020

Close: April 2, 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 at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

We are strategic risk-takers, innovators and collaborators. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

Be part of the many disciplines of physics needed for the new frontier in high-intensity particle accelerator operation here at Fermilab. As an OPI experience practical application of electricity, magnetism, cryogenics and more via computer control of the multitude of system parameters. Join the team that will challenge your adaptive creativity to learn the skills of operating Fermilab's unique accelerator complex. Enter operations as an OPI and see theory put to practice while expanding your fundamental understanding of High Energy Physics.

Fermilab's Accelerator Division seeks an Operator I. Working in the Fermilab Main Control Room, an Operator I provides support for the Laboratory's accelerator, accelerator transports systems and subsystems. As an Operator, you acquire basic knowledge of equipment, systems and operational methods to assist in the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the Accelerator complex. Works rotating shifts and required overtime in support of 24/7 coverage of accelerators. Looking for a 3+ year commitment.

You Will
  • Learn accelerator operations through On-The-Job training (OJT) while working in the Main Control Room with more experienced Operators.
  • Use physics concepts to understand basic beam theory necessary for tuning beam throughout the accelerator complex.
  • Work with machine experts while learning, tuning and troubleshooting various aspects of the accelerators.
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining equipment including electronics and control systems.
  • Search and secure the tunnel enclosures and activate safety interlock systems.
  • Acknowledge and respond to accelerator alarms.
  • Respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.
  • Abide by all environment, safety and health regulations.
  • Maintain all essential training for the safe operation of the accelerators.

We Are Looking For
  • Bachelor's Degree in physics, and 0-2 + years' experience.
  • Electronics and/or technical work experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of other staff members who build and maintain the accelerator systems.
  • Ability to analyze problems skillfully and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to plan work, proceed with a task and make constructive suggestions.
  • Ability to look at the overall picture while paying attention to important details.
  • Learning new software to operate accelerator equipment.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances in the Main Control Room.
  • Ability and willingness to work harmoniously with others in a fast-paced environment.
  • Respond positively to instructions, procedures, and coaching feedback.
  • Commitment to a respectful and inclusive work environment.


Physical Activity and Work Conditions

HUMAN FACTORS: Heights, Mental Concentration, Sitting, Visually Demanding, Tight Work Schedule
  • Ability to legally be able to operate cars and light trucks.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs of up to fifteen (15) flights.
  • Ability to safely climb ladders and maneuver around controls racks.
  • Ability to work overtime and rotating shifts, including weekends.
  • Ability to work in underground enclosures.
  • Ability to traverse uneven, slippery surfaces.
  • Ability to maneuver around equipment, magnets, and beampipes in enclosures.

PHYSICAL FACTORS: Confined Space, Cryogens, High Voltage, Ionizing Radiation, Oxygen Deficiency Hazard Areas.
  • Ability to visit remote locations on site.
  • Ability to occasionally work outside in the heat and cold.
  • Ability to qualify for work in Oxygen Deficiency Hazard (ODH) areas
  • Ability to work in radiological and cryogenic areas, such as accelerator enclosures.
  • Ability to work in magnetic fields and near high voltage
  • Ability to ride elevators to underground tunnel enclosures.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Eye/Face Protection, Foot Protection, Hand Protection, Ear Protection, Head Protection, Tyvek clothing, and flame-resistant clothing

Relocation is available for this position.

To be considered for this position you must include :
  • a cover letter, a resume, and must provide references when requested

Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.
Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory.
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PI118886385

<br/><br/><b>Job Description</b> <br><br><strong>Open: March 9, 2020</strong><br><br><strong>Close: April 2, 2020</strong><br><br><strong>We Are: </strong><br><br>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 at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.<br><br>We are strategic risk-takers, innovators and collaborators. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.<br><br>Be part of the many disciplines of physics needed for the new frontier in high-intensity particle accelerator operation here at Fermilab. As an OPI experience practical application of electricity, magnetism, cryogenics and more via computer control of the multitude of system parameters. Join the team that will challenge your adaptive creativity to learn the skills of operating Fermilab's unique accelerator complex. Enter operations as an OPI and see theory put to practice while expanding your fundamental understanding of High Energy Physics.<br><br>Fermilab's Accelerator Division seeks an <strong>Operator I.</strong> Working in the Fermilab Main Control Room, an Operator I provides support for the Laboratory's accelerator, accelerator transports systems and subsystems. As an Operator, you acquire basic knowledge of equipment, systems and operational methods to assist in the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the Accelerator complex. Works rotating shifts and required overtime in support of 24/7 coverage of accelerators. Looking for a 3+ year commitment.<br><br><strong>You Will </strong><br> <ul> <li>Learn accelerator operations through On-The-Job training (OJT) while working in the Main Control Room with more experienced Operators.</li> <li>Use physics concepts to understand basic beam theory necessary for tuning beam throughout the accelerator complex.</li> <li>Work with machine experts while learning, tuning and troubleshooting various aspects of the accelerators. </li> <li>Troubleshooting and maintaining equipment including electronics and control systems.</li> <li>Search and secure the tunnel enclosures and activate safety interlock systems.</li> <li>Acknowledge and respond to accelerator alarms.</li> <li>Respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity. </li> <li>Abide by all environment, safety and health regulations. </li> <li>Maintain all essential training for the safe operation of the accelerators.</li> </ul> <br><strong>We Are Looking For</strong><br> <ul> <li>Bachelor's Degree in physics, <strong> and </strong> 0-2 + years' experience.</li> <li>Electronics and/or technical work experience.</li> <li>Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of other staff members who build and maintain the accelerator systems.</li> <li>Ability to analyze problems skillfully and make sound decisions.</li> <li>Ability to plan work, proceed with a task and make constructive suggestions. </li> <li>Ability to look at the overall picture while paying attention to important details.</li> <li>Learning new software to operate accelerator equipment.</li> <li>Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances in the Main Control Room.</li> <li>Ability and willingness to work harmoniously with others in a fast-paced environment.</li> <li>Respond positively to instructions, procedures, and coaching feedback.</li> <li>Commitment to a respectful and inclusive work environment.</li> </ul> <br><br><strong>Physical Activity and Work Conditions</strong><br><br>HUMAN FACTORS: Heights, Mental Concentration, Sitting, Visually Demanding, Tight Work Schedule<br> <ul> <li>Ability to legally be able to operate cars and light trucks.</li> <li>Ability to lift 50 pounds.</li> <li>Ability to ascend and descend stairs of up to fifteen (15) flights.</li> <li>Ability to safely climb ladders and maneuver around controls racks.</li> <li>Ability to work overtime and rotating shifts, including weekends.</li> <li>Ability to work in underground enclosures.</li> <li>Ability to traverse uneven, slippery surfaces.</li> <li>Ability to maneuver around equipment, magnets, and beampipes in enclosures.</li> </ul> <br>PHYSICAL FACTORS: Confined Space, Cryogens, High Voltage, Ionizing Radiation, Oxygen Deficiency Hazard Areas.<br> <ul> <li>Ability to visit remote locations on site.</li> <li>Ability to occasionally work outside in the heat and cold.</li> <li>Ability to qualify for work in Oxygen Deficiency Hazard (ODH) areas</li> <li>Ability to work in radiological and cryogenic areas, such as accelerator enclosures.</li> <li>Ability to work in magnetic fields and near high voltage</li> <li>Ability to ride elevators to underground tunnel enclosures.</li> </ul> <br>PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Eye/Face Protection, Foot Protection, Hand Protection, Ear Protection, Head Protection, Tyvek clothing, and flame-resistant clothing<br><br><strong>Relocation is available for this position</strong>.<br><br><strong>To be considered for this position you must include : </strong><br> <ul> <li> a cover letter, a resume, and must provide references when requested</li> </ul> <br><strong>Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.</strong><br> Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory.<br> Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. <br><br> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/Y7AJk5sll4p5spLqi8bgN"> <p>PI118886385</p>
Posted: 2020-03-10 Expires: 2020-04-10

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