Mechanical Research Assistant

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Assist with the maintenance and repair of sophisticated mechanical equipment and remodeling of laboratory and office space in accordance to OSHA standards. Inspect and track equipment condition and performance while working in a tightly controlled safety environment. Assist with building to specification unique platforms for magnet systems using a variety of construction materials and methods. Install, modify, and repair piping systems including PVC, copper, threaded steel, Teflon fuse, vacuum jacketed, and acid DWV. Also install and repair foam rubber and fiberglass insulation. Assists in the relocation of delicate scientific equipment including x-rays, superconducting magnets, electron microscopes, and furnaces. Perform general maintenance and cleaning of lab, equipment, plant, and grounds. Tasks are completed with an understanding of complex process systems including magnet cooling and liquid helium production for safe isolation and deenergization.

High school diploma/equivalency and two years experience; or a combination of post-high school education and experience equal to two years. (Technical or vocational degree in plumbing, electrical work, HVAC or other trade, may substitute for experience.)

Experience working with and repairing mechanical equipment and piping systems. Ability to use power and hand tools, operate chain falls, forklifts, cranes, etc. Florida or Georgia Driver's License or the ability to obtain.

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu, Job ID# 46625. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Bettina Roberson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310-2740.

The National MagLab is operated for the National Science Foundation by a collaboration of institutions comprising Florida State University, the University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, committed to diversity in hiring, and a Public Records Agency. See FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement.