Mechanical Scientific & Research Technician

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) seeking a qualified Mechanical Scientific & Research Technician. This position will serve as crew leader to maintain, diagnose and repair sophisticated mechanical equipment. This includes working with plumbing systems, running copper and working with PVC and Iron pipes. In addition, works with pumps up to 900 HP, compressors, automated valves, cooling towers, heat exchangers, and filtration systems in accordance to OSHA standards. Inspects and tracks equipment condition and performance while working in a tightly controlled safety environment. Maintains required logs and records and tracks material usage. Builds to specification unique platforms for magnet systems using a variety of construction materials and methods. Tasks are completed with an understanding of complex process systems including magnet cooling and liquid helium production for safe isolation and deenergization. Relocates and sets up delicate scientific equipment including x-rays, superconducting magnets, electron microscopes, furnaces, etc. Remodels laboratory and office spaces. Responsibilities include final layout, installation and finishing to a high standard of quality.

Requirements includes a Bachelor's degree; or high school diploma/equivalent and experience equal to four years. (Post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.) Experience maintaining and repairing sophisticated mechanical equipment. Experience with and ability to safely operate machinery, power and hand tools, equipment and materials used in area of work. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and establish effective working relationships. Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments. Ability to monitor the work safety of others. Preferred familiarity with construction building codes particularly related to plumbing systems.

Interested candidates should apply to Florida State University (FSU) at and reference Job ID #45511. 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.

Last modified on 11 June 2019