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Part time
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Mechanical Technician Assistant
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University of Virginia | Charlottesville, VA
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Job Description

The University of Virginia, Department of Physics is currently seeking a part-time Mechanical Technician Assistant to work with the experimental High Energy Physics Group here at UVA on the fabrication of the Cosmic Ray Veto.

This is a component of the Mu2e detector, a major international experiment to be mounted at Fermilab, outside of Chicago, Illinois.

Our group is in charge of all aspects of the Cosmic Ray Veto, from design to fabrication and testing.

The primary responsibilities of the Mechanical Technician Assistant are:

(1) Participating in fabrication procedures of the components of the Cosmic Ray Veto.

(2) Testing of the assembled components.

(3) Performing repairs and minor modifications to the assembly equipment, using hand and power tools if needed.

(4) Keeping accurate records of supplies, shipments, expenditures, hours worked, test results, and any other items requested by the project management.

(5) Perform other daily duties as needed, but not limited to, moving equipment and running errands to purchase supplies.

(6) Promoting and ensuring a safe working environment.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. At least two years of mechanical design or fabrication experience is preferred. The ability to work independently and with others is required as well as good written and verbal communication skills. Working skills in the use of electric hand and shop tools is required. A valid driver's license and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required. At least two years of experience in a workshop or laboratory setting is preferred.

The work will be carried out at the High Energy Physics Laboratory at the University of Virginia. Position will remain open until filled. Hours are flexible and may vary per week. It is expected that the position will last for two years.

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.