Careers at LLE


BEAMLINES TECHNICIAN (TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE II) (250344)

Ready to jump start a new career?

Do you have a strong technical aptitude?

Do you have experience working with optical systems?

If so, the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) is looking for you! Here at LLE, we take pride in being a national resource for research and education in both science and technology! Our focus is on using lasers to create fusion energy! Pretty cool, right?!

You have the chance to join our team! LLE is looking for its next Beamlines Technician.

A Beamlines Tech is responsible for:

  • Supporting the operation of equipment and instrumentation for laser physics experiments
  • Precision alignment of optical systems
  • Troubleshooting mechanical and electrical issues
  • Performing preventative maintenance
  • Supporting engineers in design and installation of new equipment
  • Shift flexibility is required (Morning and Evening shifts)

What's needed to be successful in this role:

  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • High degree of manual dexterity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team-based environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn additional software

You?re a great candidate for this role if you:

  • Have availability to work second shift
  • Have experience with optical, mechanical, electrical systems
  • Have experience with handling precision optical components
  • Are proficient with reading and interpreting mechanical and electrical schematics
  • Have technical writing experience

How to qualify for this role:

  • Have an Associate Degree in optics or technology/engineering field and 4 years' experience in a technical field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • PAY RANGE: $22.02 to $36.06 Hourly

    The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates are set within the job's compensation range, and determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 250344.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN - CLEANROOM OPERATIONS (249298)

POSITION SUMMARY: Entry level position working in a class 100 cleanroom. Responsible for high precision cleaning of large optics and inspection prior to coating. Participate in development of cleaning methods for glass and hydroscopic optics, sol-gel coatings, and structured thin films. Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Laboratory Technician reports to the Cleanroom Operations Supervisor in the Optical Manufacturing Group and duties include the following:

  • Cleaning and preparation of substrates prior to the deposition or assembly process
  • Inspection and quality assurance of incoming glass substrates and optical coatings
  • Cleaning and handling hydroscopic materials
  • Maintenance of a class 100 cleanroom and equipment for optical cleaning
  • Sol-gel coating of optical substrates by spin-coat and dip methods
  • Chemical stripping of various materials (e.g. photoresist, dielectric films) from large substrates. Work is done in a fume hood
  • Maintain records on the condition of each optic and document all process information
  • Assembly of optical substrates into various holders and mounts
  • Data entry and operating custom software on a windows based computer
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and make simple repairs

REQUIREMENTS: Familiarity with any of the following technical aspects is a plus:

  • Cleanroom gowning protocols and contamination control procedures
  • Surface inspection and characterization techniques. (e.g. scratch/dig, cleanliness)
  • Mechanical assembly processes using hand-held tools

The position will require the ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates. A willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude is essential for carrying out the duties of this job.

PAY RANGE: $15.38 to $24.52 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates are set within the job's compensation range, and determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associates Degree in optics, mechanical technology, or chemistry with one year experience in a fabrication or manufacturing environment or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 249298.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN - EP INSPECTION (234790)

POSITION SUMMARY: Entry level position working in a class 100 cleanroom environment with irregular shift hours. Assist in the maintenance of optics on the OMEGA/EP laser systems to prevent costly damage to system components. Participate in the development of inspection and mounting procedures for large optics. Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Laboratory Technician reports to the OMEGA Operations Supervisor in the Optical Manufacturing Group and duties include the following:

  • Inspection and cleaning of in-situ optics on OMEGA/EP laser systems.
  • Assembly of optical substrates into various holders and mounts.
  • Handle delicate optics and install/ remove components from OMEGA/EP.
  • Maintain records on the condition of each optic and document all process information.
  • Chemical stripping of various materials (e.g. sol-gel, photoresist) from large substrates.
  • Operate equipment to assist with coater panel maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and make simple repairs.
  • Support maintenance of a class 100 cleanroom area.
  • Data entry and operating custom software on a windows based computer.

REQUIREMENTS: The laboratory technician should be familiar with the following technical aspects

  • Cleanroom gowning protocols and contamination control procedures
  • Surface inspection and characterization techniques. (e.g. scratch/dig, cleanliness)
  • Mechanical assembly processes using hand-held tools

The position will require the ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates. The willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude is essential for carrying out the duties of this job.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associates Degree in optics or mechanical technology with one year experience in a fabrication or manufacturing environment or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

SALARY RANGE: $15.38 to $24.52 hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates are set within the job's compensation range, and determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 234790.

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