Chief Technician III (Electrical)

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7127621 (Ref:415221)

Posted: March 8, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Provide mechanical and electrical support to the installation and upgrade of laboratory equipment. Conduct electrical equipment inspections and serve as an electrical SME as required. Actively participate on ANL electrical safety committee. Responsibilities include assisting technical staff in designing and installing laboratory equipment and infrastructure. Independently manage workload across multiple projects and stakeholders.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • Technical institute or AA degree & 7+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent

  • Knowledge of electronic and electrical equipment and testing tools

  • Knowledge of laboratory mechanical and electrical systems

  • Experienced in working independently and with excellent time management

  • Strong communication (written & oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of National Electrical Codes (NEC)

  • This position will require an on-site presence at the Argonne campus in Lemont, Illinois five days per week

  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork

  • To perform the essential functions of this position successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contract

Preferred Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of Argonne's or other National Laboratory's ESH policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of State and Federal regulations, ESH policies/procedures, Argonne, and DOE requirements

  • Completion of Argonne National Laboratory's Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) 2 qualification or ability to obtain

Job Family

Support Technical (ST)

Job Profile

Experimental Technical Support 3

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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