Accelerator Technician I

Updated: about 8 hours ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Accelerator Technician I


Texas A&M University


Cyclotron Institute

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

The Texas A&M University Cyclotron Institute, a Department of Energy University Facility, is jointly supported by DOE and the State of Texas and is a major technical and educational resource for the state and the nation. At the Institute, we focus on conducting basic research, educating students in accelerator-based science and technology, and providing technical capabilities for a wide variety of applications in space science, materials science, analytical procedures and nuclear medicine. Approximately 100 Institute members – scientists, engineers, technicians, support staff, graduate students and undergraduate students – are involved in these programs. For more information, please visit our website: .

What we want

The Accelerator Technician I, under general supervision, is responsible for performing basic accelerator operating functions for cyclotrons; operating auxiliary equipment and systems and assisting staff and customers with special projects and basic machine and run information. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If this description appeals to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to use basic hand tools.

  • Basic electrical/mechanical aptitude skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Other Requirements:

  • Able to work in the rotating shift schedule, and fill-in as needed.

Preferred Education:

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of electronic and vacuum systems.

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid driver license or ability to obtain State of Texas class "C" vehicle driver license.

Preferred Other Factors:

  • Training will be provided in this role.


  • Cryogenic System Adjustments: Performs basic Cryogenic system adjustments.

  • Data Log & Ram System: Maintains data log. Monitors RAM Systems.

  • Interlock Checks & Beamlines: Assists with interlock checks. Changes modes and sets up beamlines.

  • Troubleshoot: Troubleshoots basic beam loss.

  • Engineering Staff: Works with engineering staff on facility-related projects.

  • Control System/Vacuum System: Operates control systems and starts/stops vacuum systems.

  • See Line: Performs See line 2-key checks.

  • Tune RF: Tunes RF on accelerators. Makes basic machine adjustments and peaks beam for experiments.

  • Assist Experimenters & Daily Lab: Assists experimenters with technical issues. Performs daily lab tasks. If an occasion arises, picks up supplies on or off campus.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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