Technician B, Electro-Mechanical

Job Number: 18211

Hours: Full Time

Work Shift: M-F 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Date: December 4, 2019

The MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), has an opening for a Technician B Electro-Mechanical, to perform a range of tasks and work closely with scientists, engineers, and/or other technicians. Work may include mechanical assembly and disassembly; operation of vacuum systems and leak checking; and operation of pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, and other mechanical systems.  The position will require working with other technicians at PSFC’s cryogenic lab; maintaining cryogenics equipment; filling helium and nitrogen dewars; and making delivers to MIT customers, which involves pushing heavy storage dewars well away from building loading docks.

MIT PSFC is an internationally recognized facility at the forefront of plasma physics and fusion energy research. It recently announced a new, accelerated pathway to fusion energy that is based on the development and demonstration of the world’s highest performing superconducting fusion magnets and the design of the first net-energy fusion device — the SPARC tokamak. Additional information is available at

REQUIRED:  a minimum of two years' applicable experience; ability to obtain a class B CDL with a hazardous materials endorsement; demonstrated ability to operate, and maintain highly technical and complicated apparatus; comfort working with cryogenic systems, mainly liquid nitrogen and liquid helium; and ability to work unsupervised for periods of time. Should expect to occasionally be assigned duties in higher or lower classification levels to fill in for other technicians or to fill immediate needs. A Class B commercial driver license with a hazardous materials endorsement is desired.  

Overtime availability is desired. A resume detailing professional experience and technical skill sets is required. A cover letter is requested. 

Salary Range (Hourly Rate): $26.88 - $30.55

CVs should be submitted with a cover letter specifically addressing why the applicant feels qualified for this position. Resumes without an acceptable cover letter will not be considered. Please apply for this position on the Careers at MIT website.