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Research Equipment Technician

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Facilities Management

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Research Equipment Technician
Equipment Tech III - Band C
Cornell NanoScale Facility

The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility mission is to enable rapid advancements in science, engineering and technology at the nanoscale by providing efficient access to nanotechnology infrastructure and expertise. CNF operates as a flexible open user facility and is proud to be a member of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).

The Cornell NanoScale Facility is seeking an Equipment Technician. The primary function of this position is to assume responsibility for maintaining assigned CNF mechanical facilities, process gas supplies, and research equipment critical to the operation of the laboratory. Fulfilling these duties requires regular interaction with the technical staff of CNF. The position also has significant contact with suppliers and maintenance contractors. Ability to negotiate timely delivery and services is crucial.


Formal training beyond a HS Diploma of 1 to 2 years, 2 years college coursework or associate's degree, preferably in engineering technology or related field or equivalent.

Electronic and mechanical system troubleshooting, design or repair experience desirable. Ability to work with hazardous chemicals. High degree of mechanical and organizational skills. Ability to lift >50 pounds and move heavy equipment with assistance.

Must be adaptable to changing priorities, situations and demands. Ability to work in cleanroom environment. Ability to work independently and cooperatively without direct supervision. Collaborative approach to problem solving when required.

Basic computer skills required (email, spreadsheets, etc.).

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

University Job Title:

Equipment Tech III

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Contact Name:

Ron Olson

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