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Electronics Technician (Research Support Technician or Sr.)

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Research: Energy, Environment, and Smart Systems, Staff, Trades, Service, and Maintenance

Who we are:

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary

The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks applicants to fill its opening for Research Support Technician or Research Support Technician Sr. The Research Support Technicians are members of a highly specialized team of engineers and technicians that assists with the construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of the Rensselaer Linear Accelerator, experimental setups, and laboratory infrastructure at the Gaerttner LINAC Center.

The team includes Sr. Technicians that also provide technical support for faculty, students, and outside researches in support of the overall research infrastructure throughout the Gaerttner LINAC Center.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates will have, at least an Associate's Degree in Electrical, electronics, or mechanical technology or related field.

Candidates are expected to have 1 or more years of applied work experience that includes:

  • Experience with electrical/electronic measurements using common meters and
  • Experience using common hand & power tools for construction and plumbing

The Research Support Technician Sr. requires three years of applied work experience to include the above requirements.

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Though not required, candidates with the following are especially desired.
  • Operation of general machine shop tools including, drill press, milling machines, band saw,
    and metal lathe
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) & Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • Computer Programming; LabVIEW, C++, Python, Java, and Arduino for Control Systems
  • PC troubleshooting and Windows/Linux setup and deployment
  • Performing vacuum system maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair
    are especially desired.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of electricity; AC & DC voltage, current, power, and impedance
  • Understanding of computer Systems and software; PC’s with Microsoft Windows 10, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint.
  • Ability to assemble, test, and repair basic electronic circuits employing prototype boards and printed circuit boards.
  • Ability to assemble pre-engineered basic mechanical assemblies.
  • Ability to perform basic vacuum system maintenance such as leak testing, identification, and repair.
  • Working knowledge of general safety including radiation safety.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Planning, organizing and effective time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives.


Business Hours: Monday - Friday


No travel


No Driving

For more details, and to apply


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We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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