Offers “General Electric”

Expires soon General Electric

Accelerator Technician

  • Internship
  • Arlington Heights (Cook)
  • Teaching

Job description

Additional Cities

Arlington Heights
Career Level

Relocation Assistance


GE Healthcare
Business Segment

Healthcare Pharmaceutical Diagnostics


United States
Additional States/Provinces

Postal Code

Role Summary/Purpose

The Accelerator Technician operates and monitors multiple nuclear particle accelerators and conducts routine maintenance and safety procedures. The role involves close interaction with Engineering, Health Physics and Manufacturing. Inter-departmental communication, teamwork and strict compliance to all state/federal/local procedures and regulations are critical due to the time-sensitive nature of radioactive products.
Essential Responsibilities

1. Startup and shutdown operations on nuclear particle accelerators on site. This requires intimate knowledge of the current operating parameters, manufacturing requirements, safety regulations and equipment setup. 
2. Monitor routine accelerator parameters requiring constant monitoring of the performance of the accelerator throughout each production run. 
3. Respond to out-of-tolerance situations. 
4. Prepare, setup and safely deliver radioisotope targets to the production hot cell. 
5. Handle various chemicals for the preparation of targets. 
6. Perform mechanical setup of the targets prior to bombardment. 
7. Must stay current on training in Contamination control, chemical safety and radiation exposure awareness. 
8. Perform routine scheduled maintenance while maintaining acceptable dose levels. 
9. Ensure compliance with all radiation safety procedures related to cyclotron operations, including but no limited to, monitoring, dosimetry, radiation area access control and decontamination procedures. 
10. May perform diagnosis and/or repair of the following: Electronic equipment, electro-pneumatic systems, high vacuum systems, deionized chilled water systems, high voltage and high power RF systems. 
11. Must become a Licensed User of Radioactive Material where required by law. 
 Quality Specific Goals:  
1. Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position 
2. Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines 
3. Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required

1. Specialized training in an electronics-related field plus a minimum of 6 months of experience working in a healthcare or related manufacturing environment; or High School diploma/or local equivalent plus a minimum of 1 year working in a healthcare or related manufacturing environment. 
2. Basic knowledge of mechanical functions, soldering, assembly and troubleshooting. 
3. Ability to read simple electrical schematic drawings. 
4. Must be willing to perform shift/weekend work 
5. Must be able to lift 35 lbs or more. 
Desired Characteristics

1. Military Service School, Technical School, Associate's degree or specialized training plus 2
years of experience working in a manufacturing environment.
2. Experience with particle accelerators or Nuclear Reactors.
3. Experience working with radioactive materials.
4. Experience with assembly/CAD drawings.
5. Working knowledge of PLCs and programming.
About Us

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is anEqual Opportunity Employer . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).
Primary Country

United States
Primary State/Province

Primary City

Arlington Heights

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