Technician B (Elec)

An electronics or electromechanical technician is needed to support maintenance and upgrade of the three LSSC space surveillance radar systems.  The candidate would be trained to participate in all aspects of high voltage (40kV and above) RF transmitter construction, operations and maintenance.  Duties would include electronic component and subsystem level assembly and troubleshooting as well as daily operations, monitoring and maintenance of the transmitter systems.  This job would involve working on a variety of equipment including high voltage power supplies, vacuum tubes, precision RF waveguide components, sensitive high power transmitter tubes, high field magnets and high volume water cooling systems.  Some of this work will be performed at heights.  The ability to obtain and maintain tower climbing, first aid and hoist operator certification is essential. An individual who assists in laboratory or research work and operates experimental and technical equipment under the supervision of scientific personnel or technicians of higher grade. Must be able to work for periods without supervision. Maintenance tasks will often involve after hours, weekend and sometimes holiday work schedules so a flexible high availability candidate is desired.


Graduation from a two-year day technical school or its equivalent in applicable experience is the minimum  experience requirement. Experience in fabricating/repairing electronic equipment and skills in soldering, mechanical fabrication and assembly.  Basic troubleshooting experience using multimeters, oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers is highly desirable.  The ideal candidate would have experience in maintaining high voltage equipment and vacuum tube based equipment such as that found in radar or communication systems.


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Full time