Sr Mechanical Technician

Rochester, NY


Sr. Technical Associate

Ready for a Challenge? Come Ignite Your Career with Us!!

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics.

Our team is growing , and we are seeking an experienced Sr. Technical Associat e to join our Mechanical Engineering Assembly group! We are a team who loves a challenge ! The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of cutting-edge technologies utilized in the OMEGA and OMEGA EP fusion-class laser systems. This entails working with high-precision components, assemblies, and diagnostics in a class 1000 cleanroom or vacuum environment, providing a dynamic and challenging work environment.

Who we are looking for:

An individual who loves tackling difficult tasks and possesses a strong ability to:

  • Build, test and troubleshoot sub-assemblies and top-level integration for state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Ensure all mechanical assemblies are built and tested according to the documented procedures

  • Care and maintain cleanroom associated components

  • Fabricate including setup and operation of manual vertical mills and lathes

  • Design, fabricate, and build jigs, test fixtures, and parts

  • Place component orders from a bill of materials

  • Read blueprints with GD&Tfamiliarity

  • Use common mechanical measuring equipment

You’re a great candidate for this role if you have:

  • Familiarity with welding techniques including TIG, MIG, and orbital

  • Completion of a NY state approved apprentice program in tool, mold, or instrument model making

  • Experience in the operation of CNC equipment

  • Machine building experience

  • The ability to function effectively independently and in a team environment

  • Successfully managed multiple projects of varying complexity

  • Basic computer skills and experience with programs such as MS Word and Excel


  • A minimum of 5 years of applicable experience

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Location: Laser Lab & COI
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 054 LLE-Laboratory for Laser Energ
Schedule: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM