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Join a fast-growing, high-tech research and manufacturing company located next to beautiful Old Town Lansing. Niowave is a leader in the development of superconducting particle accelerators for the production of medical and industrial radioisotopes. Named the Department of Energy Small Business of the Year in 2010 and winner of the Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award in 2016, Niowave is now scaling up to meet a worldwide demand for critical radioisotopes. These include the most-commonly used nuclear medicine tracer, molybdenum-99, and the revolutionary cancer-killing actinium-225.

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Accelerator Engineer

Primary Focus: Accelerator Development for Isotope Production

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Join a fast-growing, high-tech research and manufacturing company located next to beautiful Old Town Lansing. Niowave is a leader in the development of superconducting particle accelerators for the production of medical and industrial radioisotopes. Named the Department of Energy Small Business of the Year in 2010 and winner of the Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award in 2016, Niowave is now scaling up to meet a worldwide demand for critical radioisotopes. These include the most-commonly used nuclear medicine tracer, molybdenum-99, and the revolutionary cancer-killing actinium-225.

Full-time position for research and development engineer to work on increasing functionality and reliability of hardware systems for superconducting particle accelerators. These include high voltage, cryogenic, vacuum, and high-power radiofrequency systems that support high-power electron beams for isotope production.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

-Commission and operate particle accelerators for R&D and production

-Document commissioning results and operation work

-Work with accelerator physicists in understanding and improving performance

-Assist, physicists, engineers, manufacturing and assembly groups in the construction of new accelerator installations

-Occasional shift work

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

-Ability to analyze measurement data and present conclusions

-Problem-solving skills in operating hardware

-Participate in a team to produce working hardware from an idea

-Ability to develop capabilities in a broad spectrum of technical areas

-Experience in operating accelerator hardware

-Experience in working in a multi-functional team

-Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree in the fields of science or technology

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Accelerator Physicist

Primary Focus: Research and Development of High-Power Superconducting Accelerators

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Join a fast-growing, high-tech research and manufacturing company located next to beautiful Old Town Lansing. Niowave is a leader in the development of superconducting particle accelerators for the production of medical and industrial radioisotopes. Named the Department of Energy Small Business of the Year in 2010 and winner of the Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award in 2016, Niowave is now scaling up to meet a worldwide demand for critical radioisotopes. These include the most-commonly used nuclear medicine tracer, molybdenum-99, and the revolutionary cancer-killing actinium-225.

Full-time position for accelerator physicist to develop superconducting particle accelerators. Accelerator physicists also collaborate with engineers to develop and test new hardware systems.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

-Guide accelerator operators and engineers in commissioning and operation of superconducting particle accelerators

-Assess performance of accelerator systems compared with design specifications and production requirements

-Perform calculations of expected electron beam parameters and compare to measurements

-Assist physicists, engineers, manufacturing, and assembly groups in the design of new accelerator hardware

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

-Ability to develop theoretical models, analyze measurement data and present conclusions

-Participate in a team to produce working hardware from an idea

-Experience with calculational tools and test equipment

-Experience in working in a multi-functional team

-Master’s or Doctoral degree in Accelerator Physics or similar, or, especially, equivalent technical experience

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CAD Designer

Primary Focus: Design using SolidWorks

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Description:

Job Responsibilities:

-Use computer assisted design/drafting (SolidWorks CAD) equipment and software to develop 2D and 3D designs.

-Work in a self-directed manor as a member of a product development team.

-Prepare and support preliminary and interim technical design reviews.

-Make final sketch of proposed drawing, checking dimension of parts, materials to be used, relation of one part to another, and relation of various parts to whole structure or project including computation of angles, weights, surface areas, dimensions, radii, clearances, tolerances, leverages and locations.

-Utilize knowledge of various metals, engineering practices, mathematics and other physical sciences to complete drawings.

-Draft detailed multi-view drawings of components.

-Update Drafting and Engineering Standards.

-Set up and maintain an organized file system for drawings.

-Work directly with engineers and physicists on project design – providing guidance and support as to overall design.

-Work directly with manufacturing to optimize manufacturability of design.

 

Knowledge and skill requirements:

-Associate’s degree or equivalent from technical school

-3+ years CAD experience

-Familiar with the application of best practices of mechanical engineering.

-Must have ability to work directly with mechanical, electrical and nuclear engineers on projects and provide value-added support to project design.

-Must have strong communication skills and be able to work in team environment.

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Chemist/Radiochemist

Primary Focus: Playing a key role in various projects including developing extraction methods for medical and industrial radioisotopes from uranium and radium.

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Join a fast-growing, high-tech research and manufacturing company located next to beautiful Old Town Lansing. Niowave is a leader in the development of superconducting particle accelerators for the production of medical and industrial radioisotopes. Named the Department of Energy Small Business of the Year in 2010 and winner of the Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award in 2016, Niowave is now scaling up to meet a worldwide demand for critical radioisotopes. These include the most-commonly used nuclear medicine tracer, molybdenum-99, and the revolutionary cancer-killing actinium-225.

Job Duties:

-Uranium dissolution and processing to extract fission products (volatiles, lanthanides).

-Radium dissolution and processing to produce alpha-emitters.

-Utilize uranium extraction processes to recycle irradiated uranium.

-Develop remote handling systems for radioactive material.

-Cold chemistry preparation including making solutions, columns, compounds, etc.

-Chemical etching of niobium and other metal parts using buffered chemical polish.

-Commission new equipment with radioactive and non-radioactive chemistry.

-Develop generators to “milk” radioactive isotopes.

Required skills:

-Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

-Experience in a chemical laboratory or related field and experience.

-Analytical and problem solving skills.

-Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

-Excellent communication and reporting and skills.

-Ability to multi-task and adapt in a fast paced environment.

Desired skills:

-Experience working with radioactive material.

-Knowledgeable in cGMP regulations.

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Electrical Engineer

Primary Focus: Accelerator Development for Isotope Production

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Join a fast-growing, high-tech research and manufacturing company located next to beautiful Old Town Lansing. Niowave is a leader in the development of superconducting particle accelerators for the production of medical and industrial radioisotopes. Named the Department of Energy Small Business of the Year in 2010 and winner of the Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award in 2016, Niowave is now scaling up to meet a worldwide demand for critical radioisotopes. These include the most-commonly used nuclear medicine tracer, molybdenum-99, and the revolutionary cancer-killing actinium-225.

Full-time position for an electrical engineer to design, build, test, and manage support and diagnostics systems for superconducting particle accelerators. High-power superconducting particle accelerators involve slow and fast controls, beam diagnostics, and high-power microwave engineering with an emphasis on robust designs that can operate long-term in a challenging production environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

-Design, develop, test, and upgrade systems for present and future accelerators

-Coordinate work with controls engineers

-Contribute to the operation of particle accelerators and peripheral equipment/technology

-Conduct optimization work on existing systems, perform measurements and validation tests

-Confirm system capabilities by designing testing methods

-Establish operational procedures and safety documentation

-Carry out analog circuit simulations as well as numerical field calculations to produce engineering specifications for system upgrades and future systems

-Interface electronics with system controls

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree (or equivalent relevant experience) in the fields of electrical engineering, power electronics, etc.

-Experience designing, building and testing hardware

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Facilities/ Maintenance tech

Primary Focus: Facilities/ Maintenance tech

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Join a fast-growing, high-tech research and manufacturing company located next to beautiful Old Town Lansing. Niowave is a leader in the development of superconducting particle accelerators for the production of medical and industrial radioisotopes. Named the Department of Energy Small Business of the Year in 2010 and winner of the Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award in 2016, Niowave is now scaling up to meet a worldwide demand for critical radioisotopes. These include the most-commonly used nuclear medicine tracer, molybdenum-99, and the revolutionary cancer-killing actinium-225.

Summary/objective

Under direct supervision, performs general maintenance and repairs for assigned building and facilities including painting, cleaning, and landscape projects.

Essential functions

· Performs general repairs that do not require a specialized technician. Examples may include repairing drywall, painting, and repairing doors and other building fixtures.

· Performs routine maintenance on building systems.

· Cleans and assists with upkeep of the facilities.

· Performs other related duties as assigned

Competencies

· Ability to follow instructions from supervisors or senior maintenance workers.

· Ability to use hand tools and power tools.

· Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Education and experience

· High school diploma or equivalent, preferred

· Related experience preferred.

· On-the-job training offered.

• Able to lift 75lbs.

• Able to work at varying heights and in tight spaces if needed.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Electronics Technician

Primary Focus: Support of Accelerator Installations for Isotope Production

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Job Duties:

-Provide on-site technical support for high-power radio frequency supplies, transmission lines, and accessories

-Aid in the build and support of accelerators by routing control cables and testing of system components

-Commission, install, and document the performance of high-power solid state and vacuum -tube amplifiers

-Diagnose failures and assist in repair, replacement, and improvements

-Assemble, test, and document the performance of RF transmission, measurement, and tuning structures (waveguides, bidirectional couplers, coaxial cables)

-Work with vendors of electrical equipment during troubleshooting

-Work with technicians, accelerator operators, engineers, and physicists to build, test, and deploy system components

-Routing and terminating electrical controls wiring

Required skills:

-Electrical circuit debugging

-Soldering

-Familiarity with use of common electrical tools (multimeters, oscilloscopes)

-Familiarity with common mechanical hardware and hand tools

-Ability to read electrical schematics and wiring diagrams

-Organizational skills

-Familiarity with Microsoft Office application suite

-Familiarity with PLCs and RF and microwave electronics desired

-Associate’s Degree in Electronics or relation field

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Sr. Electrical Engineer

Primary Focus: Accelerator Development for Isotope Production

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Full-time position for an senior level electrical engineer to design, build, test, and manage support and diagnostics systems for superconducting particle accelerators. High-power radio frequency systems for superconducting particle accelerators involve slow and fast controls, beam diagnostics, and high-power microwave engineering with an emphasis on robust designs that can operate long-term in a challenging production environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

-Take responsibility for study, design, development, testing, commissioning, and upgrading of systems for present and future accelerators

-Collaborate with isotope scientists to meet needs for automated systems

-Manage staff performing electrical work throughout the company

-Coordinate work with controls engineers

-Contribute to the operation of particle accelerators and peripheral equipment/technology

-Conduct optimization work on existing systems, perform measurements and validation tests

-Confirm system capabilities by designing testing methods

-Establish operational procedures and safety documentation

-Perform analog circuit simulations as well as numerical field calculations to produce engineering specifications for system upgrades and future systems

-Interface electronics with system controls

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree or equivalent relevant experience in the fields of electrical engineering, power electronics, or similar (senior-level technical experience and advanced degree holders highly sought)

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Machinist

Primary Focus: R & D Manufacturing to Support Isotope Production

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Job Duties and Responsibilities:

– Responsible for setting up and operating machine tools to produce precision metal and plastic parts.

-Produce small batches or large quantities of metal and plastic parts.

-Ensure products meet precise specifications.

-Operate machine tools such as; lathes, milling machines, and grinders.

-Review electronic or written blueprints and specifications before and after fabrication.

-Select tools and materials to complete job.

-Determine methods and sequences of operations to fabricate products.

-Monitor and control feed rate and speed.

-Ensure workpiece is properly lubricated and/or cooled.

-Observe and listen to machines to detect problems and determine adjustments or repairs needed.

-Discuss with supervisors or engineering to exchange technical information.

-Dismantle machines to examine parts for defects and replace defected parts when needed.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

-Computer literate

-Ability to read, understand, and follow standard operation procedures (SOP) and work instructions

-Demonstrated ability to utilize standard tools of the trade

-Ability to work extended hours, including weekends

-Capable of lifting up to 75lbs.

– Minimum 3+ months experience (on the job or schooling)

-Experience with Haas machines a plus

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Mechanical Engineer

Primary Focus: R & D Manufacturing to Support Isotope Production

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Summary/objective

R & D manufacturing to support isotope production.

 

Essential functions

· Design, evaluate, and execute tests of mechanical, thermodynamic, fluid, and heat transfer systems.

· Manage projects.

· Oversee inventory.

· Perform test procedures to validate product quality and/or efficiency.

· Write technical reports, papers, articles, and presentations.

· Operate mechanical systems.

· Lead and assist with maintenance.

Competencies

· Creativity and analytical skills.

· Effective oral and written technical communication.

· Problem solving skills.

Required education and experience

· BS Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.

· Basic understanding of core mechanical engineering topics including but not limited to: Statics, Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Engineering Controls, Mechanical Behavior of Materials

· Proficient in MS Office.

Preferred education and experience

· Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or other technical field highly preferred

· 2 – 5 years of hands-on engineering experience, preferably in an R&D environment.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Nuclear Engineer

Primary Focus: Experimental Isotope Production

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Description: This position will work on aspects of designing, implementing, and operating irradiation systems in Niowave’s isotope production program including nuclear reactor design, simulations, and experimentation.

Job Duties Include:

· Participate in irradiation experiments and post-irradiation examination of uranium or radium targets.

· Data analysis and documentation of irradiation experiments.

· Neutronics and/or mechanical design of uranium target assembly and relevant monitoring and operational sub-systems.

· Water and liquid metal thermal-hydraulics.

Desired Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in Nuclear Engineering or related fields.

· Hands on experience performing laboratory research and physical experimentation.

· Knowledge of fundamental concepts in nuclear engineering including: neutronics, radiation detection methods, radiation interactions with matter, and thermal-hydraulics.

· Familiarity with research reactor neutronics, thermal-hydraulics, monitoring and controls, or auxiliary systems.

· Experience with reactor benchmarking or measurement experiments.

· Experience with common spectroscopy setups (alpha, beta, gamma, neutron) and ability to detect, identify, and quantify radioactive materials.

· Experience handling open and sealed radioactive sources.

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Nuclear Physicist

Primary Focus: Experimental Isotope Production

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Description: This position will work on aspects of designing, implementing, operating, and evaluating irradiation systems in Niowave’s isotope production program including generating isotope inventories, formulating irradiation test plans, simulations, and experimentation.

Job Duties Include:

· Participate in irradiation experiments and post-irradiation examination of uranium or radium targets.

· Data analysis and documentation of irradiation experiments.

· Monte Carlo, GEANT, and ORIGEN simulations of activation or fission based experiments.

Desired Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in Nuclear Physics or related fields.

· Hands on experience performing laboratory research and physical experimentation.

· Knowledge of nuclear physics theory including energy levels, fission, spin/parity, isomers, magic numbers, etc.

· Ability to calculate growth and decay of radioactive nuclei and their progeny.

· Knowledge and experience with MCNP, GEANT, and ORIGIN

· Experience performing accelerator based activation experiments.

· Experience with common detection systems (alpha, beta, gamma, neutron).

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Radiation Safety Technician

Primary Focus: Experimental Isotope Production

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Summary

The ideal candidate will maintain the radiological laboratories for radiation safety and license compliance while supporting hands on radiochemical experiments.  You will be working side by side with a team of radiochemists, physicists, and engineers that produce, extract, and characterize radioisotopes.  The candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills as well as the knowledge and ability to clearly communicate risk and regulatory compliance to a diverse group of employees.    

 

Essential functions

•         Handling of sealed and unsealed radioactive sources

•         Handling contaminated equipment in a glovebox and fume hood

•         Taking and measuring radiological samples of surfaces, gases, and liquids

•         Radiological contamination surveys

•         Periodic checks of safety equipment

•         Spectroscopy of α- and β/γ-emitting samples

•         Record keeping for license compliance 

 

Competencies

·         Ability to reliably perform technical repetitive tasks

·         Work and communicate as part of team whose members have a wide range of technical experience and education

·         Basic spreadsheet operation

·         Creating written reports

Required education and experience

·         Associate’s or Bachelor’s in Health Physics, Physics, Chemistry, Nuclear Engineering, or related field

·         Basic understanding of radioactive decay and radiation safety

·         Hands on experience working in a laboratory or supporting physical experiments

·         Must be capable of working effectively in a diverse, fast-paced group setting

Preferred education and experience

·         National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists

·         Knowledge of radiation interactions with matter, radiation dosimetry, and spectroscopy

·         Familiarity with best practices for chemical hygiene and radiochemical hazards

·         Understanding of NRC regulations for radioactive materials as well as State of Michigan rules for machine-produced radiation

·         Familiar with Quality Management System for control of documentation and procedures

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Robotics and Automation

Primary Focus: Experimental Isotope Production

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Job Duties and Responsibilities:

– Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.

-Make repairs to robots or peripheral equipment, such as replacement of defective circuit boards, sensors, controllers, encoders, or servomotors.

-Troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.

-Install, program, or repair programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, or conveyors.

-Maintain service records of robotic equipment or automated production systems.

 

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

-Associates Degree in Robotics, or related field of study.

-PLC and robotic programming skills.

-Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

-Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

-Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

-Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

-Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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Welder

Primary Focus: Support for Experimental Isotope Production

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Description: Setup welding machines based on job specifications using designated welding procedures.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

– Set up welding machines based on the job at hand or using a welding procedure specification.

-Read and interpret blueprints and/or drawings to determine the specific welding requirements.

-Ensure work is done safely and meets quality standards.

-MIG and TIG weld steel, aluminum and stainless steel components.

-Follow, create and help maintain welding procedure specifications.

-Operate machinery used in the production process, or assist machine operators.

-Keep work areas clean and organized and take proper care of all equipment and facilities.

-Work with team members to maximize productivity and efficiency.

-Uphold all ISO and OSHA standards applicable to the responsibilities above

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

-5+ years on the job experience or Associates degree/technical school with 2+ years on the job experience.

-Experience with steel, aluminum, titanium, copper and stainless steel.

-Experience with MIG welding a plus.

-Experience with breaks, shears, drill press, manual lathe and manual Bridgeport’s highly preferred.

-Ability to lift heavy items up to 60 pounds required.

-Knowledge of raw materials, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

-Ability to read blueprints, drawings, calipers, tape measures and angle gauges.

-Ability to perform simple shop math, convert decimals to factional equivalents and fractions to decimal equivalents.

-Basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals.

-Basic computer skills.

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