Job Title:  Detector Test Technician


Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Business Unit:  Advanced Measurement Technologies
Posting Date:  Nov 15, 2023
Job Description: 

Advanced Measurement Technology (AMT) is comprised of three business entities, ORTEC, Scientific Instruments and Sunpower.


ORTEC is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of ionizing radiation detectors, nuclear instrumentation, analysis software, and integrated systems.


Scientific Instruments is the global leader in the design, manufacture, and support of instrumentation for both the electrochemical and materials communities. Comprised of Princeton Applied Research, Solartron Analytical, and Signal Recovery, AMETEK Scientific Instruments delivers solutions to meet performance and price requirements.


Sunpower Inc. is the world leader in Free-Piston Stirling Technology, in fact we invented it! Sunpower continues to implement Free-Piston Technology in our commercial line of CryoTel® cryocoolers and our non-commercial Stirling engines. product portfolio proudly generates the most-cited research in the world.


Responsible for the repair and technical support of AMT Detector products. The technician must provide accurate and timely diagnoses and repairs of detectors to meet our customer’s expectations in cycle time, quality, and product specifications. The core function of this position consists of troubleshooting and repairing systems, top level instruments, subassemblies, parts, and components, using computerized or standard test equipment to ensure the unit functions according to internal and published specifications and standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Repair radiation detector vacuum systems, including internal electronic components. 
•    Troubleshoot vacuum and electronic problems.  
•    Cleaning, and assemble parts for vacuum assemblies.  
•    Soldering and/or brazing parts.  
•    Operation of helium leak detector, and other vacuum equipment. 
•    Operate vacuum evaporation equipment.
•    Clean and maintains vacuum equipment.
•    Fills liquid nitrogen containers.
•    Cleans and maintains lab area and equipment.
•    Provide technical support to Customer Service, Technical Support, and Customer as required.
•    Preventative maintenance of all Service Detector Equipment.
•    Communicates with customers as needed to ensure understanding of reported fault.
•    Completes standard and special documentation of repair work using the current procedures and system tools.
•    Provides person-to-person training on product repair, calibration, and operations.



Position requires a minimum of a two-year degree in related field AND at least three years of related detectors experience.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


• Must have at least intermediate level experience with oscilloscopes, volt meters and other  
  test/measurement equipment’s. 
• Knowledge and experience with usage of computers.
• Must be able to work with a minimum of supervision. 
• Must have experience with good soldering practices.
• Must show skills and ability to work with intricate and fragile components.
• Must be meticulous and have high affinity for details.
• Good knowledge of, and experience with Microsoft Office suite of products and computer data 


Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
Incentive:  No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville