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Job Title:  Electro - Mechanical Test Technician


Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Business Unit:  Advanced Measurement Technologies
Posting Date:  Aug 6, 2022
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.


The Electro - Mechanical Test Technician performs Quality Control testing and evaluation of radiation detector systems and of the electronic components used in the systems. This position also builds detector cryostat systems, including internal electronic components.  Additional responsibilities include troubleshooting vacuum and electronic problems. The successful person will also load germanium (Ge) crystals into cryogenic systems and be responsible for the processing and assembling of high purity germanium (HPGe) crystals in the production of germanium-based radiation detectors.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build radiation detector vacuum systems, including internal electronic components.
  • Troubleshoot vacuum and electronic problems. 
  • Load Ge crystals into cryogenic systems.
  • 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 support in all phases of Detector Manufacturing.
  • Provide technical support to Customer Service, with occasional customer interaction
  • Wet Chemical processing of delicate and sensitive devices
  • Sand, lap, clean, and acid etching germanium materials
  • Metallization and other coating processes as needed
  • Maintain Deionized water system
  • Preventative maintenance of all Detector Manufacturing Equipment
  • Stock supply cabinets with solvents and acids
  • Must Pass Background Check for Chemical Usage



  • Must have at least intermediate level experience with oscilloscopes, voltmeters and other test/measurement equipment.
  • Knowledge and experience with the 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 a high affinity for details.
  • Good knowledge of, and experience with Microsoft Office suite of products and computer data entry.


Supervisory Responsibilities:



Education and/or Experience:

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in electronics; and two years’ experience as an electronics technician in a troubleshooting capacity.


Physical Demands: 

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 smell. 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.

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 (NYSE:AME) is 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.

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