Production Technician

Posted 3 weeks ago

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

When you are part of the Madison, WI-based Phoenix team, you will be a part of a team doing important work like helping our customers to:

  • Manufacture medical radioisotopes to support the treatment of thousands of patients that need it each day
  • Non-destructively test turbine blades before they are assembled into jet engines
  • Verify the quality of nuclear fuel rods prior to shipment to power plants
  • Identify and locate buried explosive devices and concealed narcotics
  • Develop cutting-edge particle accelerator technologies supporting clean fusion energy
  • Many other developing market verticals leveraging Phoenix’s core neutron generation technology

Position Overview:

Phoenix LLC has an exciting employment opportunity as a production technician. You will support radiography operations utilizing a state-of-the-art Dual Energy Neutron Radiography system and industrial X-Ray systems at the new Phoenix Neutron Imaging Center (PNIC). Candidates will provide technical support to operations of new and ongoing experiments involving engineering evaluation, fabrication, assembly, and documentation with a focus on non-destructive testing. The scope of the work may include programmatic support of experiments at various Phoenix locations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform radiographic operations and maintenance using radiographic film, direct reading flat panel detectors, phosphor storage imaging plates, and scanning equipment.
  • Provide general technical support to engineering, scientific, and technical staff to plan and conduct experiments at PNIC and other off-site locations.
  • Operate, maintain, assemble, and disassemble moderately complex electrical and mechanical components and systems, using work control process and procedure requirements.
  • Apply knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes in solving mechanical problems.
  • Participate/maintain training and qualification program for radioactive material and explosives handling certification.
  • Perform system upgrades, testing equipment, radiation surveys, and interlock systems checks.
  • Assist in maintaining systems documentation and experimental records.
  • Perform facility related and technical functions such as maintenance, testing, and upgrades to equipment.
  • Fabricate, assemble, and disassemble complex mechanical components and systems including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods.
  • Identify, analyze, and provide solutions and alternate approaches to complex problems using independent creativity and judgment.


  • High School degree required.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in a technical environment preferred.
  • Ability to certify and maintain certification as a Radiographic Testing (RT) Level I, Neutron Radiography (NR) Level I, and Emerging Radiographic Methods (ERM) Level I per the National Aerospace Standard 410 or equivalent and ability to understand and interpret NDE codes, standards, recommended practices, and techniques.
  • Ability to operate various hand and power tools.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Desire to learn innovative technologies and concepts.
  • Knowledge of office computer software, including word processing and spreadsheets necessary to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, and ability to work effectively with all levels of management, technical, engineering, and scientific staff.
  • Work experience involving radiography of munitions, explosives, and other critical components and the interpretation of these radiographs is preferred.
  • Ability to pass medical examination as required for NDT personnel.
  • Ability to pass a background check and be eligible for licensure through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
  • Security Clearance: This position may require obtaining a security clearance.

Phoenix offers an exceptional benefit and compensation package in a transparent, collaborative team environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If this opportunity piques your interest and you feel Phoenix may be the organization for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

“Eligibility for employment is conditioned on an individual’s ability to qualify for access to information subject to U.S. Export Controls regulations (U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, Asylee or Refugee).  Also, an individual’s eligibility may be conditioned based upon access to information classified under the Atomic Energy Act requiring pre-employment drug test, fingerprinting, and a criminal background check.”

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