Film Processing Technician

Rochester, NY


Film Processing Technician

Are you an initiative-taker who is enthusiastic about technology and innovation?

Do you have experience working with film development?

Are you ambitious and open to learning new tasks?

The University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) has an exciting opportunity that will allow you to put these skills to use! Our experiment operations team is looking for a Film Processing Technician. The Film Processing Technician supports LLE's operations by maintaining equipment and loading/unloading x-ray film used in nuclear physics experiments.

For more than 50 years the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) has been a leader in innovation and technology. The research performed at LLE has led to breakthroughs in electro-optics, plasma physics and nuclear fusion technology! This is a great opportunity to join our team!


  • Loading/unload X-Ray film and image plate cartridges used in nuclear physics experiments.

  • Processing photographic film and image plate.

  • Maintaining film processing equipment and chemistry

  • Troubleshooting equipment issues.

  • Qualifying as a NYS Radiation Worker

  • Maintaining radiological containment areas

  • Creating and updating system documentation and procedures

The successful candidate will:

  • Have darkroom/film development experience

  • Have experience with automated photographic film processors and/or image plate scanners

  • Have experience with chemistry operations

  • Have worked with radiological materials

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office with the ability to learn additional software

You are a great candidate for this role if you have:

  • A passion for learning

  • An exceptional record of reliability, and attention to detail

  • A strong mechanical aptitude

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Strong interpersonal skills suitable for working in a team-based environment

  • Availability to work mornings (7am or 830am start) and evening shifts (1pm start)


  • HS diploma required

  • Have the ability to obtain a security clearance

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 075 LLE - Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Schedule: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM; Start Time will vary: (Morning 7AM start) or (Evenings 1PM start)