You will need to develop your plan for the experiment with assistance from people at FACET and also other users. We will typically ask for your plan and then identify areas where perhaps there can be improvement. It is likely that the plan will need to be revised based on our feedback. There is no problem in giving us plans with assumptions and questions as we will work with you to improve it.
(More details on plans and procedures can be found here: https://portal.slac.stanford.edu/sites/ard_public/facet/faq/Lists/SCHEDULING/FAQ.aspx)
You are also likely to need help with the hardware. We will organise and perform the installation, sometimes with your assistance depending on the tasks (e.g. tasks that require an "expert" such as installation of a rubidium oven or alignment of optics with a class 4 laser may be better performed by experimenters with experience from their home institutions). All long-haul cables are installed by SLAC staff as are gas lines. Vacuum work is typically done by SLAC staff. We can also review the design and advise and assist as required.