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Electrical Engineer

Job ID 2950 Date posted 12/20/2021

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Organizational Overview

The NSLS-II Insertion Devices (ID) group has an opportunity for an experienced Electrical Engineer to join their team. The successful candidate will support maintenance and installations of new Insertion Devices (ID). Typical activities will include machining, fabrication and assembly of equipment to support the group operations as well as repairing various electro-mechanical systems in the lab. Additional duties will include assisting in magnetic measurements with related assembly and adjustments required to meet precise specifications.

Position Description

The NSLS-II Insertion Devices (ID) group currently needs an electrical engineer who specializes in magnetic measurement and creating instruments for it. This person will be trained to maintain and improve electrical features of critical experimental set ups as well as those of insertion devices installation in the NSLS-II storage ring. Conducts independent technical investigations to formulate or modify specifications and requirements for materials, components or processes. May evaluate vendor capabilities to provide required products or services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and build electrical circuits such as amplifiers and signal filter to improve performance of off-the-shelf measurement equipment.
  • Build and evaluate prototypes and models and construction and test of systems/equipment.
  • Maintain Hall probe bench with associated compressor controls.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics.
  • Minimum of (7) seven years of full time relevant progressively responsible related work experience.
  • Proficient in the use of electronic test equipment for diagnostics and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work from circuit diagrams and schematics.
  • Experience wiring electronic chassis and signal cables
  • Demonstrated commitment to working safely under strict guidelines.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience performing magnetic field measurement in experimental equipment.
  • Experience working with permanent magnets, ultra high vacuum (leak checking and operation of vacuum pumps and gauges), cryogenic, motion control and water-cooling systems.
  • Experience working with software such as MS Office, 3D-CAD programs, LabView and remote meeting software such as Zoom and MS Teams.
  • Knowledge of metrology and the use of precision inspection tools to the micron level.
  • Knowledgeable to troubleshoot and fix analog and digital electronics down to the component level.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to thirty (30) lbs.
  • Must be able to work at heights up to five (5) feet.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Table Tennis, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate are committed to your success. We offer a supportive work environment and the resources necessary for you to succeed.

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required at the start of your employment.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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