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Electrical Technician/Sr Electrical Technician

Job ID 2160 Date posted 06/15/2020

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department;of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

Organizational Overview

The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to operate, maintain, improve, and upgrade the suite of electron, proton, and heavy ion accelerators used to carry out a program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). To support this program, the C-AD must design, fabricate, assemble, test, install, and operate unique research equipment to generate, transport, transfer, accelerate, focus, track, collide, and absorb high intensity particle beams up to energies of 250 GeV.  This includes a combination of custom designed and built parts and vendor produced components developed by a collaboration of the C-AD scientific, engineering, and technical staff. The C-AD supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The C-AD performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.

Position Description

The Vacuum group in the Collider Accelerator Department has an opening for an Electrical Technician/Senior Technician. Will be responsible for assisting with installation, operation, maintenance, repair, and upgrading of 404 vacuum sections with a total length of 17,243 m and a total volume of 2,167 m3 throughout the CAD complex. Almost 4,000 vacuum devices which include pumps, gauges, valves and associated controls are installed in the CAD complex to support the present operations for RHIC, NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL), Brookhaven LINAC Isotope Producer (BLIP) and R&D projects such as Coherent Electron Cooling (CEC), Low Energy RHIC Electron Cooling (LeReC) and  Electron Lens  (eLENS). 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the operation, maintenance and repair of accelerator vacuum systems throughout C-AD
  • Will be installing, fabricating, assembling, commissioning, troubleshooting, repairing, and operating electronics and electrical components for vacuum systems throughout C-AD and related equipment such as vacuum chambers, leak detectors, turbomolecular pumps, ion pumps, titanium sublimation pumps, residual gas analyzers, vacuum gauges and their associated controls
  • Work with system engineers and existing technical team to provide technical support to develop, maintain and upgrade vacuum I&C systems throughout the C-AD complex
  • Fabricate, assemble, install, commission, troubleshoot and repair vacuum system electronics and I&C (Instrumentation & Control) systems related to the accelerator

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of one (1) years’ experience
  • Experience in the use of hand tools
  • Ability to work from drawings, schematics, and verbal instructions
  • Basic electrical/electronic skills

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Self-motivated, able to work with minimum supervision
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience with particle accelerator systems and/or large vacuum systems

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Essential functions for this position; arm/hand dexterity, climb low to moderate heights, lift (up to) 30 lbs, good vision, function in cool temperature environments


  • BNL will not sponsor a visa for this position
  • The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on their experience

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 Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

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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