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Electrical Technician

Job ID 1900 Date posted 09/25/2019


Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.



NSLS-II Diagnostics and Instrumentation Group has an opening for an Advanced Technical Associate (T6) position. Reporting to the diagnostics group leader, the candidate will perform duties of a lead technician for the maintenance, upgrade, and testing, of diagnostics sub-systems in support of NSLS-II accelerator operations. The work will include work control and coordination, and will require planning, scheduling, and directing the work of technical support staff.  A main task will be to maintain the Beam Position Monitor (BPM) system, as well as providing support for various Diagnostics sub-systems, including spare parts inventory control, critical to accelerator operations, and will require ability to troubleshoot and identify modes of failure and mitigate corrective action. Tasking will also include provision of technical support for development and special projects.  



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for all aspects of accelerator beam position monitors and other beam diagnostics instrumentation.
  • Printed Circuit Board Design, fabrication, layout, and assembly.
  • PADS PCB layout, PADS Logic and dxDesigner schematic capture, OrCAD capture, p-Spice A/D, LabView, Visio, as well as Autodesk products.
  • Work planning in preparation for accelerator maintenance and shut-down cycles
  • Maintain and implement safety practices and procedures applicable to daily activities

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • AAS in Electrical Technology or equivalent technical education, and at least 10 years of related experience
  • Extensive experience with fabrication, assembly, wiring, testing complex electronics systems
  • Expert troubleshooting skills in digital and analog circuits
  • Use of test and measurement equipment, including oscilloscope, network, spectrum and logic analyzers, signal generators, AWG.
  • Must be able to work from schematics, diagrams, written procedures, spreadsheets, controls interface documents.
  • Experience with solder and re-work techniques for through-hole and SMD components for high density printed circuit board assemblies.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient with processing procurements and special orders
  • Experience processing test records and inspection reports
  • Ability to develop sub-system test strategies and system readiness procedures
  • Experience with detector-based systems and accelerator applications
  • Knowledge of PLC based sub-systems applications 

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 is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that you receive full consideration for employment. No one will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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 invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer 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.

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