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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Job ID 2952 Date posted 12/20/2021

Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) 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

NSLS-II RF group designs, fabricates and maintains multiple Radio Frequency (RF) systems including 500MHz and 3GHz klystrons, inductive output tubes, a 300kW solid state amplifier, switching power supplies. The group also assembles and operates superconducting RF cavities and a liquid helium cryogenic plant.

Position Description

This position is for an electro-mechanical technician. The successful candidate must demonstrate expertise in the fabrication, troubleshooting and operations of electro-mechanical systems. Must be able to troubleshoot complex systems to diagnose problems and repair. Working with a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and technicians, the electro/mechanical technician will be responsible for developing and maintaining Radio Frequency transmitters, similar to high power commercial broadcast systems. The successful candidate will be trained in a variety of highly complex systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot complex systems to diagnose and repair, down to subsystem and component level.
  • Read and understand electrical and mechanical drawings to support the development and maintenance of radio frequency transmitters.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires a minimum of Associates degree in electronics or equivalent and 6 years of experience.
  • Strong background in electro-mechanical systems.
  • Demonstrated mechanical skills and knowledge of machine hop practices.
  • Strong organization and documentation skills.
  • Self-motivated with good workmanship.
  • Strong safety ethic and knowledge of safe work practices in complex systems.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelors’ degree in electronics or engineering technology
  • Familiar with computer aid design (CAD) software (OrCAD, AutoCAD, etc.)
  • Experience with one or more of the following systems:
    • Electric motor/pump systems
    • Large air compressors
    • Instrumentation and SIEMENS Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Essential functions; lifting of 30 pounds, continuous walking / standing, climb a ladder and work at heights up to 30 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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