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Electronic Technician

Job ID 2446 Date posted 04/06/2021

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 Radio Frequency Group has an opening for two Electronic Technicians (full time regular positions) to provide support for all RF systems throughout the Collider-Accelerator complex. The selected candidates will repair, troubleshoot, construct, install and test components of the RF system, including precision analog/digital electronics, power supplies, and high-power RF amplifiers. BNL has recently received approval to build the Electron Ion Collider (EIC). The EIC is a multi-billion-dollar project scheduled to be commissioned in 2028 and to then run for 15+ years. It is an exciting project which will require state of the art RF systems so there will be an abundance of interesting technical challenges on which to work. These positions exist in an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot and repair RF system components utilizing electronic test equipment 
  • Construct and test prototype electronics 
  • Provide operational support for RF systems throughout the accelerator complex
  • Rework and repair printed circuit boards to the component level

Position Requirements

  • High School diploma
  • A minimum of one-year full time relevant experience
  • Solid understanding of basic electronics (RLC circuits, Op Amps, Digital Logic, etc.) 
  • Ability to read schematic drawings 
  • Knowledge of power supply theory and operation  
  • Experience using common hand tools
  • Computer skills inclusive of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Associates degree or higher in electronics or associated technical field
  • Training, education or experience with radio frequency systems
  • Experience with repair on surface mount PCBs
  • Familiarity with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and network analyzers 
  • Proficiency in the use of machine shop equipment

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Hand / eye coordination 
  • Must be able to lift 30 (plus) pounds 
  • Must be able to climb a ladder and work at heights above 6 feet 
  • Must be able to work in tight spaces

Other Information:

  • Must have valid driver license
  • Ability to respond to off hour emergencies within 1 hour of call
  • Appointment level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • This is a full time, regular position.
  • Visa sponsorship for this position is not available

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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