Electronic TechnicianJob ID 1430 Date posted 09/08/2018
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.
The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to develop, improve and operate the suite of particle / heavy ion accelerators used to carry out the program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); to support the experimental program including design, construction and operation of the beam transports to the experiments, plus support of detector and research needs of the experiments; to design and construct new accelerator facilities in support of the BNL and national missions. The C-A Department supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The department performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach. The Collider Accelerator Department currently has a full-time, entry level opportunity for an Electronic Technician in the RF Group.
The RF Group is responsible for maintaining, operation and design of RF systems throughout the Collider-Accelerator Department. The selected candidate will provide semi-routine technical support involving the maintenance and operations of electronic systems such as power supplies, analog/digital circuitry, RF amplifiers and signal sources.
The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate technical level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Requires a high school diploma plus one (1) year’s relevant work experience or course work in electronics.
- Good understanding of the basics of analog and digital circuits
- Must be available for off hour call-in as needed
- Strong attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Familiarity with standard test and measurement equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers.
- RF Experience.
- Experience with SMT soldering.
- PLC programming experience.
Environmental, Health, and Safety Requirements:
- High voltage/energized equipment; potential for serious shock.
- Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
- Must be able to climb a ladder and work at heights above 6 feet.
- Must be able to work in tight spaces.
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 program includes, but is not limited to:
- Medical Plans
- Dental Plans
- Life Insurance
- 401(k) Plan
- Retirement Plan
- Paid Parental Leave
- Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
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.
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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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