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Electronics Technical Specialist / Sr. Electronics Technical Specialist

Job ID JR100684 Date posted 02/15/2024


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.


The Collider Electrical Power Supply group has two openings for a Technical Specialist or Senior Technical Specialist- Electrical to construct, install and maintain power supply systems and associated complex support equipment. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assembly, maintenance, repair and operation of power supplies and analog/ digital electronics. Troubleshoot and repair electronic circuits, analog and digital and various complex electrical systems, mechanical construction, and wiring for electronic chassis, assemblies and printed circuit boards

  • Build prototype circuits from schematics or sketches

  • Create and maintain documentation using any combination of MS programs and AutoCad


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus a BS degree in a technical field OR a Technical institute, Adult BOCES certification, AA degree in a technical field, CCI program completion at BNL with 4 years of relevant experience OR a Technical high school certification program (eg. BOCES) with 5 years of relevant work experience OR 6 years relevant work experience.

  • Must be familiar with printed circuit board assembly, wiring and construction techniques.

  • Must have excellent soldering skills.

  • Must be able to operate vans and pickup vehicles.

  • High degree of proficiency in the use of hand tools and electronic test instruments.

  • The ability to work from drawings, schematics and verbal instructions.

  • Experience in the use of electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, function generators, and spectrum analyzers.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic experience with computers and software such as Excel, Word, Auto Cad and plc programing languages.

  • Experience with maintenance and repair of high power, power supplies.

  • Familiar with surface mount technology.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

  • Must be able to work from ladders at 6 feet.

Other Information:

  • Must be available for emergency call in 24/7 and possible shift work if needed as operational and department demands.

  • Appointment level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • This is a fully onsite position located at BNL.

Brookhaven National Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The full salary range for this position is $70200 - $94400 / year. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates 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. BSA 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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