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Electronics Technician

Job ID 3140 Date posted 04/14/2022

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.BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

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 Collider-Accelerator Support group has an opening for an Electronics Technician, specialized in the field of electronics. As a group member, you will work with a shift team working 12-hour rotating shifts. The shift team is purposed with minimizing particle accelerator downtime by means of timely  troubleshooting and basic repairs of various electronic equipment while maintaining a focus on safety.

In addition to prompt responses to equipment failures, day-to-day duties will include related tasks such as building, upgrading, and wiring chassis and systems. You will be responsible for repairs and construction of electronic assemblies and test fixtures and perform routine test procedures, and documentation of procedure updates and shift logs. You will be exposed to many complex machines unique to the field of particle physics and will have the opportunity to work alongside talented engineers. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Quickly respond to equipment failure notifications by invoking written procedures and/or general troubleshooting.
  • Provide troubleshooting and repair support for high-current (200 Amp. to 2000+ Amp.) power supplies, PLC control systems, and specialized equipment throughout the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider facility.
  • Test and install complex electronic equipment and components during extended maintenance periods.
  • Troubleshoot and repair circuits down to electronic component level.
  • Create and maintain documentation of equipment using any combination of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or technical field.
  • At least 4 years of full time relevant work experience.
  • Possess knowledge of basic circuit principles and be familiar with standard electronic. measurement equipment such as multi-meters and oscilloscopes, as well as their measurement principles.
  • Ability to repair, modify, and build electrical/electronic systems from schematic drawings.
  • Ability to use basic power tools and assemble chassis using basic mechanical fabrication techniques.
  • Ability to effectively and timely problem solve and troubleshoot.
  • Basic computer skills (email, word processing, working with spreadsheets).
  • Ability to work a 12-hour rotating shift and cover additional shifts with possible short notice.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with Lock-Out, Tag-Out procedures.
  • Familiarity with function generators, logic analyzers, and spectrum analyzers.
  • Experience with high-voltage/ high-current power supplies, analog/digital electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), basic computer networking.
  • Some knowledge of computer programming with languages such as C, C++, Visual Basic.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Must be safety-conscious and able to follow detailed written procedures.
  • Essential functions; lifting up to 30 pounds, continuous walking / standing, climb a ladder and work at heights up to 30 feet.
  • Use of devices/power supplies with up to 480V input voltage and output currents in the range of tens to thousands of amperes.
  • Equipment-specific training will be provided.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Visa sponsorship for this position is not available
  • This is a 12-hour shift rotation position
  • Appointment level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Valid US drivers license

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, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis).

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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