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Electronics Technician

Job ID 3471 Date posted 11/15/2022

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

Brookhaven National Laboratory is entering an exciting new chapter with one of the newest and most advanced synchrotron facilities in the world. National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II ) enables the study of material properties and functions with nanoscale resolution and exquisite sensitivity by providing world-leading capabilities for X-ray imaging and high-resolution energy analysis.

This facility is open to users from academia and industry and its operations are at a time when the world enters a new era with a global economy fueled largely by scientific discoveries and technological innovations. NSLS-II provides the research tools needed to foster new discoveries and create breakthroughs in critical areas such as energy security, environment, and human health.

Position Description

NSLS-II Diagnostics and Instrumentation Group has an opening for a Technical Associate (T2/T3) position. Reporting to the diagnostics group leader, the candidate will perform duties of a technician for the maintenance, upgrade, and testing, of diagnostics sub-systems in support of NSLS-II accelerator operations. This position will require close interaction with technicians, engineers and scientific staff.  A main task will be to maintain the Beam Position Monitor (BPM) system, as well as providing support for various Diagnostics sub-systems, including spare parts inventory control, critical to accelerator operations, and will require ability to troubleshoot and identify modes of failure and mitigate corrective action. Tasking will also include provision of technical support for development and special projects.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for all aspects of accelerator beam position monitors and other beam diagnostics instrumentation.
  • Proficient with schematics, mechanical assembly drawings.
  • Experience in component-level troubleshooting and diagnosis of electronics systems
  • Work planning in preparation for scheduled maintenance and shut-down activities
  • Maintain and implement safety practices and procedures applicable to daily activities

Position Requirements

  • Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or technical field
  • At least four (4) years of relevant work experience (fabrication, assembly, wiring, testing electronics systems)
  • Strong troubleshooting skills in digital and analog circuits
  • Use of test and measurement equipment, including oscilloscope, network, spectrum and logic analyzers, signal generators, AWG
  • Must be able to work from schematics, diagrams, written procedures, spreadsheets, controls interface documents
  • Experience with solder and re-work techniques for through-hole and SMD components for high density printed circuit board assemblies.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient with processing procurements and special orders
  • Experience processing test records and inspection reports
  • Ability to develop sub-system test strategies and system readiness procedures
  • Knowledge of PLC based sub-systems applications
  • Experience using PADS PCB layout, PADS Logic and dxDesigner schematic capture, OrCAD capture, p-Spice A/D, LabView, Visio, as well as autodesk products.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Must be safety-conscious and able to follow detailed written procedures
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Continuous walking/standing,
  • Climb a ladder and work at heights up to 10 feet.

Other information:

  • The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills, as well as the amount of relevant experience
  • This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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)
  • 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 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 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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