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Electronics Technician

Job ID 2642 Date posted 04/30/2022

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

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 an Electronics Technician (Technical Specialist) to provide support for all RF systems throughout the Collider-Accelerator complex.  The selected candidate will repair, troubleshoot, construct, install and test all components of the RF system.  This includes precision analog/digital electronics, power supplies, and high-power RF amplifiers.  The selected candidate should also demonstrate a strong motivation to learn and apply new capabilities.  This position offers an opportunity to work alongside a group of talented engineers on challenging projects. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot and repair complex systems using electronic test equipment
  • Support the development and construction of prototype electronics
  • Repair surface mount circuit boards

Position Requirements

  • Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or technical field
  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant full time work experience
  • Solid understanding of analog and digital circuits
  • Ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Training, education and/or experience with radio frequency systems
  • Experience with repair on surface mount PCBs
  • Experience in Ball Grid Array (BGA) mounting and rework
  • Experience with programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Familiarity with test and measurement equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and network analyzers
  • Proficiency in the use of hand tools and some machine shop equipment

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Hand / eye coordination
  • 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


  • 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 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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