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Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Technician

Job ID 3287 Date posted 07/13/2022

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 Collider-Accelerator Department, Cryogenics Operations currently has a full-time opportunity for an Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technical Specialist. In this role you will be responsible for the maintainance, calibration, installation, troubleshooting and repair of instrumentation and electronic control systems, using test measurement and diagnostic equipment. You will also assist staff with design, development, testing, and manufacture of complex control systems. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Calibrate, maintain and repair complex electronic and mechanical controls systems
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions
  • Perform preventive maintenance on equipment and systems
  • Read blueprints, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for repair,modification, fabrication and assembly of electronic systems 
  • Write reports record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications
  • Assemble chassis using electrical wiring and mechanical fabrication techniques
  • Upgrading of associated electronic equipment and systems

Position Requirements

  • Associates degree in electrical technology or the equivalence of a technical institute
  • At least four years of full time relevant work experience including calibration, maintenance and repair of complex electronic and mechanical control systems
  • Experience in the field of pressure, temperature, level and flow instrumentation, and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based control systems
  • Familiarity with the use of standard test and measurement equipment, such as function generators, oscilloscopes, multi-meters, and pressure standards is essential
  • Ability to repair, modify and build electrical/electronic systems from schematic drawings and assemble chassis using basic mechanical fabrication techniques
  • Must be self-motivated and be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Must be available to work off hours and respond to emergencies as required

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Analog and digital electronics, PLC Ladder Logic, Instrument sensor type & function, electric motor control
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic machine shop skills

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Must be able to work outdoor and work around rotating equipment
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work at elevated hights
  • Must be able to wear an air escape hood


  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • 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, 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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