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Pulsed Power Electronics Technician

Job ID 2216 Date posted 06/18/2020

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.

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 has an opening for a Pulsed Power Electronic Technician to construct, install and maintain high voltage pulsed power supply systems. The team is responsible for some 18 systems used primarily for injecting and extracting the proton and heavy ion beam from accelerators in the C-AD department. Systems may operate as high as 40kv and have nanosecond rise times.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assembly, maintenance, repair and operation of pulsed high voltage electronic and electrical equipment
  • Installing, fabricating, assembling, commissioning, troubleshooting, repairing, and operating electronics and electrical components for pulsed power throughout C-AD
  • Working with system engineers and existing technical team to provide technical support to develop, maintain, and upgrade pulsed power equipment throughout the C-AD complex

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate’s degree in a related scientific or technical field, and at least four (4) years of relevant work experience in the assembly, maintenance, repair and operation electrical equipment
  • Must be familiar with printed circuit board assembly including surface mount components
  • Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate’s degree in a related scientific or technical field, and at least four (4) years of relevant work experience in the assembly, maintenance, repair and operation electrical equipment
  • 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 and multi-meters to troubleshoot and repair electronic circuits and high voltage electrical equipment
  • Must be available for emergency calls 24/7

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Equivalence of a technical institute or associate’s degree in a related scientific or technical field, and at least six (6) years of relevant work experience in the assembly, maintenance, repair and operation electrical equipment
  • Basic experience with computers and software such as Excel and Word
  • Experience with maintenance and repair of High Voltage power supplies

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Essential functions for this position; arm/hand dexterity, climb low to moderate heights, lift (up to) 30 lbs, good vision, mental sharpness, alertness and function in warm temperature environments

Other information:

  • BNL will not sponsor a visa for this position
  • The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on their experience

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 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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