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Senior Electro/Mechanical/Mechanical Technical Specialist

Job ID 2654 Date posted 05/13/2021

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 Access Control group in the Collider Accelerator Department (C-AD) has an opening for a Senior Electro/Mechanical or Mechanical Technician. As part of the Access Controls group, this candidate will be responsible for the fabrication, assembling, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, and upgrading of the Access Control Systems located thoughout the C-AD accelerator complex. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high level technical service to analyze and solve complex system problems
  • Fabricate equipment enclosures using various electrical components such as terminal blocks, power supplies, relays, and programmable logic controllers
  • Wire Electrical Panels to provided wiring diagrams
  • Conduct electrical tests and final commission tests on prototype electrical equipment
  • Coordinate work with other groups within the C-AD complex as required to complete tasks
  • Modify existing documentation and systems to maintain current records and ensure accuracy
  • Some off-hours work to provide for the certification and call in repair of the Access Control Systems (ACS) when necessary

Position Requirements

  • Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or technical field
  • At least six (6) years of full time relevant work experience
  • Must be able to interact and communicate well with a diverse group of engineers, physicists, and technicians
  • Experience with MS Office suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Knowledge of low voltage electrical/electronic circuits, 120VAC to 24VDC
  • Knowledge of power supply setup, digital volt meters and digital current meters
  • Working knowledge of mechanical/electrical fabrication and wiring techniques
  • High degree of proficiency in the use of hand tools
  • Ability to work from electrical drawings, schematics, and verbal instructions
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Cable installation field experience

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Previous PLC control system maintenance or troubleshooting experience
  • Diagnostic experience with relay-based logic systems
  • Prior experience with PLC or relay-based safety systems is a  plus

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Arm and hand dexterity, ability to climb below various equipment and above moderate heights of up to 30ft on ladders
  • Ability to lift (up to) 30 lbs., good vision, ability to function in cool and warm temperature environments
  • Ability to work in a noisy environment with proper PPE

OTHER INFORMATION: (add if applicable)

  • A valid US Drivers’ license is required
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Appointment level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

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 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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