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Senior Electronics Technician

Job ID 3479 Date posted 11/15/2022

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. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

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 Electrical Power Supply group has an opening for a Senior Technical Specialist to construct, install and maintain power supply systems and associated complex support equipment. This position has a high level of interaction with various Divisions within C-AD that include an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assembly, maintenance, repair and operation of power supplies and various complex electrical systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair electronic circuits,analog and digital and various complex electrical systemsMechanical prep and wiring skills for electronic chassis and printed circuit boards

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 six (6) years of full time relevant work experience in the assembly, maintenance, repair and operation of electronic and electrical equipment
  • Must be familiar with printed circuit board assembly including surface mount technology
  • Must have excellent soldering skills
  • Must be able to operate vans and pickup vehicles
  • 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  

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic experience with computers and software such as Excel and Word
  • Experience with maintenance and repair of high power, power supplies

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs
  • Must be able to work from ladders at 6 feet

Other Information:

  • Must be available for emergency call in 24/7
  • Valid drivers’ license, use of private car 

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 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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