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Senior RF Electronic Technician

Job ID 2869 Date posted 06/12/2022

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 Radio Frequency Group has an opening for an experienced RF technician to provide support for all RF systems throughout the Collider-Accelerator complex. The selected candidate will construct, test and install components of the RF system, including precision analog/digital electronics, power supplies, and high-power RF amplifiers.  They will be expected to mentor and guide junior technical staff members. Additionally, they will provide operational support for all RF systems. This is an excellent long term career opportunity.  This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build, modify and characterize prototype systems
  • Assemble chassis using basic mechanical fabrication techniques
  • Troubleshoot and repair printed circuit boards to the component level
  • Learn to operate and maintain all RF systems in the particle accelerator complex
  • Direct and coordinate the work efforts of other technical support team members

Position Requirements

  • Equivalence of an associates degree or technical institute certificate in electronics or closely related technical field
  • Minimum of 6 years of full-time relevant work experience
  • Solid understanding RF theory
  • Thorough familiarity with RF test equipment (network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, etc.)
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent judgment and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to read and interpret schematic drawings
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with RF power amplifiers
  • Experience with vacuum tube amplifiers
  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Experience working with high voltage power supplies

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Hand / eye coordination 
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds 
  • Must be able to climb a ladder and work at heights above 6 feet 
  • Must be able to work in tight spaces

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Must have valid driver 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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