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The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to develop, improve and operate the suite of particle / heavy ion accelerators used to carry out the program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); to support the experimental program including design, construction and operation of the beam transports to the experiments, plus support of detector and research needs of the experiments; to design and construct new accelerator facilities in support of the BNL and national missions. The C-A Department supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The department performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.
The Collider-Accelerator Department has an opening for a full-time regular Electronics Technical Specialist, in the Accelerator Components and Instrumentation Group which is responsible for the operation and upgrade of a wide variety of electron and ion beam instrumentation systems for the RHIC complex of particle accelerators and other existing and planned accelerator systems. In this position, you will provide technical support for the operation of a variety of complex beamline instrumentation systems and working with existing and future planned beamline instrumentation components and signal processing electronics. You will work as a contributing and productive member of an international and multicultural team of technicians and engineers to assist in many phases of instrumentation electronics system development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Component selection, prototyping, construction and system commissioning and equipment operation
Installation and termination of cables used for particle accelerator systems, including high current/high voltage copper, multi-strand and co-axial instrumentation, fiber optic, and RF heliax cable
Provide support for a wide variety of existing and new beam instrumentation electronics systems
Assembly, testing, installation, documentation and troubleshooting of chassis and rack electronics
Work with engineers and technical team to develop, maintain and upgrade instrumentation systems throughout the C-AD complex
Successfully complete periodic training on the environmental, health and safety rules
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Associate's degree in electronics engineering technology, electronics engineering science or technology or equivalent experience
Four (4) years full time relevant work experience
Demonstrated competence in working with electronic systems
Electronics troubleshooting to the component level, including op-amps, logic gates, and transistors
The ability to work from electronic schematics
Experience with electronic system chassis assembly work
Familiarity with computers and Microsoft Excel/Word and electronic circuit drawing software
Clear and concise written and oral communication skills
Must be committed to working safely under strict guidelines
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor Degree in a related technical field
Training, education and/or experience with machine protection logic
Training, education and/or experience with instrumentation or video systems
Training, education and/or experience with high voltage or high current or radio frequency systems
Training, education and/or experience with vacuum systems
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 work with chemicals including solder flux remover, alcohol and acetone
Will receive periodic training on the environmental, health and safety rules
Responsible for following all standard operating procedures in keeping trainings up to date
BNL will not sponsor a visa for this position
Driver's license required for travel between on-site buildings.
Must be available for off hour call-in, with arrival within 1-hour from call-in to arrival at BNL.
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:
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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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.