Why Work at BNL? 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.
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.
The Radio Frequency Group has an opening for two Electronic Technicians to provide support for all RF systems throughout the Collider-Accelerator complex. The selected candidates will repair, troubleshoot, construct, install and test components of the RF system, including precision analog/digital electronics, power supplies, and high-power RF amplifiers. BNL has recently received approval to build the Electron Ion Collider (EIC). The EIC is a multi-billion-dollar project scheduled to be commissioned in 2028 and to then run for 15+ years. It is an exciting project which will require state of the art RF systems so there will be an abundance of interesting technical challenges on which to work. These positions exist in an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Troubleshoot and repair RF system components utilizing electronic test equipment
Construct and test prototype electronics
Provide operational support for RF systems throughout the accelerator complex
Rework and repair printed circuit boards to the component level
High School diploma
A minimum of one-year full time relevant experience
Solid understanding of basic electronics (RLC circuits, Op Amps, Digital Logic, etc.)
Ability to read schematic drawings
Knowledge of power supply theory and operation
Experience using common hand tools
Computer skills inclusive of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
Strong attention to detail
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Associates degree or higher in electronics or associated technical field
Training, education or experience with radio frequency systems
Experience with repair on surface mount PCBs
Familiarity with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and network analyzers
Proficiency in the use of machine shop equipment
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Hand / eye coordination
Must be able to lift 30 (plus) pounds
Must be able to climb a ladder and work at heights above 6 feet
Must be able to work in tight spaces
Must have valid driver license
Ability to respond to off hour emergencies within 1 hour of call
Appointment level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
Initial one-year term appointment subject to renewal contingent on performance and funding
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:
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.