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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 Collider Accelerator Department has an opening for an Electronical Technician within the Controls Hardware Group. This position will learn to work on analog and digital VME control systems. The control systems communicate with network interfaces within the collider. The selected candidate will repair, troubleshoot, construct, install and test all components of the controls system. This role will conduct work in the field installing systems, cables and fibers inside and outside of the collider. As the individual in this role gains more experience and understanding of the lab's systems and equipment they will be able to eventually work on more complicated systems. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Troubleshoot digital and analog systems down to component level
Installation of systems, cables, and fiber optics
Analyzing control system problems and troublehooting issues to deliver efficient solutions
Support the development and construction of prototype electronics
Repair surface mount circuit boards
Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or technical field
At least four (4) years of full time relevant work experience
Working knowledge of analog and digital logic circuits, soldering skills and familiarity with electronic test equipment
Ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams
Must be available to work some overtime during nonscheduled hours to respond to C-AD operations as required
Computer Skills with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience with repair on surface mount PCBs
Experience with PLC programming
Experience with wire and cable termination, cable routing, and rack mount equipment installation
Essential functions for this position; arm/hand dexterity, climb low to moderate heights, lift (up to) 30 lbs, good vision, mental sharpness, and alertness
Ability to work in a noisy environment with proper PPE
The ability to work with basic hand tools
Visa sponsorship for this position is not available
Valid Driver's license
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:
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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.