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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 CAD Department has an opening for an Electronic Technician to support the engineering staff with performing reviews of old and new designs of electronic and electrical equipment belonging to the Collider Electrical Power Supply (CEPS) Group at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) facility. Reviews will include design performance, installation components to manufacturer specifications, parts availability, and servicing issues. The candidate will conduct PC board assembly, evaluation and testing, design test fixtures for all PC boards and work with the design room to make new PC boards. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Review schematics and assembly drawings for design errors for the CEPS group at the RHIC facility
Review component specifications and select parts conforming to design requirements
For prototype boards, use of commercial pc board software program to produce new PC boards
Mark up prints for submission to design group for modifications as necessary
Design and build test fixtures for testing equipment for the CEPS group
Write test procedures for use in testing new subassemblies
As team leader, provide technical details to work groups as necessary to complete complex electronic related tasks (installations, testing, troubleshooting, etc.)
Learn how to use the Windchill drawing storage system to retrieve drawings, submit work requests, submit ECRs and review drawings
Provide technical details to PC board designers to correct the artwork of existing pc boards and design new pc boards
Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or engineering field, plus extensive job-relevant training
Ten (10) years of full time in-depth related experience in a broad technical field
Experience documenting pc board problems and corrections
Experience using oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, and network analyzers
Design, testing and troubleshooting on complex electronic equipment
Available for call in's during equipment failures
Advanced knowledge of electronics
The ability to work from drawings, schematics and verbal instructions
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience with electrolytic capacitor conditioning
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Ability to stand and handle electronic equipment up to 50 lbs
Good color and depth perception
Ability to perform tasks in a radiation and high noise areas of the RHIC facility
Valid US Driver's license
Visa sponsorship for this position is not available
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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.