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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 Radio Frequency Group has an opening for an entry level electronic technician to provide support for all RF systems throughout the Collider-Accelerator complex. Under the direction of engineers and senior technicians, 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. Additionally, they will be trained to 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:
Troubleshoot and repair RF system components utilizing electronic test equipment
Provide operational support for RF systems
Build and modify electrical/electronic systems from schematic drawings and assemble chassis using basic mechanical fabrication techniques
Rework and repair printed circuit boards to the component level
High school diploma or equivalent capabilities
A minimum of one (1) year of relevant full-time experience
Solid understanding of basic electronics (RLC circuits, op amps, digital logic, etc.)
Ability to read schematic drawings
Strong troubleshooting skills
Experience using common hand tools
Strong attention to detail
Computer skills inclusive of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
Clear and concise communication skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Training, education or experience with electronic systems, preferably radio frequency systems
Experience with repair on surface mount PCBs
Familiarity with RF test equipment such as 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 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
Must have valid driver license
Appointment level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
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:
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 either by November 17, 2021 or at the start of your employment if after November 17, 2021.
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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.