Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Engineering Division has an opening for an Electronics Engineering Associate to join the team.
Under general supervision and consultation with scientists and engineers, you will provide moderately complex and varied technical support for the 88-Inch Cyclotron Electronics Group. You will be responsible for providing electronic design, documentation, procurement, fabrication/installation instruction, and testing of 88-Inch Cyclotron Electronics systems.
What You Will Do:
Maintain and create appropriate level of documentation for the accelerator and beamline electrical and electronic systems including design proposals, specifications, installation instructions, and schematics for 88-Inch Cyclotron in agreement with the 88-Inch Cyclotron, LBNL, and industry standards. Utilize appropriate and approved CAD tools, software programs, and procedures to complete all documentation.
Apply technical expertise and knowledge of standard engineering/scientific concepts and practices to provide multifunctional electronic design and coordination for implementation of experimental apparatus, equipment, systems, or facilities. Determine design approaches and parameters. Analyze equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental tests and evaluate results. Select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability.
Provide resolutions to technical problems of moderately complex scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors, providing expertise and guidance to technical personnel.
Collaborate in the specifying of electrical infrastructure including identifying AC loads, AC delivery material and methods to racks and components, and also material and methods for control cabling and wireway, conforming to National Electric Code (NEC) and LBNL standards.
Coordinate, specify, and purchase hardware for 88-Inch Cyclotron related jobs by exercising judgment within defined procedures and practices, including reviewing design prints, establishing inspection criteria for product and materials adhering to LBNL requirements for NRTL listing.
Provide technical input and apply standard principles, theories, and/ or concepts in the development of new methods and concepts.
Maintain communication with all key project personnel, including maintaining logbooks, updating online document repositories, coordinating and/or contributing to meetings.
Acquire and maintain Qualified Electrical Worker 2 status and required building training.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
May supervise the activities of non-exempt personnel.
May contribute in the management of cost and schedule for 88-Inch Cyclotron electronic projects, utilizing approved project management tools.
Support non-88-Inch Cyclotron projects at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as required.
What is Required:
Knowledge equivalent to Bachelor's Degree in accelerator and beamline electronic systems, or equivalent industrial experience.
Demonstrated ability to execute designs and coordinate implementation of technical projects, or operational assignments from beginning to end, using project management principles.
Proficient in basic computer skills, i.e. MS Word, Excel, MSProject, CAD.
Knowledge of electronics circuit and system design, testing and troubleshooting.
Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with scientists and engineers in defining goals and contributing to their projects.
Excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
Knowledge of electrical safety principles and practices.
Working knowledge of the National Electric Code, NFPA-70 & NFPA70E.
Working knowledge of Industrial Controls Systems.
Working knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC's), ladder logic, and LabView.
Experience with Allen-Bradley PLCs.
Knowledge of the installation and/or operation of the following types of systems:
Personnel safety and equipment interlocks.
High vacuum control systems.
Low conductivity and cooled water monitoring systems.
Large electro and/or permanent magnets.
High current and/or high voltage DC power supplies.
Electrical power distribution.
Electronic equipment and electronics enclosures.
Database management tools.
Knowledge of networking hardware and protocols.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
The full salary range of this position is between $7,853 to $13,254 per month and is expected to pay between a targeted range of $8,835 to $10,799 per month depending upon candidates' full skills, knowledge, and abilities, including education, certifications, and years of experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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