Brookhaven National Laboratory Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Technician in Upton, New York
Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Technician
Job ID #: 2601
Position Type: Full Time - Regular
FLSA: Non Exempt
Job Category: Technical
Department: ADCV-Cryo Electronic Technicians
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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 Collider-Accelerator Department, Cryogenics Operations currently has a full-time opportunity for an Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technical Specialist. The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintainance, calibration, installation, troubleshooting and repair of instrumentation and electronic control systems, using test measurement and diagnostic equipment. This role will also assist staff with design, development, testing, and manufacture of complex control systems. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Calibrate, maintain and repair complex electronic and mechanical controls systems
Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions
Perform preventive maintenance on equipment and systems
Read blueprints, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for repair,modification, fabrication and assembly of electronic systems
Write reports record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications
Assemble chassis using electrical wiring and mechanical fabrication techniques
Upgrading of associated electronic equipment and systems
Associates degree in electrical technology or the equivalence of a technical institute
At least four years of full time relevant work experience including calibration, maintenance and repair of complex electronic and mechanical control systems
Experience in the field of pressure, temperature, level and flow instrumentation, and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based control systems
Familiarity with the use of standard test and measurement equipment, such as function generators, oscilloscopes, multi-meters, and pressure standards is essential
Ability to repair, modify and build electrical/electronic systems from schematic drawings and assemble chassis using basic mechanical fabrication techniques
Must be self-motivatedand be able to work with minimum supervision
Clear and concise communication skills
Must be available to work off hours and respond to emergencies as required
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Analog and digital electronics, PLC Ladder Logic, Instrument sensor type & function, electric motor control, and basic computer skills
Basic machine shop skills
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Must be able to work outdoor and work around rotating equipment
Must be able to climb ladders and work at elevated hights
Must be able to wear an air escape hood
Must have a valid drivers 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:
Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)
Lab-funded Retirement Plan
Flexible Work Arrangements
Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation: Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)
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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