Job ID: 2019-10673 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Building Trades and Technicians
Be part of the PPPL’s Engineering Apprenticeship Program! This registered apprenticeship requires 8,000 hours of on-the-job learning, performed at PPPL under the supervision of skilled workers, supplemented by a minimum of 144 hours for each year of apprenticeship (576 hours) of technical instruction, offered at Mercer County Technical School. Upon completion of a registered apprenticeship, the individual will receive a nationally recognized credential issued by the U.S. Department of Labor-Office of Apprenticeship. As an Apprentice and regular employee of Princeton University, you will receive benefits including medical, dental and vision care plans, child/elderly dependent care grants including backup care, tuition reimbursement, contributions to a retirement plan at 9.3%, and paid time off. We are looking for a team player with excellent communication, problem solving, practical and analytical skills, with a strong work ethic.
Applies electronic theory, principles of electrical circuits, electrical testing procedures, engineering mathematics, physics, and related knowledge to lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic equipment, such as computers, control instrumentation and experimental diagnostics and power control systems.
Discusses layout and assembly problems with electronic engineer and draws sketches to clarify design details and functional criteria of electronic units.
Assembles experimental circuitry (breadboard) or complete prototype model according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronic systems and components and their functions.
Recommends changes in circuitry or installation specifications to simplify assembly and maintenance.
Sets up standard test apparatus or contrives test equipment and circuitry, and conducts functional, operational, environmental, and life tests to evaluate performance and reliability of prototype or production model.
Analyzes and interprets test data.
Adjusts, calibrates, aligns, and modifies circuitry and components and records effects on unit performance.
Writes technical reports and develops charts, graphs, and schematics to describe and illustrate systems operating characteristics, malfunctions, deviations from design specifications, and functional limitations for consideration by professional engineering personnel in broader determinations affecting systems design and other laboratory procedures.
May operate bench lathes, drills, and other machine tools to fabricate non-procurable items, such as coils, terminal boards, and chassis.
Checks out newly installed equipment to evaluate system performance under actual operating conditions.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must be eligible for work in the United States.
Must have worked at PPPL for a minimum 30 calendar days, without incurring disciplinary actions.
(Salary grade for the Apprenticeship Program will start as TSS00 and increase to TSS01)
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 112548507
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