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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 Access Control group in the Collider Accelerator Department (C-AD) has an opening for a Senior Electro/Mechanical or Mechanical Technician. As part of the Access Controls group, this candidate will be responsible for the fabrication, assembling, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, and upgrading of the Access Control Systems located thoughout the C-AD accelerator complex. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide high level technical service to analyze and solve complex system problems
Fabricate equipment enclosures using various electrical components such as terminal blocks, power supplies, relays, and programmable logic controllers
Wire Electrical Panels to provided wiring diagrams
Conduct electrical tests and final commission tests on prototype electrical equipment
Coordinate work with other groups within the C-AD complex as required to complete tasks
Modify existing documentation and systems to maintain current records and ensure accuracy
Some off-hours work to provide for the certification and call in repair of the Access Control Systems (ACS) when necessary
Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or technical field
At least six (6) years of full time relevant work experience
Must be able to interact and communicate well with a diverse group of engineers, physicists, and technicians
Experience with MS Office suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint)
Knowledge of low voltage electrical/electronic circuits, 120VAC to 24VDC
Knowledge of power supply setup, digital volt meters and digital current meters
Working knowledge of mechanical/electrical fabrication and wiring techniques
High degree of proficiency in the use of hand tools
Ability to work from electrical drawings, schematics, and verbal instructions
Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision
Cable installation field experience
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Previous PLC control system maintenance or troubleshooting experience
Diagnostic experience with relay-based logic systems
Prior experience with PLC or relay-based safety systems is a plus
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Arm and hand dexterity, ability to climb below various equipment and above moderate heights of up to 30ft on ladders
Ability to lift (up to) 30 lbs., good vision, ability to function in cool and warm temperature environments
Ability to work in a noisy environment with proper PPE
OTHER INFORMATION: (add if applicable)
A valid US Drivers' license is required
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Appointment level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
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:
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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.