Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Engineering Division has an opening for an Electronics Engineering Fabrication & Installation Technician to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will perform complex technical support in the field of electronics fabrication and installation in an accelerator environment. You will layout, fabricate and install a broad variety of general electronics hardware, including chassis fabrication, wiring, cabling, printed circuit board loading, and equipment installation. You will perform measurements and calculations necessary to achieve desired results.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
What You Will Do:
Fabricate and/or install complex electronics hardware including chassis, instruments, printed circuit boards, cables, wiring harnesses, equipment racks and consoles, and control and instrumentation cross-connect / interconnect cabling systems.
Operate hand, power, and machine tools of the trade.
Read and interpret schematics, sketches, parts lists, and component layout diagrams.
Follow generalized written or verbal instructions. Select appropriate components, packaging enclosures, and manufacturing techniques and procedures. Implement appropriate codes and standards associated with the trade.
Interact with engineers, designers, and electronics coordinators on matters relating to finished product design, technical performance, and documentation criteria. Provide input to cost estimates and production/installation scheduling.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Train less experienced staff on matters relating to design layout, fabrication and installation techniques and procedures, and quality and workmanship codes and standards
Fabricate complex and highly specialized electronics apparatus from broad and general program/project directions
Install accelerator-oriented large control, instrumentation, and communication systems
Design and fabricate specialized electronics packaging and enclosures
Assist users in the fabrication and installation of electronics equipment and assemblies
Promote and actively participate in activities that ensure a safe work environment
What is Required:
High school/ trade school and /or military training courses in tool usage, soldering, blueprint/schematic reading, and general AC and DC circuit theory.
2 -4 years of experience and knowledge in fabricating complex, specialized electronics apparatus and installing large integrated systems.
Ability to accomplish assignments under only general guidance and limited supervision.
Knowledge and ability to use appropriate hand power and machine tools of the trade.
Ability to perform design layouts requiring general measurements and calculations.
Ability to read and interpret schematics, sketches, parts lists, and component layout diagrams.
Color vision sufficient to discern wiring and component color codes, and safety related colored signs, lamps, and warning devices.
Ability to climb stairs and ladders, work from heights and confined spaces, and lift 23 kg (50 lbs.).
General personal computer application skills with spreadsheets database and word processors.
Advanced knowledge of and ability to use the appropriate hand, power, and machine tools of the trade.
General electronics drafting and design documentation skills.
Ability to perform design layouts requiring complex arithmetic calculations including trigonometry.
This is a full-time, career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary and position will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
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.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who share these same values and commitments.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof that vaccination requirements have been met or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
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