Under consultation with scientists and engineering staff, you will provide varied technical support for the BELLA Center Program Electronics Engineering Group. You will be responsible for providing documentation, work coordination, procurement, fabrication/installation and maintenance instruction, device configuration and system validation, and electronic design of BELLA Center electronic systems.
In this role, work will include collaborating with associated scientists, consultation with outside engineering firms, Facilities Division electrical engineers, and Engineering Division Staff to assist in maintaining, designing and coordinating upgrades, operations and projects for the whole of the BELLA Center electrical and electronic systems, subsystems, and components.
What You Will Do:
Under consultation, apply technical expertise and knowledge of basic engineering/scientific concepts and practices to provide multifunctional electronic design and coordination for implementation of experimental apparatus, equipment, systems, and 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 solutions 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.
Provide technical input and apply fundamental industry principles and practices, electrical theories, and concepts in the development of new methods and device/system designs.
Coordinate, specify, and purchase hardware for BELLA Center related jobs by exercising judgment within existing procedures and practices, including reviewing design prints, establishing inspection criteria for product conformity and selecting materials adhering to LBNL requirements for UL listing.
Maintain accurate documentation for the accelerator and beamline electrical and electronic systems including design proposals, specifications, installation instructions, and schematics for BELLA Center conforming to Engineering Division, LBNL, and industry standards. Utilize appropriate and approved CAD tools, software programs, and procedures to complete all documentation.
Maintain communication with all key project personnel, including maintaining logbooks, updating online document repositories, coordinating and/or contributing to meetings.
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), Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and LBNL standards. Generate corresponding work orders.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
May lead the activities of nonexempt personnel.
Contribute in the management of cost and schedule for BELLA Center electronic projects.
Support non-BELLA Center projects at LBNL as required.
What is Required:
AA degree in Electronics Engineering Technology or related field, with four (4) years equivalent experience; knowledge equivalent to BS degree is preferred.
Experience with industrial electronics and control systems.
AutoCAD or OrCAD experience preferred.
Knowledge of electrical safety principles, practices, and working knowledge of the National Electric Code, NFPA-70 & NFPA70E.
Significant technical expertise and knowledge of electronic engineering principles and practices and methods (engineering and scientific).
Demonstrated ability to execute designs and coordinate implementation of technical projects, or operational assignments from beginning to end.
Advanced knowledge of electronics circuit and system design, testing and troubleshooting.
Programming theory and experience; software programming and product configuration scripting.
Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with scientists and engineers in defining goals (requirements) and contributing to their implementation.
Proficient in basic computer skills, i.e. MS Word and Excel or equivalent.
Excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
Experience with accelerator and beamline electronic systems.
Experience with the installation and/or operation of the following types of systems:
Electronic equipment and electronics enclosures
Industrial type of control systems, i.e. PLCs, etc...
LabVIEW experience, Java, C++
Electrical power distribution
Large electro and/or permanent magnets
High current and/or high voltage DC power supplies
Pulsed power switching, HV and High Current
Personnel safety and equipment interlocks
Knowledge of networking hardware and protocols
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time 2-year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with 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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