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Electronics Engineering Associate

Company: College of Charleston
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's ( ) Division has an opening for an Electronics Engineering Associate to join the team. In this role, you will provide moderately complex and varied application of sophisticated technological skills, scientific principles, mathematics, project management and technical support for the Beamlines and Accelerator section of the Advanced Light Source Electrical Engineering Group. Responsible for providing electronic design, documentation, procurement, fabrication/installation instruction, and testing of ALS-U and ALS electronic and electrical systems. What You Will Do:

  • Under consultation, apply technical expertise and knowledge of standard engineering/scientific concepts and practices to provide multifunctional electronic design and coordination for implementation of experimental apparatus, equipment, systems, or 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.
  • 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) and LBNL standards.
  • Specify, research, and purchase electronics equipment racks by identifying varied requirements, adhering to NEC, NRTL, and seismic regulations and standards.
  • Maintain appropriate level of documentation for the accelerator and beamline electrical and electronic systems including design proposals, specifications, installation instructions, and schematics for ALS-U conforming to ALS-U, LBNL, and industry standards. Utilize appropriate and approved CAD tools, software programs, and procedures to complete all documentation.
  • Coordinate, specify, and purchase hardware for ALS-U related jobs by exercising judgment within defined procedures and practices, including reviewing design prints, establishing inspection criteria for product conformity and selecting materials adhering to LBNL requirements for UL listing.
  • Contribute in the management of cost and schedule for ALS-U electronic projects, utilizing approved project management tools.
  • Provide technical input and apply standard principles, theories, and/ or concepts in the development of new methods and concepts.
  • Provide resolutions 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.
  • Maintain communication with all key project personnel, including maintaining logbooks, updating online document repositories, coordinating and/or contributing to meetings. Additional Responsibilities as needed:
    • May supervise the activities of non-exempt personnel.
    • Support non- ALS-U (ALS) projects at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) as required. What is Required:
      • Solid foundation in CAD design techniques, design rules and specifications; AutoCAD or OrCAD experience.
      • Demonstrated ability to execute designs and coordinate implementation of technical projects, or operational assignments from beginning to end, using project management principles.
      • Solid foundation in electronics circuit and system design, testing and troubleshooting.
      • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with scientists and engineers in defining goals and contributing to their realization.
      • Proficient in basic computer skills, i.e. MS Word, Excel, Project, Google Workspace, Zoom.
      • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
      • Knowledge of electrical safety principles and practices.
      • Working knowledge of the National Electric Code, NFPA-70 & NFPA70E. Desired Qualifications:
        • Knowledge equivalent to Bachelor's Degree in functional specialty closely aligned with relevant programs and extensive related professional technical experience preferred.
        • AA degree in Electronics Engineering Technology or related field, with 4 years equivalent experience; knowledge equivalent to BS degree is preferred.
        • Experience with accelerator and beamline electronic systems, or equivalent industrial experience.
        • Experience with the installation and/or operation of the following types of systems:
          • Electrical power distribution.
          • Low conductivity and cooled water monitoring systems.
          • Database management tools.
          • Application of advanced sophisticated technological skills, scientific principles and mathematics.
          • Electronic equipment and electronics enclosures.
          • Large electro and/or permanent magnets.
          • High current and/or high voltage DC power supplies.
          • Working knowledge of various Industrial Controls Systems (e.g., PLC, SCADA, DCS).
          • Personnel safety and equipment interlocks.
          • Knowledge of networking hardware and protocols.
          • Relevant technical certification. Salary: The full salary range of this position is between $6,561 to $11,076 per month and is expected to pay between a targeted range of $7,385 to $9,025 per month depending upon the candidate's skills, knowledge, and abilities, including education, certifications, and years of experience. Notes:
            • This is a full-time 1 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.
            • 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. Berkeley Lab is committed to 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. Equal Opportunity and IDEA Information Links: Know your rights, click for the supplement: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the under 41 CFR 60-1.4.

Keywords: College of Charleston, Berkeley , Electronics Engineering Associate, Engineering , Berkeley, California

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