Electronics Engineering Associate
Company: College of Charleston
Posted on: September 18, 2023
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
- 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
- Provide technical input and apply standard principles,
theories, and/ or concepts in the development of new methods and
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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