Under limited supervision, or independently on special assignments, you will provide broad and varied technical support at journey level in the field of mechanical technology with an emphasis on instrumentation and electromechanical devices. You will participate in the technical support of facility instrument electronic, mechanical, and electrical systems needs.
This includes but is not limited to activities such as fabrication, installation, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair to achieve project goals and in accordance with Laboratory objectives and safety requirements. This position reports to the Engineering Technology Manager.
Responsible for magnet instrumentation and quality control documentation for elements of the Large Hadron Collider High Luminosity (HL-LHC AUP) upgrade effort at LBL.
Independently interpret and create single line wiring and block diagrams, and schematics for electronics, electric power, and industrial controls.
Operate a variety of test equipment including, oscilloscopes, analyzers, pulse and function generators, power supplies.
Install and test a variety of diagnostic elements such as strain gauges and acoustic sensors to superconducting magnet coils and structures with high reliability and low failure rate.
Construct, assemble and test specialized instrumentation equipment such as strain gauge systems, temperature, pressure, flow, acoustic and optical measuring devices and associated wiring harnesses and controls.
Perform routine QC of electronics/electro-mechanical systems following established QA documents.
Modify mechanical parts.
Measure and test parts, assemblies and devices to verify compliance and function.
Identify, select, replenish and procure small parts, components, and materials.
Assist other team members in mechanical assembly of large electromagnet structures.
Maintain laboratory notebooks, electronic records, procedures, quality control reports and logs with clear concise entries using written and electronic methods.
May assist maintain, modernize, calibrate, magnet test facility and related testing equipment
May use shop machine and power tools to fabricate parts of moderate complexity and precision in a range of common metals and plastics.
Three years of full-time employment as a mechanical technician, electronics or electrical technician or fabricator.
Three years of experience in a highly technical, military electrical or electronics operations environment.
Significant technical knowledge of engineering and manufacturing principles and practices.
Ability to interact and communicate efficiently with researchers, engineers, designers, machinists, and other engineering technicians.
Excellent computer skills with demonstrated ability to efficiently use applications such as MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, LabView.
Appropriate training and work experience with the ability to pass LBNL (QEW) qualified electrical worker training and testing requirements within 6 months.
Ability to climb stairs and ladders, work at heights and lift 23 kg (50 lbs.)
Familiarity with small component high-quality soldering skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of modern electronics technology including analog and digital integrated circuits, computer electronics, and computer communications.
2D/3D CAD modeling.
Lockout Tagout (LOTO) Concepts and procedures.
AA/AS degree in Engineering technology or the equivalent in industry or military training in a related field is preferred.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
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.
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