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The Instrumentation Division has an opening for a Microelectronics Technician to provide support to our High-Density Interconnect Electronics Assembly Lab (HDI-EA). This position plays an essential role supporting the work of the Instrumentation Division and BNL. The HDI-EA lab provides a variety of design and interconnect services for a broad range of technical projects including semiconductor radiation detection and custom application specific integrated circuits (ASICs). It also provides assembly and rework for prototype electronic designs which are typically based on surface mount technology (SMT).
This position provides the opportunity to apply your existing microelectronics knowledge while developing new skills and capabilities which will enhance your career and the Instrumentation Division team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Support assembly processes, including wire bonding (wedge, ball),
Flip-chip, eutectic (substrate and die) attachment, epoxy (substrate and die) attach,) and SMT
Communicate directly with scientists and engineers to provide critical feedback relating to prototype assembly
Partner with engineers in designing or updating prototypes
Collaborate with engineers in developing the design process
Consistently produce precise and accurate work
May direct and coordinate the work efforts of other technical support assigned to a specific project
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or an Associate'Degree in a related scientific or technical field
A minimum of four (4) years of relevant work experience
Understanding of electronic circuits and schematics
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Ability to consistently produce precise and accurate work
Familiarity with microelectronic assembly techniques
Familiarity with specialized automated assembly equipment
Hand tool proficiency
Good problem-solving abilities
Effective communication skills
Self-motivated and work well under minimal supervision
Strong motivation to learn and apply new capabilities
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
Experience in wire bonding
Experience in flip-chip processes
Experience in SMT assembly
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Experience
Experience with PCB design/layout
Experience with reflow oven's and pick and place equipment
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Ability to perform heavy lifting (over 30 lbs.)
Must have good sight and hand dexterity for precision work with small components and circuits
The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate grade level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge, skills, and years of relevant experience.
BNL will not sponsor a visa for this position
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.