In this role, you will be responsible for independently collaborating with Scientist, Engineering, and EHS staff to plan and schedule work and to implement electronic improvements/fabrication and maintenance tasks in compliance with the Electrical Safety Standards and Procedures.
You will provide multifunctional technical training and support for staff and apply technical engineering concepts and practices in support of programs across the Laboratory in specialized activities including: Design/Construction/Fabrication and Installation of experimental/scientific electronics equipment, system safety equipment, and use professional concepts in accordance with Lab objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
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, or facilities. Determines design approaches and parameters. Analyzes equipment to establish operating data, conducts experimental tests and evaluates results. Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability.
Comply with Electrical Standards and Safety Procedures. Utilize broad knowledge of electrical high voltage and/or high current systems (including three phase) to perform corrective maintenance to include bringing equipment into NRTL Compliance.
Manage, Track, and Maintain the QEW Support Smartsheet and Tracking system to ensure work is completed in a timely and safely manner. Ensure jobs are properly assigned, completed and closed out. The Engineering Associate will follow up with technicians assigned to the electrical group the progress of jobs.
Coordinate, specify, and purchase various hardware components for LBNL related jobs by exercising judgment within defined procedures and practices. Provide cost estimates to customers and track costs to ensure the costs do not exceed the amount agreed prior to start of work.
Read and interpret schematics, sketches, parts lists, component layout diagrams, assembly drawings, verbal instructions, maintenance, calibration and operating manuals.
Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot, repair and calibrate complex electronics or electro-mechanical circuits, mechanisms, store bought and customized equipment, instruments, computers and systems to component level (not simply switching out modules). Diagnose and correct complex components, circuitry, module or system malfunctions.
Knowledge in fabrication and/or installation of complex electronics hardware including chassis, instruments, printed circuit boards, cables, wiring harnesses, equipment racks, and control and instrumentation cross-connect / interconnect cabling systems.
Operate a variety of hand, power and machine tools, including complex electronics or computer test equipment.
May provide on-the-job training to lower level or less experienced staff on matters relating to general troubleshooting, repair, calibration and electrical safety techniques and procedures. Prepare formal instructional guides for repairing, calibrating and maintaining complex equipment and systems.
Review, draft and modify documentation for incorporation into the Engineering Build Standards.
May supervise the activities of non-exempt personnel.
Support non-ALS projects at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) as required.
Substantial advanced technical understanding of electronics fabrication and installation techniques, procedures, codes and quality standards. Individual must have knowledge and experience in electrical high voltage and/or high current systems (including three phase) and qualify to be a Qualified Electrical Worker 2 (QEW2). In particular:
LBNL electronics Build Standard
NFPA National Electric Code
Must be considered an electrically qualified person in accordance with NFPA 70E. Must be able to submit documented evidence supporting electrical skills and knowledge, such as a certificate of electrical, military experience and training, apprenticeship, electronics-related degree, or other form of documented electrical work experience.
Substantial technical understanding of electronics theory, electro-mechanical, or computer theory, scientific principles, and mathematics.
Broad knowledge of high voltage and/or high current power supplies.
Demonstrated work experience performing general troubleshooting, repair and calibration of complex electronics or computer equipment.
Ability to exercise independent judgment to successfully accomplish assignments.
Knowledge and ability to use complex test equipment, diagnostic routines and procedures and appropriate hand, and power tools of the trade.
Ability to correctly interpret complex schematics, and assembly, calibration, maintenance and operating manuals.
General knowledge of equipment design procedures and techniques.
Valid California Driver's License with a good driving record.
General personal computer application skills with spreadsheets, databases and word processors desired.
The Engineering Associate will follow up the progress of jobs (by providing oversight, guidance, and instruction on a specific task or set of tasks) with technicians assigned to the Electronics Maintenance, Fabrication, and Installation Technicians.
Color vision sufficient to discern wiring and component color codes, and safety related colored signs, lamps and warning devices.
Ability to climb stairs and ladders, work from heights and confined spaces, and move/lift up to 23 kg (50 lbs.).
Additional Desired Qualifications:
AA Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Science or Computer Technology or the equivalent in formal military or industrial training is preferred.
General and computer aided electronics drafting and design documentation skills.
Planning, teaching, organizing and writing skills.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, monthly paid, exempt 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.
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In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.