Instrumentation Mechanical Technician

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Engineering Division has an immediate opening for an Instrumentation Mechanical Technician to join the team.


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.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • 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.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • 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.


Required Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Welding/Brazing/Soldering experience.

  • Vacuum experience.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes:

  • 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.

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.


Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

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