Senior Research Technician (FLEXLAB)

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Research Support
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BU-Bldg Technology Urban Systems
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86366 Requisition #

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Berkeley Lab’s Building Technology & Urban Systems Division has an opening for a Senior Research Technician. The Senior Research Technician will provide multifunctional technical support to the operations of the FLEXLAB, a unique building test facility at LBNL. The individual in this role will work on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations. The incumbent will work as a wireman, carpenter, and electronics fabricator for the FLEXLAB testing facility. The position also requires familiarity and ability to troubleshoot HVAC control systems. The successful candidate will be able to collect, monitor, and analyze data in order to make recommendations on solutions.


What You Will Do:

  • Install monitoring instrumentation for entire test cells.

  • Work with FLEXLAB staff to identify and troubleshoot installation challenges.

  • Produce detailed plans and purchasing lists for new hardware and sensor installations.

  • Qualified to work on 120 VAC research equipment.

  • Provide technical guidance to other FLEXLAB employees, interns, and visiting researchers.

  • Calibrate sensors to NIST reference standards.

  • Light carpentry and mechanical system assembly related to experimental set-up.

  • Troubleshoot instrumentation issues.

  • Calculate and test scaling values for sensor installations.

  • Collect, monitor, and test data.

  • Follow ETA and Lab safety guidelines and requirements.

  • Maintain all required Lab trainings.


Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Participate in FLEXLAB team operations meetings.

  • Provide technical guidance to group members.


What is Required:

  • Two or more years of technical and/or scientific college training or equivalent experience; and two years of experience gained in building technology, data acquisition, or related field

  • Demonstrated knowledge related to HVAC control systems and ability to troubleshoot complex systems.

  • Ability to collect, monitor, and test energy and environmental data, e.g., temperature sensors

  • Experience and ability to assist in fabricating, assembly, debugging and troubleshooting of research equipment

  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and deliver output on time with general supervision.

  • General carpentry and fabrication skills including design, layout, and power tool use.

  • Experience with AC and DC electrical systems up to 300 volts.

  • Ability to work efficiently and productively both independently and in a team setting.

  • Ability to gauge project scope and timeline and work with minimal guidance to meet project deliverables and deadlines.

  • Experience with standard office spreadsheet and word processing software

  • Analytical and communication skills sufficient to troubleshoot discrepancies in data results and make routine recommendations on solutions.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field and two years of engineering technical experience or equivalent.

  • Experience with CAD drafting software


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes:

  • This is a full time career appointment.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • 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.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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.


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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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