Berkeley Lab'sEngineeringDivision has an opening for an Electronics Technician. You will provide advanced technical support of a variety of electronics systems. You will test, evaluate, troubleshoot, repair and maintain complex electronic and electro-mechanical equipment and systems with the use of technological skills, scientific principles and mathematics.
Read and interpret schematics, sketches, parts lists, component layout diagrams, assembly, maintenance, calibration and operating manuals.
Perform general troubleshooting, repair and calibration of complex electronics or electro-mechanical circuits, on commercial and custom built equipment, instruments and systems to component level applying a high degree of technical creativity, innovation, expertise and judgement.
Run system, board and component level diagnostic routines on complex systems by following general procedures. Plan work methods, determine type of tests, select test equipment, and analyze test results to assure performance compliance with technical specifications.
Perform routine maintenance, repair and calibration of complex electronics or electro-mechanical circuits, mechanisms, equipment, instruments and systems, by applying technical concepts that requires both standard and unique methods to ensure optimum functioning of equipment.
Operate a variety of hand, power and machine tools, complex electronics systems and test equipment.
Assist in the design of general electronics equipment or systems; provide design details and recommend modifications to engineering designs as required. Generate rough sketches and drawings of electronic equipment to communicate the modifications and designs.
Provide on-the-job training to lower level or less experienced staff on matters relating to general troubleshooting, repair and calibration techniques and procedures.
Prepare formal instructional guides for repairing, calibrating and maintaining complex equipment and systems.
Broad knowledge of high voltage and high current power supplies and RF systems.
Fabricate and/or install complex electronics hardware including chassis, instruments, printed circuit boards, cables, wiring harnesses, equipment racks and consoles, and control and instrumentation cross-connect / inter-connect cabling systems.
Select appropriate components, packaging enclosures and manufacturing techniques and procedures. Implement appropriate codes and standards associated with the trade.
Substantial understanding of electronics theory, electro-mechanical, scientific principles, and mathematics. 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.
Ability to safely operate a variety of electronics test equipment including oscilloscopes, digital and analog multimeters, function generators and pulse generators.
Work experience performing general troubleshooting, repair and calibration of complex electronics.
Ability to exercise independent judgment to successfully accomplish assignments.
General knowledge of equipment design procedures and techniques.
General personal computer application skills with spreadsheets, databases and word processors.
AA Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, or the equivalent in formal military or industrial training and at least three years' experience working in the electronics field.
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:
Broad knowledge of high voltage and high current power supplies and RF systems.
General electronics drafting and design-documentation skills desired.
Knowledge of NFPA 70E electrical safety work practices.
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.
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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