The Electronics Systems Group (ESG) provides detectors and camera systems for theAdvanced Light Source(ALS), the leading soft x-ray synchrotron in the world, theNational Center for Electron Microscopy(NCEM), and other Light Sources and Synchrotrons worldwide. The ESG also provides technical support and engineering solutions for the LBNL Superconducting Magnet Facility, Nuclear Science Division, and the Physical Sciences Division. The matrix structure of the LBNL Engineering Department provides the opportunity to work independently and in teams and to experience a wide range of technical challenges in many scientific disciplines.
Under general instruction, the Electronic Engineering Associate will provide moderately complex and varied technical support for Detector and Superconducting Magnet Data Acquisition instrumentation. You will focus on detector systems, electronics fabrication and testing in the ESIE Electronic System group at LBNL. Assignments will include CCD and CMOS sensor camera fabrication and testing, Superconducting Magnet test facility support, system documentation, and procurements for scientific applications.
Under general instructions, apply standard principles, theories, and/or concepts of basic engineering/ scientific concepts and practices to support multifunctional electronic design and coordination for implementation of experimental apparatus, equipment, systems, or facilities.
Assists in 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.
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 amount agreed prior to start of work.
Read and interpret schematics, sketches, parts lists, component layout diagrams, assembly, maintenance, calibration and operating manuals.
Perform general troubleshooting and repair of a variety of electronics circuits, including SCR and IGBT based switching devices. Diagnose and correct complex component, circuitry, module or system malfunctions.
Perform Quality Assurance tests on devices, such as Hi-Pot, sequential R, and Impulse test on inductive devices to validate compliance with technical specifications.
Select appropriate components, packaging enclosures and manufacturing techniques and procedures. Implement appropriate codes and standards associated with the trade.
Assist in the design of general electronics equipment or systems; provide design details where lacking and recommend modifications to engineering designs as required.
Assembly and test of CCD and CMOS Sensor camera systems. Under general guidance will learn to diagnose system issues and repair hardware to meet system specifications.
Interact with a broad range of engineers, scientists, graduate students and post-docs, technicians and administrative staff.
Maintain all required training records up to date.
May supervise and provide daily guidance to students and interns.
Knowledge equivalent to Bachelor's Degree in functional specialty closely aligned with relevant program and extensive related professional technical experience preferred.
Experience with analog and digital circuit design and electronic systems.
Solid foundation in CAD design techniques, design rules and specifications.
Working knowledge of design methods and coordination implementation of technical projects, or operational assignments from beginning to end, using project management principles.
Demonstrated knowledge of electronics circuit and system design, testing and troubleshooting.
Ability to obtain and maintain Level 1 Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW1) status as required by LBNL.
Demonstrated ability to pro-actively develop and implement solutions to a variety of technical problems.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively within a diverse team.
Effective oral and written communications skills sufficient to interact effectively with scientists and engineers in defining goals and contributing to their realization and to document, present, and summarize results of research and development activities.
Proficient in basic computer skills, i.e. MS Word, Excel, Project.
Excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
Knowledge of electrical safety principles and practices.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience coding with LabView or LabWindowsCVI.
Relevant technical certification desired.
Experience with Schematic Capture and PCB Layout tools, i.e. OrCAD, DxDesigner, Xpedition, PADS.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time 2-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
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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