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Electrical Technician

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Batavia, IL 60510
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Job Description

Open Date: May 5, 2020

Close Date: May 30, 2020

We Are

Fermilab is America's premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 50 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world.

Fermilab's Accelerator Instrumentation Department is a team-based organization that designs, tests, installs and maintains detectors, electronics and signal processing that measure the properties of high energy protons and other sub-atomic particles. We support beam instrumentation in all the accelerators and beam lines across the entire campus.

The Accelerator Division Instrumentation Department is seeking a highly motivated Electrical Technician I to assist in the fabrication, testing and maintenance of our proton accelerators and beam transport line. Beam instrumentation systems are complex data acquisition systems consisting of analog, radio frequency, digital electronics, feedback control and signal processing software. These are closely integrated with the accelerator control system to measure and monitor accelerator performance.

You Will
  • Participate in the fabrication, assembly, and installation of the cabling and electronics modules that are part of our instrumentation data acquisition systems
  • Assist in construction and assembly of electronics enclosures and cable assemblies.
  • Assist in testing and calibration of electronic assemblies and circuits.
  • Generate, or assist in generating Hazard Analyses for planned work.
  • Write and maintain procedures and other documentation for unique detector assemblies and electronics testing.
  • Perform preventive and routine maintenance on equipment, troubleshooting of problems, and repairs as needed.
  • Conduct periodic safety inspections of area of assignment and assist with the identification, packaging, and disposal of radioactive and chemical waste.
  • Procure and maintain inventories of small parts, supplies, materials, and equipment for area of assignment.

We Are Looking For
  • Associates degree or equivalent (e.g. Military) in electronics. Bachelor's degree in EET a plus but not necessary.
  • Solid understanding of basic electrical circuit components and theory including circuit analysis methods.
  • Ability to solder, use basic electronic test equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes, and signal generators), read and understand circuit schematics, and perform precision mechanical measurements (use of Vernier calipers, micrometers, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability and initiative to learn from past successes/failures and to continuously improve knowledge and skills relevant to the position.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Patience and savvy to logically approach and trouble-shoot problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills essential for safe performance of duties.
  • Basic computer skills including the use of Windows or MacOS, standard web browsers, and the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Familiarity with the safe use of hand-held power tools and hand tools.
  • Must occasionally work overtime and off-shift emergency and call-in work, as needed.
  • Experience troubleshooting down to the component level, stuffing circuit boards, and/or working with high voltage systems and components, a plus.
  • Experience in CAD and/or electrical circuit simulation software, a plus.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

Human Factors: Heavy Lifting, Mental Concentration, Sitting, Standing, Tight Work Schedule, Repetitive Motion, Visually Demanding
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Repetitive lifting of moderate weight.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders and stand for up to 4-hours per day.
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional overtime on short notice in response to operational and emergency requirements.
  • Ability to legally operate cars and light trucks.

Physical Factors: High Voltage and Oxygen Deficiency Hazard
  • Ability to meet Oxygen Deficiency Hazard (ODH) and radiation worker requirements.
  • Ability to work with epoxies, solvents, glues, and other chemicals.
  • Ability to become radiation worker certified.

Chemical Factors: Chemicals, Solvent Dust, Epoxies, Fumes, Pesticides, Combustion engines

Personal Protective Equipment: Eye/Face Protection, Foot Protection, Hand Protection, Hearing Protection, Arc-Rated Clothing, Respirators (dust masks)

Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.
Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory.
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.


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Posted: 2020-05-06 Expires: 2020-06-07

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