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Staff Elec Engineer

Company: Brookhaven Science Associates
Location: Upton
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering with specific knowledge in power electronics and feedback control systems
  • Minimum three (3) years full time relevant progressively responsible related work experience
  • Strong understanding of power electronics
  • In-depth knowledge of analog amplifiers and analog and digital electronics
  • Knowledge of or ability to complete training in programming of PLC's and understanding of essentials of relay logic
  • Clear and concise written and verbal skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office and MS Excel

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, PLC programming
  • Very knowledgeable to troubleshoot and fix analog and digital electronics down to the component level

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Incumbent will be required to become a qualified Radiation Worker and may be required to work in Radiation areas
  • Individual may be required to climb ladders and/or work in Confined Spaces


  • Valid Drivers' License
  • Dedicated and very focused individual, may be required to occasionally work off-hours, nights or weekends to support mission-critical projects

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation: Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

The Collider-Accelerator Department has an opening in the Linac/Booster/AGS Power Supply Group for an electrical engineer. The electrical engineer will be trained to maintain, upgrade and support current regulated power supplies, powering electro-magnets at Linac, Booster and AGS particle accelerators.. These power supplies will be ranging in current from +/-10 Amps, all the way to 5500 Amps, and their voltage will be ranging from +/-20 Volts up to +/-10,000 volts. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and upgrade the interfaced PLC (Programmable Logic Controler) systems
  • Understand the details of analog operational amplifiers to troubleshoot any issues down to a component level. Digital electronics are also involved regarding interlocks or interlock interfaces with the PLC's and our control system
  • Responsible for upgrading various types of power supplies. Including re-designing regulators, interlock systems and interfacing to our control system
  • Build and evaluate prototypes and models, construct and test systems/equipment, and conduct acceptance tests. May propose upgrades or improvements of the power supplies
  • Prepare for preliminary design reviews, review engineering specifications, present reports and procures power supplies
  • Responsible for the ownership of power supplies to ensure a smooth operation
  • Must have the ability to work with some independence and report to senior engineering and scientific staff for assignments, guidance, and support

Keywords: Brookhaven Science Associates, New Haven , Staff Elec Engineer, Other , Upton, Connecticut

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