Electronics Engineering Associate

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Berkeley Lab’s Engineering Division has an opening for an Electronics Engineering Associate. Under general supervision and consultation with scientists and engineers, provide moderately complex and varied technical support for the Advanced Light Source upgrade project (ALS-U). You will be responsible for providing electronic design, documentation, procurement, fabrication/installation instruction, and testing of ALS-U accelerator electronic systems.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Under consultation, apply technical expertise and knowledge of standard engineering/scientific concepts and practices to provide multifunctional electronic design and coordination for implementation of experimental apparatus, equipment, systems, or facilities. Determines 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.
  • Collaborate in the specifying of electrical infrastructure including identifying AC loads, AC delivery material and methods to racks and components, and also material and methods for control cabling and wireway, conforming to National Electric Code (NEC) and LBNL standards.
  • Specify electronics equipment racks for environmental, ease of cabling, incorporating into existing infrastructure, and NEC, NRTL, and seismic compliance.
  • Maintain appropriate level of documentation for the accelerator and beamline electrical and electronic systems including design proposals, specifications, installation instructions, and schematics for ALS-U conforming to ALS, LBNL, and industry standards. Utilize appropriate and approved CAD tools, software programs, and procedures to complete all documentation.
  • Coordinate, specify, and purchase hardware for ALS-U related jobs by exercising judgment within defined procedures and practices, including reviewing design prints, establishing inspection criteria for product conformity and selecting materials adhering to LBNL requirements for UL listing.
  • Contribute in the management of cost and schedule for ALS-U electronic projects.
  • Provide technical input and apply standard principles, theories, and/ or concepts in the development of new methods and concepts.
  • Provide resolutions to technical problems of moderately complex scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors, providing expertise and guidance to technical personnel.
  • Maintain communication with all key project personnel, including maintaining logbooks, updating online document repositories, coordinating and/or contributing to meetings.
  • Provide Computer Aided Design (CAD).
  • Contribute in the specification of electrical needs and wiring methods, per National Electric Code..
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues for assigned accelerator and beamline systems, providing expertise and guidance to technical personnel.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • May supervise the activities of non-exempt personnel.
  • Support non-ALS projects at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) as required.
  • Contribute to the overall improvements of the CAD systems

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree in functional specialty closely aligned with relevant program and extensive related professional technical experience preferred.
  • Experience with accelerator and beamline electronic systems
  • Solid foundation in CAD design techniques, design rules and specifications; AutoCad or Orcad experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute designs and coordinate implementation of technical projects, or operational assignments from beginning to end, using project management principles.
  • Basic knowledge of electronics circuit and system design, testing and troubleshooting.
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with scientists and engineers in defining goals and contributing to their realization.
  • Proficient in basic computer skills, i.e. MS Word, Excel, Project.
  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills
  • Familiarity with Industrial type of control systems, i.e. PLCs, etc.
  • Knowledge of electrical safety principles and practices
  • Working knowledge of the National Electric Code, NFPA-70 & NFPA70E.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • AA degree in Electronics Engineering Technology or related technical training, with 4 years’ equivalent experience; knowledge equivalent to BS degree is preferred.
  • Relevant technical certification preferred.
  • Electrical power distribution.
  • Ultra-high vacuum control systems.
  • Electronic equipment and electronics enclosures.
  • High current and/or high voltage DC power supplies
  • Personnel safety and equipment interlocks.

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.
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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