Associate NB Source Operator, Electronics Technician

New Jersey, United States
03 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

An Associate NB Source Operator is able to operate and maintain the Neutral Beam Power Systems and Ion Sources. Operate, inspect, repair, troubleshoot and maintain associated and supporting subsystems and test equipment. Provide coverage for experimental operations including required overtime, night shift, and weekend coverage as needed.

Activities are performed with close supervision. Work is supervised and checked for completion by an Operations Supervisor or line management. Guidance on complex tasks is provided by more senior ranking staff.


  • Operate Neutral Beam Ion Source Power Supply local control center to monitor and adjust Neutral Beam Ion Source parameters. Operation of local control center and other controls may be for extended or irregular periods of time. Full mental concentration is required for entire duration of the operator’s shift. 30% 
  • Repair, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Neutral Beam Power Supplies, Ion Sources, associated equipment. Involves work on low level electronics equipment, High Voltage Power Systems, and electromechanical systems, electronics, and fiber optic telemetry. 30% 
  • Fabrication of electronic equipment. This work involves assembly of printed 25% 
  • circuit boards, fabrication and assembly of chassis, and field wiring of chassis, racks, and equipment.
  • Maintenance of applicable training and qualification. 5%
  • General clerical or administrative support including but not limited to: filing, note taking, document creation, equipment tracking or similar. 5% 
  • General housekeeping, logistics, and industrial construction activities. 5% 


Education and Experience: 

  • High school diploma and relevant experience, training or education. Relevant experience required includes testing, repair and assembly of electronic assemblies and/or industrial electrical/electromechanical system operation and maintenance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Intermediate use of computer software for data logging and word processing. Effective and clear communication skills. Adequate hearing and speaking for good communications, alarm annunciation, announcements, operations, troubleshooting, telephonic and electronic notification and situational awareness in a construction or industrial environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and/or electronic schematics, drawings, and sketches.
  • General mechanical knowledge and skill with hand tools for assembly and disassembly of chassis and components. Full hand, arm and leg mechanical dexterity and coordination.
  • Required to work rotating shifts, including overtime and weekends as required to support experimental operations run schedule.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Full or fully corrected vision, correct depth and color perception, occasional close work, work in low light conditions.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Continuous walking, standing or sitting.

Working Conditions: 

Potentially hazardous conditions may be encountered during activities that must be completed safely. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Repetitive motion activities, work in very awkward positions, confined space and RWP areas.
  • Bending, twisting, climbing, ladders, elevated work using harness, stairs, lifts.
  • Work on cryogenics, high voltage or radiation contaminated equipment.
  • Exposure to dust, temperature excursions, humidity, monitored low level radiation, noise, household and industrial chemicals, solvents and some fumes.
  • Working with/near/on hand tools, powered hand tools, machine shop tools and rotating equipment.
  • Working with or near moving vehicles, equipment, cranes, hoists, tractor, lifts and forklifts.
  • Routine requirements to wear protective clothing for arc flash protection, mechanical grease and oil protection, radioactive contamination

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.

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