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Under the general supervision of the Cory Hall Machine Shop Engineering Technical Supervisor, the electrician is responsible to provide professional electrical services and engineering development and maintenance support of the facilities and equipment of the Berkeley Marvell NanoLab and for faculty research and instructional laboratories and support spaces within the College of Engineering and for other campus and inter-campus departments and College of Engineering faculty research and instructional laboratories and support spaces. The machine shop electrician provides the electrical service, equipment connections and equipment/computer cabling of semiconductor processing, micro/nanofabrication, and a wide range of specialized laboratory research and instructional equipment. The NanoLab is a unique 15,000 sq. ft. ultra-clean, particle-free facility that provides access to and supports over 170 pieces of micro/nanofabrication equipment which serve the research needs of more than 500 researchers. The College of Engineering supports over 230 active faculty and more than 1900 graduate researchers in more than one hundred custom faculty research laboratories.
In addition, the machine shop electrician provides electrical support of various specialized laboratory utilities, such as deionized water, compressed specialty gases, building wide nitrogen, oxygen, and argon distribution, heating ventilating and air conditioning, cooling water and waste process systems. Coordination of all utility requirements to prevent conflict is key. Since electrical services often have the most stringent code compliance requirements, the machine shop electrician often provides oversight and coordination of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and computer connections to laboratory equipment. The College of Engineering laboratories and the specialized NanoLab micro/nanofabrication facility are among the most complex, costly, and technically demanding research facilities. Included in the mission of the Cory Hall Machine Shop is supporting these operations.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: September 2, 2022 - Open Until Filled
30% Equipment Support
Plan, coordinate, and carry out electrical connections for semiconductor processing, micro/nanofabrication, and other specialized laboratory equipment.
Requires close coordination with graduate researchers, faculty principal investigator, building manager, inspectors, and campus and outside service providers.
Specialized equipment includes thin film deposition and etch systems; thermal processing furnaces; photolithography coat, develop, and exposure tools; analytical systems for measuring thin films and material properties; packaging tools including dicing saws, wire, wafer and flipchip bonders; and, ancillary support equipment such as chillers, vacuum pumps and point of use treatment systems.
Research and instructional equipment includes electrical service and connection for research and instructional computers, servers and data storage systems. These systems often also have emergency power support requirements pending scope defined by Project Manager.
Equipment electrical connections includes cabling and wiring (e.g., CAT5, CAT5E CAT6, or audio-visual cabling) between various equipment and computer support and monitoring systems and between labs and computer rooms and machine rooms.
25% Specialty Systems
Plan, coordinate, and carry out electrical service and connections for wide range of specialty wiring systems such as building utility monitoring, card key access control, material monitoring, and fire alarm systems.
Specialty systems work is in coordination with Project Manager and appropriate authority having jurisdiction. For example, card key control in coordination with UCPD and Fire Alarm systems in coordination with campus fire alarm technicians and subject to pre-review, inspection, and approval by campus fire marshal.
20% Facilities Support
Plan, coordinate, and carry out installation of electrical services to meet the needs of laboratory, instructional, and research support spaces.
Responsible for repair and maintenance of electrical services in laboratory, instructional, and research support spaces.
All tasks coordinated with shop supervisor and campus approved Project Managers.
Perform electrical load analysis and verify utility conditions insure compatibility with design intent as defined by Project Manager.
Update panel schedules and label all devices in field. Coordinate with Project Manager to insure completion of all inspections as required by Berkeley campus inspection office.
Work to comply with mandated Berkeley campus and State code compliance as defined by campus electrical inspectors.
15% Design, Planning, and Documentation
Using CAD tools and hand drawings design and develop schematic diagrams and working drawings for electrical services and connections as required.
Provide information and schematics to permit office for campus update and maintenance of building plans.
All tasks coordinated with shop supervisor, project manager, and any impacted academic units to insure work does not interfere with instructional schedules.
Coordinate with shop supervisor to develop time and material estimates for projects and assignments.
Use the Machine Shop Jobs Management System to maintain up-to-date records of projects and assignments, track and document job status, and record service time and material costs associated with tasks.
10% Machine Shop Support and Maintenance
Machine shop electrical support includes the coordination and installation of electrical connections for all machine shop equipment, such as but not limited to, computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines and lathes, saws, grinders, drill presses, welding machines, and dust collectors. In coordination with shop supervisor and other shop personnel, design and support fabrication of hardware modifications and custom parts for electrical services and tool installations.
Develop, monitor, and maintain electrical parts inventory, storage area, and machine work areas. The machine shop is a shared work environment that requires that all employees do their part to help maintain a clean and organized workspace.
Assist in the development of and follow standard operating procedures and best-known methods for safety and to prevent injuries.
Practice and comply with safe working practices to assure personal safety and safety of colleagues and researchers.
Understand and work within guidelines to protect the environment.
Participate in training and development as defined by shop supervisor for safe and improved work performance.
Journeyman level Electrician with 5 years' experience.
Low voltage cable connection experience.
Estimating skills for materials and labor for electrical services and equipment connections. Communication skills.
Computer skills including equipment control.
Design, documentation, drawing, and layout skills.
Electronic and mechanical skills.
State of CA Electrician License
Class B California Driver License
Experience in semiconductor processing and nanotechnology equipment support.
Experience with heating/ventilation/air conditioning, facilities and utilities support.
Demonstrated knowledge of the interrelationship of building wide systems.
Ability to operate numerically controlled milling machines, lathes, saws, hand tools.
Ability to design and make working drawings using CAD software.
Demonstrated knowledge of MSDS corrosive/toxic chemicals and gases.
Working knowledge of OSHA regulations.
Salary & Benefits
This is a non-exempt, 100% FTE career position; the base hourly rate is $51.53.
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Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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