In this exciting role, you will support the Advanced Light Source, a 1.9 GeV Synchrotron Accelerator complex. You will work with the Advanced Light Source Operations, Engineering, and Scientific teams to contribute to scientific beamline equipment protection and automation engineering efforts and will apply standard engineering, scientific, and/or other technical concepts to provide technical support for the beamline equipment. You will provide functional requirements, electronic hardware, and software design, documentation, procurement, fabrication/installation instruction, test procedures, and system commissioning for the ALS Beamline Equipment Protection systems. You will also perform assignments related to operating, programming, and repairing the instrumentation, evaluating and supporting the procurement of new instrumentation, as well as troubleshooting automation systems and instruments.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
What You Will Do:
Work with engineering team members, collaborate across diverse technical fields (accelerator physics, electronics design, mechanical design, automation controls, facilities engineering) to develop specifications for synchrotron beamline equipment operation and protection.
Participate in engineering and process improvement projects to advance the scientific goals and beamline operation.
Utilize commercially available PLC-based controllers with I/O, configuration, and software development tools, such as Allen Bradley CompactLogix, to program and develop systems to operate and protect beamline and storage ring vacuum equipment.
Utilize commercial instrument manuals to determine functionality, interface, and integration into protection and control systems.
Provide project task coordination, materials procurement, systems installation coordination, and electronics circuits and systems documentation for accelerator ALS storage ring and beamline systems.
Participate in the planning, initiation, and oversight of activities in support of the fabrication and installation of protection and automation systems including selecting materials, reviewing design drawings, establishing inspection criteria for product conformity, and writing test procedures.
Using CAD tools, create and maintain an appropriate level of documentation on the accelerator and beamline electronic systems installed at the ALS based on ALS, Engineering, and industry standards.
Maintain clear communication and high levels of customer service with accelerator operations and beamline scientific staff concerning service and support issues, including instrumentation and process troubleshooting.
Participate in design reviews for the beamlines and present periodic progress reports on project effort.
Troubleshooting of protection systems, controls, and occasionally providing guidance to the Electronics Maintenance Technicians to diagnose and repair errant equipment.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
May work on other equipment protection and control systems.
May supervise the activities of nonexempt personnel.
Support non-ALS projects at LBNL.
May lead engineering team members.
What Is Required:
BS degree in Engineering (Electronics Engineering Automation Engineering preferred) with an emphasis on programmable logic controllers, instrumentation, and industrial sensors.
Minimum of 2 years experience in automation control design with technical understanding or experience with the following areas:
System controls or PLC functionality and I/O capabilities.
Working knowledge of various Industrial Controls Systems (e.g., PLC, SCADA, DCS)
Following guidelines to integrate equipment into complex systems.
Industrial sensors such as temperature, water flow and pressure.
Excellent interpersonal skills for working in a team environment.
Good organizational and record-keeping skills.
Ability to proactively develop and implement solutions to a variety of technical problems.
Effective oral and written communication skills sufficient to document, present, and summarize the results of research and development activities.
Proficiency in the use of standard Office products such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project.
Ability to work in a highly diverse setting.
Willing to occasionally work an off-shift.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Working knowledge of vacuum instrumentation.
Working knowledge of other programming languages, such as Python, C++, etc.
CAD tools such as AutoCAD, schematic capture.
Familiarity with electrical codes and electrical safety such as NEC, LOTO and NFPA 70E.
Ability to handle multiple tasks in parallel while working effectively.
A higher degree in electrical engineering or related field with 3 or more years of automation control design engineering experience. Or 8 or more years of direct automation control design engineering experience.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a 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, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
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