Associate Neutral Beam Electrical Engineer
Requisition # 2018-9524
Department PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Provide assistance to Heating Systems engineers with the design, fabrication, installation,
operation, and maintenance of complex plasma heating systems including high power, high
voltage power supplies. Operate, inspect, repair, troubleshoot and maintain associated and
supporting Electrical and Electronic subsystems and test equipment utilizing standard techniques,
procedures, and criteria. Provide coverage for experimental operations. Perform engineering and operations work under supervision, receiving specific instructions about required tasks and expected results. May be assisted by members of Technical Support Staff. Support other Engineering Department duties as requested. Ensure compliance with laboratory Integrated Safety Management (ISM) principles and ES&H requirements.
- Provides general Electrical Engineering and operations support for Neutral Beam
electrical, electronic, and control systems and components. Combines design, testing,
fabrication, installation, maintenance, and operations duties. Involves work on low level
electronics equipment, High Voltage Power Systems, and electromechanical systems,
electronics, and fiber optic telemetry. May perform maintenance and operations
activities across other disciplines, including mechanical, vacuum and cryogenic systems.
Supports other Engineering Department engineering duties as needed.
- Uses some independent judgment in applying standard engineering knowledge,
techniques, and formulae to create and interpret designs, calculations, drawings,
sketches, and documents, offering creative solutions in solving engineering, technical,
cost, space usage, schedule, and other standard project problems. Takes direction from
Neutral Beam Electrical Section Head to produce work requiring accuracy, quality, and
timeliness. Generates and follows complex procedures to design, test, fabricate, install,
maintain, and operate various electrical and mechanical systems in support of
experimental devices and machines.
- Maintain applicable training and qualification. May oversee the work of Technical
Support Staff to accomplish project goals and objectives.
- Maintain knowledge of, support, and consistently apply laboratory Integrated Safety
Management (ISM) principles and ES&H requirements. Encourages others to be safety
conscious and observe safety rules including use of safety equipment. Reviews work for
environmental impact. Complies with ES&H Directives, DOE Orders and OSHA
- General housekeeping, logistics, and industrial construction activities. Maintenance of
organization and cleanliness of work areas.
- Provide support for Engineering Department duties as required.
- Electrical or Electronics Engineering BS degree with 2+ years of experience. Relevant experience required includes testing, repair and assembly of electronic assemblies and/or industrial electrical/electromechanical system operation and maintenance. Heating Systems or equivalent research/experimental operations experience is preferred.
- Proficient 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.
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
Standard Weekly Hours
Eligible for Overtime
Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)
Physical Capacity Exam Required
Valid Driver's License Required
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