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Electrical Engineer -Safety Systems
Job ID #: 11804 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Engineering Division: Engineering Division
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: 4+ years Relocation Provided: Yes



POSITION POSTED:  JULY 12, 2017
SALARY RANGE:  $75,300 - $118,900 (SE II)

The Safety System Group (SSG) of the Electrical Engineering Support Department is seeking an Electrical Engineer. The incumbent will be required to work under general supervision with the responsibilities of development, design, implementation, and maintenance of all subsystems associated with the Personnel Safety System (PSS), Machine Protection System (MPS) and Oxygen Deficiency Hazards System (ODH) used at the Jefferson Lab Facility.

Work will be performed in a team environment collaborating with engineers and technicians to design, support and maintain systems used for personnel protection from hazards associated with prompt ionizing radiation, oxygen deficiency, and systems used to protect electron accelerator components.

This engineer will translate performance requests and operational specifications into high reliability system requirements and then design, install, commission, test and maintain the system equipment to those specifications.

The incumbent will also maintain configuration control and documentation of assigned systems in accordance with JLab and DOE policies.

Support of JLAB accelerator operations including rotating on-call support during scheduled operational periods will also be required. 



BSEE (or electrical engineering related degree) + 4 years of applicable experience developing, designing, programming, installing, and testing high reliability systems is required. 

Must be able to work independently under general guidance and proactively seek solutions to meet project requirements. 

The role requires knowledge of electrical and electronic theory and the ability to collaborate with engineers, technicians, electricians, designers, and other staff. The ability to develop requirements, specifications, documentation, procedures and oversight of installation and testing of high reliability equipment used for personnel safety is required.

The control hardware of managed systems employs industrial safety PLCs, custom FPGA boards as well as analog and digital circuits. Experience with application and programming of PLCs, FPGAs or HMI interface systems and/or SCADA system is strongly desired. 

Experience with distributed control systems and industrial networking is strongly desired.

Must have a demonstrated background in system engineering principles and the ability to apply critical thinking, operational principles, and knowledge of electronic and electrical theory to accomplish engineering design tasks.

Familiarity with VME or other bus structured systems and experience with computer aided engineering electronic design tools and methodology for system documentation is desired.

Familiarity with accelerator technology, components, and theory is a plus.



Ability to perform complex and/or varied tasks

Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore and implement alternative solutions

Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and systems and develop models

Capable of analytic and deductive reasoning



Ability to get across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas

Ability to stoop, bend over and climb ladders

Ability to carry up to 40 lbs.

Ability to access and work in confined spaces

Ability to work on a computer for extended periods

Visual capabilities to use computer workstations, read drawings and documents, make field observations, and see safety alarms

Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

Physically able to access and work in accelerator underground enclosures

Ability to obtain Radiation worker and ODH worker qualification

Must be able to work from man-lifts and ladders at heights above 10 feet

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA/Jefferson Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the Lab's equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

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