Senior Engineer FRIB/NSCL-Continuing at Michigan State University in EAST LANSING, Michigan

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

Job no: 737203

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams

Department: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams 10049299

Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Engineers/Architects, Continuing System Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Senior Process Controls Integration Engineer

Position Summary

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking outstanding engineers to develop approaches for process control of the FRIB accelerator and associated beamline systems. The advertisement will yield one hire as a Senior Process Controls Integration Engineer and we want you to apply!

The successful candidate will be expected to specify designs, documentation, and development strategies for Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)-based control systems. The controls system used at FRIB is based on Allen-Bradley hardware and EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System) open software tools. The candidate will be responsible for analyzing the subsystem requirement, propose technical solutions, implement the end-to-end solution, hand over to the operation staff, and provide continuous support as needed.

Candidates are expected to hold an advanced degree in Engineering or a related field. Candidates must also have 10+ years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. We are especially interested in candidates who are a nationally recognized leader in their field of expertise.

Major Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage and support installation and operations, and facilitate the work of commissioning and operations teams [25%]

  • Develop the architecture for controls systems and applications and implement the EPICS/PLC-based controls system [25%]

  • Implement and maintain PLC-based controls systems including required instrumentation [20%]

  • Provide continuous support and improvement of controls systems including the preventive maintenance and parts management keeping records of maintenance tasks and results [5%]

  • Interface with operations and commissioning teams to provide prompt support [5%]

  • Foresee any potential problem areas and notify line manager [5%]

  • Propose guidelines for FRIB EPICS/PLC-based controls system implementation to improve productivity, efficiency, quality, and uniformity, and ensure adherence to the guidelines [10%]

  • Collaborate with the EPICS/PLC community to keep FRIB controls system up-to-date [5%]

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Engineering or related field

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced degree with 10+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Nationally recognized leader in field of expertise

  • Ability to work with export controlled technologies

Required Application Materials

CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references

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CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Oct 13, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Oct 13, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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