Sr. Controls Engineer - Motion Controls Systems and Instrumentation
Job ID #: 427
Full Time - Term
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Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U. S. Department of Energys Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied sciencefrom the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3, 000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4, 000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.
NSLS-II will support the nations scientific mission by providing the most advanced tools for discovery class science in condensed matter and materials physics, chemistry, and biology science that ultimately will enhance national and energy security and help drive abundant, safe, and clean energy technologies. NSLS-II will fuel major advances in materials that will enable new energy technologies such as nanocatalyst-based fuel cells; the widespread, economical use of solar energy; the use of high temperature superconductors in a high capacity and high reliability electric grid; advanced electrical storage systems for transportation and harnessing intermittent renewable energy sources; and the development of the next generation of nuclear power systems.
This position provides expert support for motion control, anxillary I/O, end station instrumentation, and detector integration for the construction of NSLS-II beamlines.
Responsibilties including providing the lead support for the design, implementation, integration, and commissioning of instrumentation for the beam lines and experimental end stations. The successful candidate is required to provide expert motion control using the Delta Tau motion controllers, PLC programming in the Allen Bradley PLCs, detector integration using area Detector, and integration of all signals into EPICS.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
+ BS degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related discipline
+ Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience
+ Knowledge of industrial instrumentation and motion control solutions
+ Ability to tuning and troubleshoot motor controls
+ Knowledge of programming in C/C++/Python
+ Software development in UNIX
+ Knowledge of instrumentation, PLCs, or industrial controls
+ Ability to work with a diverse group of technical team members.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
+ Demonstrated skills in EPICS V3 and RTEMS/vxWorks
+ Knowledge of the Delta Tau motor controller and Allen Bradley PLC programming
+ Experience in data acquisition
The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate grade level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills he or she brings to the position, as well as the amount of relevant experience.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes but is not limited to:
+ Medical Plans
+ Dental Plans
+ Life Insurance
+ 401(k) Plan
+ Retirement Plan
+ On-site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits.
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