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Data Acquisition and Instrumentation Engineer - Multifunctional Equipment Integration

Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9835 


The Multifunctional Equipment Integration Group in the Buildings and Transportation Science Division (BTSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking qualified candidates to fill a technical staff position. The work in this group supports the U.S. DOE Building Technology Office and other customers by developing state-of-the-art building equipment and appliances for energy efficiency, equipment-to-grid integration, and improved life cycle climate performance.


Major Duties / Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for conducting, coordinating, and reporting complex research assignments related to energy conversion systems including (1) Data acquisition system development, (2) instrumentation, (3) process control, (4) programming. This will involve the design, fabrication, measurement, analysis, and modeling of various HVAC&R systems and components and appliances such as clothes dryers, dashwashers etc. The work will involve developing experimental setups, problem-solving, conducting experimental campaigns, and system modeling, analyzing results, and preparing technical documents and research publications. The work will also involve interacting and collaborate with research and development staff in BTSD.


Basic Qualifications:

  • You must have a B.S in Electrical Engineering, or a related field. 
  • You should possess the necessary background and experience in (a) innovating thinking and problem solving, (b) efficient in LabVIEW programing (with cDAQ a plus), (c) design and operation of experimental energy systems, and (d) knowledge of various mechanical systems and instrumentation.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with prototype development is also a plus.
  • Experience in developing new ideas and proposal writing is a plus.
  • Research and development and/or field experience with instrumentation and process control for energy systems is preferred.
  • Finally, the successful candidate should have a strong background in project management.
  • Expertise in one or multiple of the following areas is of particular interest: (a) data acquisition system, (b) process control (c) prototype development and validation.


For more information, please contact Kashif Nawaz ( or Anthony Gehl (


*Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.*


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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