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Technical Professional Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 4740 



The Enrichment Technologies Group within the Isotopes and Fuel Cycle Technologies Division (IFCTD) seeks applications for an electrical, instrumentation and controls (EI&C) engineering position with emphasis in the areas of instrumentation hardware and software to make a significant contribution to projects involving isotope enrichment, nuclear nonproliferation, and instrumentation of mission-critical systems. The IFCTD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a leader in research, development, and deployment of technology for Isotope Enrichment,  the production and purification of radioisotopes, enhancement of nuclear nonproliferation and safeguards, reduction of threats to nuclear material at risk, and expansion of the national capabilities in radiation detection and nuclear forensics.


Major Duties / Responsibilities


This position is responsible for design and deployment of measurement and instrumentation systems for a wide variety of projects.  It requires the application of best practices in interfacing sensors to signal conditioning, data collection, and control systems.  The successful candidate will have experience with electronic design and software development.

The successful candidate will work well in a team environment, both as a contributing member and a leader as necessary.  Team members are expected to influence the direction of the project by applying their creativity and ability to develop innovative solutions in a multi-organization environment.  This position requires the flexibility to adapt to a wide variety of projects to meet the priorities of sponsoring agencies.  It will require hands-on work at times, performing tasks such as assembling systems, installing sensors, and field deployment of data collection systems.  It will require the ability to learn new software, technologies, and systems without formal training.  This position will require report writing and presentation skills, and participation in proposal writing.




Required Qualifications:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering at a minimum of 4 years applicable experience; or BS in Electrical Engineering and a minimum of 5 years applicable experience
  • Electrical sensor interfacing and signal conditioning
  • Ability to develop, document, and communicate measurement and control system designs including P&ID diagrams
  • Experience with programmable logic controllers
  • Electronic system design and development
  • Proficiency in at least one text-based programming language such as C++, Python, or Java
  • Experience with object-oriented programing
  • Ability to learn new software (with web-based training if necessary)
  • Ability to work closely with ORNL management, design engineers, and technicians
  • Electronics laboratory skills (soldering, wiring, instruments, etc.)
  • Ability to assist with assembly of prototype and/or production devices
  • The ability to clearly communicate, both verbally and in writing, to sponsoring agencies, other engineers and researchers, technicians, and craft
  • The successful candidate must also have the ability to work individually as well as in a team environment.



This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOE Q clearance
  • Certified LabVIEW Developer/Architect
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs): PLC vendors (e.g. Allen-Bradley and Siemens) and PLC HMI tools (e.g. FactoryTalk View Site Edition and WinCC)
  • Variable speed motor drives (VSDs)
  • Analog design
  • User interface design
  • Equipment layout and packaging
  • MATLAB or Python programming
  • Data analysis methods
  • Experience with an industry standard SCADA system


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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