Electrical Engineer

Date: Mar 28, 2024

Location: Oakridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 12778 

Overview:

We are seeking an Electrical Engineer who will focus on electrical engineering design, installation, and troubleshooting associated with the rapidly growing field of stable isotope enrichment. This position resides in the Plasma Enrichment Deployment and Engineering Group in the Plasma Enrichment Science and Engineering Section, Enrichment Science and Engineering Division, Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

 

The Enrichment Science and Engineering Division serves the nation in two critical areas: advancing enrichment technologies and exploring stable isotope production and applications. The division uses an elite staff of scientists, engineers, and technicians with world-leading capabilities of Oak Ridge National Laboratory to deliver groundbreaking advancements with a variety of applications, from national security to life-saving medical treatments. ESED is the national steward for the research, development, and demonstration of enrichment technologies. ORNL is a recognized leader in centrifuge and electromagnetic enrichment technology. We are the stewards and dispensary of the nation’s stable isotope inventory and have a legacy dating to the late 1940s. This division integrates the full enrichment process from chemical synthesis of feed materials through fabrication of the custom physical forms needed to support the user communities.

 

You will work closely with a focused group of scientists, technicians, and engineers on ambitious, fast paced technical projects in support of the DOE Isotope Program. This has been a quickly expanding program at ORNL and offers significant opportunities for professional growth. The team demonstrates a collective excitement for the important work being accomplished and values creative solutions to developing technology and processes to solve the latest challenges. Successful development and deployment of isotope separation technologies requires an acute attention to detail and continued consideration of personnel and equipment safety.

 

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Design of complex systems used for the enrichment of stable isotopes that includes integration of electromagnets, RF systems, distributed control systems, AC power distribution, and DC low and high voltage systems
  • Electrical design using SolidWorks, AutoCAD and other computer-aided design packages
  • Preparation of drawing packages for fabrication and procurement
  • Document/record management and revision control
  • Preparing parts lists and Bills of Materials
  • Collaboration with engineers, scientists, designers and technicians
  • Coordinating hands-on assembly, functional testing, and troubleshooting of complex systems
  • Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
  • Deliver ORNL’s mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace – in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • A BS in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline and a  minimum of 8 years of relevant experience 
  • Experience installing and troubleshooting complex electrical systems
  • Experience with network distributed controlled systems with multiple communication protocols (such as RS232, TCP/IP)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory.
  • Ability to function well in a production-style environment and the transition from research and development to production including good configuration control and communication

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs.
  • Electrical Engineering experience in research and/or production environments
  • Experience leading a team of technicians in the installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting of highly integrated equipment with remote controlled systems
  • Proficiency with 3D SolidWorks computer-aided design software is a plus
  • Experience designing and supporting low-voltage measurements systems in an electrically noisy environment
  • Experience with radiofrequency (rf) systems
  • Experience with high voltage and high-current DC systems
  • Experience with electromagnets
  • Experience with LabView
  • Experience with ac power distribution <600 V
  • Experience with accelerator and/or mass spectrometer technology, vacuum systems, ion sources, ion beam optics
  • Familiarity with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), NFPA70E, and NRTL requirements

 

Special Requirements:

Q or L Clearance:

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.

Benefits at ORNL:

ORNL offers competitive pay and benefits programs to attract and retain talented people. The laboratory offers many employee benefits, including medical and retirement plans and flexible work hours, to help you and your family live happy and healthy. Employee amenities such as on-site fitness, banking, and cafeteria facilities are also provided for convenience. Other benefits include: Prescription Drug Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Contributory Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Disability Benefits, Generous Vacation and Holidays, Parental Leave, Legal Insurance with Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Wellness Programs, Educational Assistance, Relocation Assistance, and Employee Discounts.

 

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.

 

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

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If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

 

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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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.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.


If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.


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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