Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. This position will be filled at either level 2 or 3, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. The Pulsed Field Facility (PFF) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is one of three campuses of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL). The PFF supports a user facility, develops magnet technology and advances science and technology using high magnetic fields in support of the goals and objectives of NSF and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Candidates will join the Condensed Matter and Magnet Science Group (MPA-MAG) Motor Generator Operations team with expertise in IT & controls, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering, and ideally any combination thereof.
The Motor Generator Operations team is responsible for operational readiness and performance of the ABB 1,430 MVA motor generator and its auxiliaries, as well as associated 600 MW rectifier/inverter power supply components and controls driving the premier 60-Tesla and 100-Tesla magnets. Specifically, the team is responsible for (a) delivery of power to the NHMFL user program magnets; scheduling and coordination of facilities maintenance; and troubleshooting, maintenance and upgrade of motor generator and computer-based monitoring and control systems.
R&D Engineer-Motor Generator II ($87,800 - $144,800)
R&D Engineer-Motor Generator III ($96,600 - $161,300)
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Bachelor’s degree in a relevant Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university
Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following:
Safe operation, hazard assessment and risk mitigation associated with high-voltage systems
Knowledge of and experience in application of industry specific codes and standards, such as IEEE, IEC, ANSI, NEC, NESC and OSHA
Electrical or mechanical engineering experience in utility substations, generators or variable-speed drive systems
Knowledge of Programmable Logic Control (PLC) systems
Knowledge of operational diagnostics and data acquisition/analysis
In addition to the qualifications outlined above, the R&D Engineer III level requires:
Advanced degree in a relevant Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university
Knowledge of and experience with utility-class generator systems operation, troubleshooting and maintenance
Demonstrated experience in leading, supervising, mentoring and training technical staff, as well as team building
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