Power Conversion Engineer

Requisition # 2022-15932
Date Posted 2 months ago(12/7/2022 12:34 PM)
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Category
Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time

Overview

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, a world-leading fusion energy research center under contract with the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), invites applications for an Experimental Power Systems Power Conversion Engineer. Reporting to the Power Systems Group Leader, this position will provide electrical engineering design, analysis, troubleshooting, and operational support of the Field Coil Power Conversion (FCPC) systems.

 

Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!

Responsibilities

Core Duties: 

  • Provide design support, analysis and troubleshooting for the FCPC experimental power systems consisting of medium voltage ac power distribution systems, multi-megawatt ac/dc thyristor converter systems, current limiting reactors, pneumatically operated electrical isolation and grounding switches, hardwired control systems, dc current measurement systems, protection systems and pulsed dc distribution (up to 6 kV).
  • During experimental operations, act as the point of contact for the FCPC power system and make operational decisions regarding the power system.
  • Provide engineering expertise in troubleshooting the FCPC systems.
  • Recommend and oversee the implementation of maintenance activities, procedures, and system improvements.
  • Act as cognizant individual of all FCPC system drawings, schematics and technical procedures.

Qualifications

Education and Experience: 

  • BS Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology preferred.
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in the design and operation of high power electrical and electronic systems in an industrial or scientific research environment is preferred.
  • Experience with power systems typical of fusion or similar experimental devices including ac distribution, ac/dc conversion, dc distribution, instrumentation & control, protection, and grounding is highly desirable.
  • Experience in the preparation of technical documentation such as operational, maintenance and installation procedures and electrical schematics is a plus.
  • Ability to interface effectively with a wide range of scientific and technical personnel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of LOTO and electrical safety as per NFPA 70E is desirable. 

Working Conditions: 

  • Mostly office based. 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS


Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.

Standard Weekly Hours

40.00

Eligible for Overtime

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Probationary Period

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

No

Physical Capacity Exam Required

No

Valid Driver's License Required

No

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