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Requisition # 2024-19325
Date Posted 5 days ago(6/18/2024 8:16 AM)
Under the supervision of the Manager Facilities & Maintenance, the BAS Specialist will be responsible for Building Automation Systems (BAS) monitoring/alarm management, incident coordination, system diagnostics, programming, and system maintenance. Additional support for security and fire systems. The technician will coordinate with other groups within the Department and throughout the Laboratory to ensure long-term, safe, and efficient operation of the Siemens building automation system and end devices. Develops innovative solutions to enhance or enable controls of lab-wide systems. BAS Specialist will be responsible for Building Automation Systems (BAS) monitoring, programming, and troubleshooting of sitewide control systems. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory...
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2024-19289
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(6/12/2024 9:20 AM)
Under the supervision of the Shop Supervisor and Lead the facilities general mechanic will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of the facilities infrastructure. This includes repairing walls, floors, doors, windows ceilings, carpentry, locksmithing and firestopping. Additional responsibilities for snow removal and assisting with furniture/lab moves as needed. General Maintenance Technician will be responsible for the installation, preventative maintenance, and repair of facilities infrastructure. Complete building maintenance and repair of ceilings, floors, locks, doors, roofs, walls, and snow removal. This position will also support the other maintenance trade shops with additional support. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by...
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2024-18719
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(6/11/2024 4:31 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory currently uses two (2) large, stored energy, Motor-Generators, each Generator rated at 450 MVA, to supply power to the various experimental loads in support of National Spherical Torus Experiment – Upgrade (NSTX-U) operations. Each motor-generator is driven by a 15,000 horsepower (HP) electrical induction motor rated at 13.8 KV. The motor-generator technician will provide support for all maintenance, testing, repairs, upgrades, installations, modifications and troubleshooting of the motor generators and their associated subsystems.  A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of...
Department
PPPL Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2023-17492
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(6/10/2024 10:20 AM)
This position is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the PPPL electrical safety program, consistent with Laboratory Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) policies and US Department of Energy requirements. The objective of this program is to limit the risks to employees, the general public, the environment, and equipment by the identification, evaluation, and control of electrical hazards and training of employees. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy — a clean, safe, and virtually limitless energy source. With an eye on the future and in response to national priorities,...
Department
PPPL ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Public Safety, Security, and Emergency Services
Requisition # 2024-19265
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(6/7/2024 11:22 AM)
Under the direction of a supervisor, provides specialized security, fire protection, emergency medical care, and other protective services. Performs investigations and documents the results. Responsibilities of this position occur in all weather conditions and potential hazardous environments created by emergency situations. During emergency events, may be required to assume a position in the Incident Command System. Must maintain personal physical standards required to meet the potentially rigorous challenges of this position.A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy — a clean, safe, and virtually...
Department
PPPL ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Public Safety, Security, and Emergency Services
Requisition # 2024-19169
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(6/5/2024 10:33 AM)
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has an opening for a Senior Industrial Hygienist to support the Occupational Safety and Health Division. This position will serve as PPPL’s senior Industrial Hygienist professional within the Laboratory as well as provide mentorship and guidance on the identification, recognition, and mitigation of chemical and physical stressors in the workplace as well as during field activities on assigned projects. The position will be responsible for assisting in the maintenance, and execution of the PPPL Industrial Hygiene program, consistent with Laboratory Environment, Safety, and Health, federal and contractual requirements. As a senior industrial hygienist, this position will specialize in protecting the health and safety of workers in laboratory and...
Department
PPPL ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Environment and Sustainability
Requisition # 2024-18736
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(6/5/2024 9:42 AM)
PPPL is seeking to fill an Environmental Technician position. The Environmental Technician performs technical tasks for waste management support to the Laboratory. The waste management areas will focus on hazardous, universal, medical, and low-level radioactive wastes, asbestos management, spill prevention, and cleanup programs following prescribed work methods and/or explicit instructions. Performs light and routine maintenance on assigned tools, equipment, and apparatus. The position is predominantly field activities based with limited office activities. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy — a...
Department
PPPL ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Environment and Sustainability
Requisition # 2024-19207
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(5/28/2024 10:03 AM)
The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of facility infrastructure projects, ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, commitments, and goals. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party resources (such as Architects, Engineers, and consultants) in order to deliver projects according to plan. The PM is expected to frequently engage with end user(s), PPPL, and DOE stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate awareness of project status and performance. The PM manages the full life cycle of assigned projects and assures that these projects are completed in accordance with PPPL and DOE policies, programs and procedures. The PM will provide...
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2024-19206
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(5/28/2024 9:31 AM)
Participate in the design, development, implementation and operation of state-of-the-art instrumentation and control systems in support of a wide range of current and future projects at PPPL. Participate in the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of electronics systems for instrumentation and control. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy — a clean, safe, and virtually limitless energy source. With an eye on the future and in response to national priorities, PPPL also has begun a strategic shift from a singular focus on fusion energy to a multi-focus approach that includes...
Department
PPPL Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Length of Term Appointment
C-12 Months
Requisition # 2024-19190
Date Posted 1 month ago(5/24/2024 12:12 PM)
The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of facility infrastructure projects, ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, commitments, and goals. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party resources (such as Architects, Engineers, and consultants) in order to deliver projects according to plan. The PM is expected to frequently engage with end user(s), PPPL, and DOE stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate awareness of project status and performance. The PM manages the full life cycle of assigned projects and assures that these projects are completed in accordance with PPPL and DOE policies, programs and procedures. The PM will provide...
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2024-19170
Date Posted 1 month ago(5/22/2024 11:59 AM)
The Industrial Safety Specialist will serve as a point of contact between the Plasma Science and Technology Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Division. They provide technical support, consultation to support various PPPL’s safety program elements. As a member of the Occupational Safety & Health team, you will be responsible for Laboratory personnel and other safety members in maintaining and monitoring various occupational safety programs. These program elements include but are not limited to policy and procedural compliance and tracking, safety and health program management, injury reporting analysis, and safety training.As the Industrial Safety Specialist, you will conduct task-specific job safety analyses for work performed in various industrial and mechanical...
Department
PPPL ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Environment and Sustainability
Requisition # 2024-19158
Date Posted 1 month ago(5/21/2024 1:53 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) seeks to fill an Associate Research Physicist position based at DIII-D, in San Diego, CA. This position directly targets one of the largest gaps in predictive modeling for scenario development for fusion power plants (FPPs) and ITER - the interplay between edge neutral fueling and plasma transport that leads to the formation of the H-mode pedestal. The position will leverage state of the art diagnostics and simulation tools to improve understanding of particle, impurity, and thermal transport in the H-mode pedestal. Several new neutral diagnostic systems have been installed on DIII-D by PPPL and other researchers with the intent of understanding the role that neutrals play in coupling the outer region of the confined plasma, the pedestal,...
Department
PPPL Tokamak Expermntl Science
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-19164
Date Posted 1 month ago(5/21/2024 1:43 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is seeking to fill an Associate Research Physicist position in the Theory Department. The successful candidate will conduct research on turbulent and neoclassical transport in stellarators. The successful candidate will develop computational tools for the effective evaluation and study of neoclassical and turbulent fluxes of particles and energy in stellarators, and will use these tools to propose strategies to control energy losses and impurity accumulation in stellarators. The successful candidate will contribute to PPPL’s mission by strengthening our knowledge of neoclassical and turbulent processes in stellarators, and by using this knowledge to develop computational tools to evaluate neoclassical and turbulent transport efficiently and...
Department
PPPL Theory
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Length of Term Appointment
F-36 Months
Requisition # 2024-18387
Date Posted 1 month ago(5/20/2024 9:14 AM)
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is seeking an Alternating Current (AC) Power Electrical Engineer with experience in design, procurement, commissioning, operation, and management of electrical AC power systems and associated equipment to join our staff in the Facilities Engineering Division. This position will be brougnt on to the team to support and back up current AC Power operations.  The roles is responsible for the operations, performance, and maintenance of the AC power systemss and participates in the design and specification of medium and low voltage AC power distributions systems typical of large industrial facilities, overseeing the activities of engineering subcontractors, construction subcontractors and equipment suppliers. Additional activities will include the...
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2024-18731
Date Posted 1 month ago(5/17/2024 6:48 PM)
PPPL invites applications for the position of Senior Cost Estimator in support of the PPPL Project Portfolio. This Portfolio, worth ~$1.4B and growing, represents a diverse range of efforts from new construction and infrastructure to the design, fabrication, and assembly of experimental scientific/research Projects. We recognize that successful project estimating is crucial to the success of our projects and our mission. The purpose of this position is to strengthen and develop new cost-estimating capabilities within PPPL’s Project Management Office in support of the PPPL Project Portfolio which includes efforts ranging from new construction and infrastructure to the design, fabrication, and assembly of experimental scientific/research Projects, as well as modifications of existing...
Department
PPPL Project Management
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2023-16272
Date Posted 1 month ago(5/16/2024 5:16 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion, the processes that power the stars, as an energy source for the world. The Engineering Directorate at PPPL is a multidisciplinary team focused on developing the engineering designs for, and advancing the state-of-the-art of, magnetic confinement plasma physics research devices around the world. We specialize in diagnostics, high-field magnets,...
Department
PPPL Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2024-19096
Date Posted 1 month ago(5/14/2024 1:41 PM)
PPPL is seeking a Warehouse and Receiving Clerk who will coordinate and organize long-term and short-term storage in laboratory warehouses. The position also supports receiving functions; laboratory mail and package delivery; excess property disposition; all Material Services functions. Perform warehouse operations for stored items including furniture, records, short term storage, long term storage (Equipment and Material Held for Future Projects), and spare parts.Operate commercial motor vehicles (stake body truck), forklifts and other material handling equipment. Performs daily inspections of equipment.Provide support to laboratory staff storing and obtaining equipment and materials as needed.Prepare and maintain systems records according to regulatory requirements.Perform...
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2024-18931
Date Posted 1 month ago(5/13/2024 10:11 AM)
PPPL is seeking a lead design analyst for one year term assignment to support the National Spherical Torus Experiment - Upgrade (NSTX-U) project modification and/or design change tasks reports to and receives functional direction from the PPPL Engineering Department and is matrixed to the NSTX-U Recovery Project; the NSTX-U Project Engineer provides project direction. The lead analyst provides engineering hands-on analytical or numerical analysis support for the timely execution and completion of the assigned work in accordance with approved analysis tasks focused on validation of component or system design modifications and reviews, per PPPL policies, programs and procedures including lab wide training and Engineering Department design change control requirements. A proud U.S....
Department
PPPL Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2024-18782
Date Posted 1 month ago(5/9/2024 3:58 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world. PPPL is operated by Princeton University for the US Department of Energy (DOE). We are seeking a results-driven Construction Safety Specialist to fulfill a three-year term appointment for the Environmental, Safety & Health (ES&H) team for support and assurance on construction and major projects. This position...
Department
PPPL ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Environment and Sustainability
Requisition # 2024-19037
Date Posted 2 months ago(5/6/2024 12:42 PM)
This position will be a CAD design resource for all electro-mechanical disciplines for PPPL Projects NSTX-U, LTX, Flare and other collaboration projects, within the CAD group of the Design, Analysis, and CAD (DAC) Engineering Division using AutoCAD. No sponsorship is available for this position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy — a clean, safe, and virtually limitless energy source. With an eye on the future and in response to national priorities, PPPL also has begun a strategic shift from a singular focus...
Department
PPPL Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering

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