Job ID #:
12063 Location: Newport News, VA
Engineering Division: Engineering Division
Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
4+ years Relocation Provided: Yes
AUGUST 6, 2019
$78,400 - $123,800 (SE II)
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The Electrical Engineering department is currently seeking an RF Power Engineer.
The candidate will work on a variety of current and future projects. Reporting to the RF group leader, the candidate will be tasked with operational aspects of high power RF systems on the existing CEBAF accelerator, as well as working on the design of the RF and other related systems for a brand new Electron Ion Collider, currently in the planning stages.
This position will play a significant role moving forward as we develop specifications, requirements and conceptual designs for the future Electron Ion Collider. Experience of technical writing, either system specifications or requirements documents is therefore highly desirable. A candidate should possess a strong analytical mindset, be forward thinking and have strong communication skills.
Duties will include
Specification, design, installation and commissioning of high power and associated low level RF systems across the Lab.
Developing requirements and conceptual designs for the new Electron Ion Collider in the areas of RF power, RF controls and power conversion.
Participating in the operation of the RF systems on the CEBAF accelerator and troubleshooting when required. Some on-call work should be expected during the 24/7 accelerator run periods.
The successful candidate will lead technical staff and junior engineers to support the various RF systems currently used at the Lab including klystrons, IOTs and solid state amplifiers.
1 Education, Certifications and Experience:
a) BS + 4 years of experience.
b) A demonstrated background in high power RF system engineering principles and the ability to apply critical thinking, operational principles, and knowledge of electronic and electrical theory to accomplish engineering design tasks is desired.
c) Experience developing, designing, programming, installing, and testing high reliability systems is desired.
d) Experience in the design of particle accelerators (either superconducting electron or other type) highly desirable.
Experience of high power RF is required.
Experience of LLRF/controls interfacing between high power and low level systems is highly desirable.
Experience of power conversion is highly desirable, specifically with high voltage supplies.
Experience of RF amplifiers, in at least one of the following areas is required: Klystrons, IOTs or solid state.
- Ability to perform complex and/or varied tasks
- Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore and implement alternative solutions
- Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and systems and develop models
- Capable of analytic and deductive reasoning
- Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
- Ability to stoop, bend over and climb ladders
- Ability to carry up to 40 lbs.
- Ability to access and work in confined spaces
- Ability to work on a computer for extended periods
- Visual capabilities to use computer workstations, read drawings and documents, make field observations, and see safety alarms
- Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.
Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program. Generally, such programs include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States.