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Controls Engineer I/II - Engineering/Physicist Accelerator I/II

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Work type: Support Staff
Personnel Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Pay Grade: 12
Major Administrative Unit / College: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams
Department: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams 10049299
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Engineers/Architects, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Working/Functional Title

Controls Engineer I/II

Position Summary

All experience levels will be considered and hired into the corresponding MSU Pay Grade Level. This position will be hired at a level I or II depending on qualifications and experience. 

Purpose

The Controls Engineer II will  design, develop, document, deploy and support the FRIB EPICS/PLC-based control systems, as well as required instrumentation and motor controls, supporting commissioning and operation.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Manage the design, documentation, programming, and installation of EPICS/PLC-based control systems 
  • Manage the preventive maintenance, repair and parts management for assigned equipment, keeping records of maintenance tasks and results 
  • Determine ways to optimize logic or systems without making overly complex 
  • Foresee any potential problem areas and notify line manager 
  • Interface with operations and commissioning teams to provide prompt support 
  • Stay current with EPICS/PLC technologies to keep FRIB control systems up-to-date, and continually strive to improve productivity, efficiency, quality, and uniformity 
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties in this job classification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General knowledge of PLC-based controls system, associated hardware/software, and implementation guidelines
  • Ability and skill to program, test, and troubleshoot general PLC programs for Allen Bradley ControlLogix, GuardLogix, CompactLogix, and/or CompactGuardLogix PLCs
  • Skill to develop and maintain electrical drawing with AutoCAD
  • Ability to lead engineers or technicians to fabricate, install, test, and troubleshoot electronic systems
  • Ability to develop a small-scale PLC-based controls system from end-to-end (from design to test)
  • Excellent communication skills to communicate effectively and credibly, both verbally and in writing with all audiences.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

All experience levels will be considered and hired into the corresponding MSU Pay Grade Level. This position will be hired at a level I or II depending on qualifications and experience.

The MSU Classification requirements for an APA 10:

Bachelor’s degree in Systems or Computer Science; or Engineering or Physics, with coursework in Systems or Computer Science; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in electronics, mechanical and/or electrical drafting and fabrication techniques, or computer programming in one or more languages used by the NSCL; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The MSU Classification requirements for an APA 12:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Physics; three to five years of progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in fabrication techniques, cryogenic systems, electronics, mechanical and electronic drafting and computer systems; and may require experience in the use of CAD and/or related engineering systems, including file transfer; experience in the use of exotic metals, including knowledge of their properties, in the fabrication and assembly of sophisticated research equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Systems or Computer Science; or Engineering or Physics, with coursework in Systems or Computer Science; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in electronics, mechanical and/or electrical drafting and fabrication techniques, or computer programming in one or more languages used by the NSCL; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience in controls design, including safety, PLC installations, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Experience with Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC’s, GuardLogix, Compact GuardLogix, board level troubleshooting, and AutoCad
  • Experience with the EPICS controls systems

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Please provide a cover letter, resume and three professional references. 

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Work Hours

STANDARD 8-5

Website

frib.msu.edu

Bidding eligibility ends 10/4/2022 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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