21 days old
2018-04-042018-05-04

Automation and Controls Engineer- Rockwell ControlLogix

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California 94551
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for an Automation and Controls Engineer. You will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining process control systems in the National Ignition Facility (NIF).  These systems are primarily based on the Rockwell ControlLogix family of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).  These systems control safety interlocks, vacuum systems, cooling systems, machine protection systems, pressure systems and interface with all types of instrumentation.  The systems vary from discrete control to complex automated system control.  This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate
 
This position will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
 
Essential Duties
- Develop system control strategies and applications, documenting all design and implementing software under strict configuration management.
- Develop moderately complex PLC applications for supervisory, automated processing and/or device level controls.
- Refine and manage the system requirement specifications and control system design.
- Participate in formal and informal code and design reviews.
- Maintain a close interface with the various programmatic and project elements to ensure effective teamwork and end-user communication.
-  Perform other duties as assigned.


In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Research and provide in-depth analysis to advance the architecture of the control system and lead formal code and system design reviews.
- Develop complex applications for PLCs and other suitable technologies, and deploy systems into the lab and the field.
- Develop, design, implement complex software including automation routines; develop and execute test plans, and conduct Failure Modes and Effects Analysis.

Requirements


- Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Engineering, Computer Science, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Comprehensive knowledge of, and experience in development of process control, data acquisition, and computer interfacing.
- Experience with the application, use, and programming of PLCs.
- Experience with the systems and software engineering process for generation of requirements, design documents, configuration control, and preparation of test plans and user documentation.
- Experience working effectively in a dynamic multidisciplinary environment, which includes working with scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment to present and explain technical information.


In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Significant experience with process automation.
- Advanced knowledge of Rockwell’s ControlLogix PLC family, RSView and advanced knowledge of real-time control systems. Experience with the application of various safety standards such as ANSI/ISA S-84, IEC-61508, etc.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.
 
Desired Qualifications
- Master’s degree (MS) in Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
- Experience in the use of Rockwell’s Asset Centre system for configuration and code management.
- Knowledge of robotics, instrumentation, and process engineering.

 

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