Process Control Engineer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tracy, CA 95376

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 multiple openings for a Process Control Engineer to contribute to the development and implementation of distributed process control systems for the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) program and facilities at LLNLs Site 300. You will be responsible for developing and implementing control system applications for a variety of experimental systems using programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and general-purpose computers, producing system documentation and participating in design review, leveraging the controls expertise within the WCI Engineering teams, and ensuring the reliability, safe operation, and continuing advancement of Site 300 facilities. These positions are in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions 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
- Contribute to the development of applications for supervisory, automated processing and/or device level controls.
- Debug and troubleshoot moderately complex to complex HW/SW subsystems either independently or in conjunction with engineering staff.
- Document all designs and implement software under configuration management.
- Refine and manage the system requirement specifications and control software design.
- Participate in formal and informal code and design reviews.
- Interact with the various programmatic and project elements to ensure effective teamwork and end-user communication.
- Use independent judgment to determine methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria and recommend improvements/processes as appropriate.
- 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, including conducting Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEAs) and leading formal and informal design reviews.
- Develop and deploy complex applications in Wonderware, ISA S88 framework, and other suitable technologies for PCs, PLCs and PACs, including training operations personnel on their use.
- Utilize advanced knowledge to design, develop, and deploy complex software in a multidisciplinary environment develop and execute test plans.

- Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education and related experience..
- Experience developing embedded controls, data acquisition, and computer interfacing.
- Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with the application, use, and programming of distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitions (SCADA) systems.
- 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 team environment, which includes working with scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers.
- Familiarity with tools used for troubleshooting electrical systems (oscilloscopes, multimeters, etc.).
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Advanced knowledge or certification in developing for Modicon PLCs, Wonderware InTouch, Wonderware System Platform, or ISA S88 framework.
- Experience in object-oriented programming design and languages (e.g., C++, Java, C#) and with software programming in configuration management environments (e.g., SVN, Git).

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL. Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration.LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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