Lead Control Engineer

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/25/17
Foothill Ranch, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Energy / Utilities
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/25/17

Tracking Code 37-270

Job Description

TAE Technologies is leveraging proprietary science and engineering to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Our core mission is to create a new source of clean energy – one that’s powered by nature’s own processes and produces no harmful byproducts. It’s what we call Friendly Fusion. Our groundbreaking work has effected industry-wide advances in accelerator and plasma physics, and acted as a catalyst for adjacent innovations based on our results. With 20 years of focused research, TAE Technologies is on a purposeful path to commercial fusion energy and pioneering sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow.

We have an opening for a Lead Control Engineer in our Foothill Ranch, CA (Orange County) location who has responsibility for managing and leading the Control Group, encompassing all aspects of experimental control and safety systems and liaising with scientists to define areas of diagnostic control and acquisition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage and lead the distributed control systems for experiments and test beds

Manage the effective deployment of LabVIEW, PLC based and Real Time control systems

Interface with physicists and scientists developing diagnostics and experimental systems

Required Skills

This position requires heightened security because of access to controlled information, and employment with Tri Alpha is contingent upon Tri Alpha either verifying U.S. person status or electing to apply for, and obtaining, any necessary licenses. Tri Alpha may choose not to apply for the license for such individuals who may require them and may decline to proceed with an application on that basis.

Required:  B.S., Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Physics

Preferred:  M.S. or above in relevant discipline

Software Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge and programming of National Instruments hardware, LabVIEW and Allen-Bradley PLC systems

Experience with VMware virtualization (ESXi) and distributed Ethernet networks would be beneficial

Required Experience

Project Experience:

At least 7-years of experience managing, developing and deploying complex distributed control systems, either on plasma experiments or similar large scale industrial, aerospace or scientific systems

Experience, understanding and development of complex distributed control systems and their programming

Ability to lead and inspire a multi-disciplinary control group

Experience managing multiple inter-related sub-systems

Other Preferred Experience:

Experience and understanding of complex multivariable control systems

Understanding complex control and actuator systems as applied to plasma control would be beneficial

Other Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Understanding of principles of high current, high voltage systems and their protection and safety

Available to work flexible and extended hours as needed

Ability to climb and stoop/bend

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