Naval Nuclear Laboratory is looking for a Controls/Automation Engineer to join our examination equipment design team. Work with a team of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineers to develop exam equipment for use at the Naval Reactors Facility (NRF). This position will give you the opportunity to grow your control system design and problem solving skills in developing innovative, automated exam systems for use in remotely operated applications. The electromechanical equipment performs remote handling, assembly, and examination operations in the underwater and hot cell environments at NRF.
Design control systems for examination equipment from the ground up. Design, specify, and select remote motion components, build control system cabinets; and write motion control, data acquisition, and data processing programs. Develop test plans and perform testing of automation systems to determine compliance with functional requirements. Assemble all required documentation and user manuals created during the development process in order to transfer essential knowledge to customers and end users.
BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university.
BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience; or
MS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university.
Candidates should have a strong background and working knowledge of
- Object-oriented programming languages (such as C#, Visual Basic, or .NET) and
- Motion control systems development, installation, and support
Candidates should also have strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills to support work in a team environment.
Job Preferred Skills
- Experience with National Instruments test systems and LabVIEW software
- Experience with automation design
- Motion control using programmable controllers
- Hands-on troubleshooting experience
- Database design
- Graphical User Interface design