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Lead Control Engineer

Foothill Ranch, California 92610 | Contract to Direct

Post Date: 10/05/2017 Job ID: 73105 Category: Instrumentation
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Job Description

We have an opening for a Lead Control Engineer for one of the world’s largest private fusion companies.  Its purpose is to deliver world-changing clean fusion energy technology as fast as possible.  In South Orange County, you will have the 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:

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

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

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