Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS SPECIALIST , Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) , to provide support (design, analysis, and operation) for physics projects aimed at PSFC's core mission of accelerating the development of fusion energy. Will support collaboration projects including the high field side current drive project at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego and SPARC project at the PSFC. Will be responsible for the RF transmitter and associated power supplies and control and for the control, maintenance, and operation of the RF systems. The RF transmitters are based on klystrons and tetrodes and utilize advanced pulsed power supplies. The application of RF power to plasmas is extremely challenging and we PSFC has a tradition of relentless innovation. Will participate in and lead design reviews; provide critical analysis and suggestions for overcoming design and operational challenges; identify process deficiencies and develop solutions; create a work environment that is conducive to teamwork and strong professional development; take projects from the conceptual stage through to completion; present results at technical conferences and publish them in peer-reviewed journals.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's/associate's degree in electrical engineering or related military training and at least two years' experience, solid knowledge of control software and CAD and circuit analysis, and excellent prioritization and project development skills. Seek a highly motivated engineer who can deliver detailed concepts and support these concepts with detailed modeling and analysis. PREFERRED : master's degree; experience with high power pulsed or cw transmitters, klystrons, or similar equipment; and experience with multi-physics simulation software (COMSOL, Microwave Studio). Job #18178
Will initially be located full-time at the PSFC, but will be required to make extended off-site visits.
Internal Number: 18178
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