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Argonne National Laboratory Controls Engineer in Lemont, Illinois

Controls Engineer

Requisition Number: 408592 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: AES-APS Engineering Support Division

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RD2 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Designs, develops, tests and verifies complex electrical, electronic and/or software systems and components. Analyzes engineering plans and projects to establish operating data and conducts experimental tests; analyzes proposals and related technical data to develop design alternatives. Interfaces with other organizations to communicate design specifications and address design and integration issues. Work may encompass a wide range of sophisticated (cross-discipline) engineering problem resolutions. Interfaces with the system customer and those responsible for development, testing, and implementation of the system and its elements ("Elements" of a system may include mechanical, electrical, or electromechanical components or subsystems; equipment within a facility; sensors, application-oriented software, and electronic data.)

Designs, develops, and maintains primarily PLC-based mission-critical safety interlock systems for the APS accelerators and beamlines. Works as an effective member of a team, working closely with other software and hardware engineers, APS beamline staff and users, and other APS personnel involved in associated activities including shared on-call duties.

  • Skills in hardware, software, and electrical design for safety interlock systems and associated control systems.
  • Considerable skills in using Allen Bradley ControlLogix and/or GuardLogix PLCs in control system design.
  • Skills in programming and troubleshooting FactoryTalk SE software.
  • Considerable skills in using Allen Bradley View Studio 5000.
  • Skills in troubleshooting hardware and software.
  • Considerable skills in control system network design and troubleshooting.
  • Skills in maintaining documentation for hardware and software applications
  • Experience with the application of functional safety standards (IEC 61508, IEC 62061, IEC 61511, ISO 13849) and the application of functional safety concepts to machine guarding and access control.
  • Experience in the development of modular PLC control programs including the development on AOIs, UDTs, Array management and state machine control.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

RD2 Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of experience; Master’s and 3+ years; Doctorate and 0 years, or equivalent.

RD3 Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and 8+ years of experience; Master’s and 5+ years; or Doctorate and 4+ years; or equivalent.

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