Careers at LLE


ELECTRICAL ENGINEER - HIGH SPEED ANALOG ELECTRONIC DESIGN (228290)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking an experienced high-speed analog electronics design engineer in the Electronics and Controls Engineering group.

The successful candidate will design and support custom high-speed/high-bandwidth electrical circuits and systems used on high power experimental laser systems. The candidate will be working independently with scientists and engineers from other disciplines in a team environment writing requirements, presenting project reviews, designing/fielding custom equipment, and documenting final assemblies. Candidate should have a BSEE and 10 years of experience, or MSEE and 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE THE ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE A THEORETICAL AND HANDS-ON KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Design, assembly, documentation, testing and troubleshooting electronic circuits and systems
  • Laboratory electrical measurement techniques, including high-bandwidth oscilloscopes and RF test equipment
  • CAD schematic capture
  • Circuit simulation with SPICE or equivalent
  • Component level circuit design and troubleshooting
  • Understanding of lumped and distributed circuit analysis

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  • Strong documentation skills
  • Working knowledge of high speed circuit board layout concepts, including grounding/shielding, microstrip transmission line, and reduction of parasitic elements
  • Experience with nanosecond/picosecond timing and measurement
  • Project budgeting and time management
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

SALARY RANGE: $68,400 to $102,600 annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates are set within the job's compensation range, and determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228290.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER - PULSE POWER (228288)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking an experienced pulsed power engineer in the Electronics and Controls Engineering group.

The successful candidate will design, build, and support custom pulsed power systems required for both high power laser systems and magnetic field generation. Working independently with scientists and engineers from other disciplines in a team environment, the candidate will write requirements, design and build solutions, and present project reviews. Candidate should have a minimum of BS and 10 years of experience, or MS and 6 years of relevant experience or equivalent.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE THE ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE A THEORETICAL AND HANDS-ON KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Design, build, and operate high voltage, high current systems >10kV-DC charge voltage and >1kA-pulsed discharge current
  • Design of pulse forming networks
  • Fail-safe methods employed in electrical system design
  • CAD schematic capture
  • Circuit simulation with SPICE or equivalent
  • Component level design, assembly, documentation, testing and troubleshooting of digital and analog electronic circuits and systems
  • Data acquisition and electrical measurement techniques
  • Strong mechanical aptitude

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge of printed circuit board layout concepts
  • Familiarity with EMI/EMC techniques
  • Experience with the precision timing of devices and systems
  • Experience with vacuum systems
  • Project budgeting and time management
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

SALARY RANGE: $68,400 to $102,600 annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates are set within the job's compensation range, and determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228288.

ELECTRICAL SPECIALIST II (250881)

Position Summary: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. The LLE Electronics and Controls Engineering group is seeking an electronics technician to assist engineers to develop and build analog/digital circuitry applied to electro-optics, experimental apparatus, and control systems. The candidate should have at a minimum an AAS or AOS degree in Electronic Technology or a related field, and 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements include a hands-on knowledge of the following:

  • Assembly and testing of both prototype and production circuit boards
  • Troubleshooting down to the component level
  • Mechanical and electrical chassis fabrication and wiring from documentation
  • CAD schematic familiarity
  • Strong soldering skills
  • Cabling and harness fabrication
  • Familiarity with digital multimeters and test equipment
  • Strong mechanical aptitude

Desired skills or experience includes:

  • Strong documentation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

PAY RANGE: $59,157 to $82,888 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates are set within the job's compensation range, and determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 250881.

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN IV (POWER CONDITIONING) (250882)

Position Summary: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. The LLE Electronics and Controls Engineering group is seeking an electronics technician to support, maintain and upgrade specialized electronic systems. The candidate should have at a minimum an AAS or AOS degree in Electronic Technology or a related field. Two+ years of experience desired

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Troubleshooting down to the component level
  • Familiarity reading electronic schematics
  • Soldering skills
  • Familiarity with digital multimeters and test equipment
  • Strong mechanical aptitude

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

PAY RANGE: $20.92 to $29.29 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates are set within the job's compensation range, and determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 250882.

LABORATORY ENGINEER (250343)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate high energy density physics conditions. LLE is currently seeking an Operational Section Leader to join the Facility Operations team to support management of the Omega Laser Facility Frontend Laser Systems Group.

RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Team Leader - supervision of ~6 technicians
  • Complete training as a watchstander in the frontend laser systems group and support shot operations in this capacity
  • Ensure operational readiness for the frontend systems
  • Provide on-call support as needed to facilitate efficient troubleshooting efforts
  • Oversee day-to-day management of sources operations including shift assignment, maintenance oversight, consumables procurement, maintenance contract management, and contractor scheduling
  • Monitor and analyze existing performance metrics, review reliability and maintenance performance data and make recommendations
  • Develop new metrics focused on increasing system reliability and efficiency
  • Prepare reports and presentations communicating current system performance and capability
  • Author and review procedures for shot and maintenance operations
  • Work with engineering staff to develop tools and utilities necessary for efficient operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S. Degree in technical field, technical management, or equivalent experience
  • Proficient with MSOffice Suite and Matlab (or similar) code development
  • High reliability and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills suitable for leading a team-based environment

PAY RANGE: $58,800 to $82,300 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates are set within the job's compensation range, and determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 250343.

LABORATORY ENGINEER (249882)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology. LLE was established in 1970 as a center for the investigation of the interaction of intense radiation with matter.

The Facility Operations Division is seeking a Laboratory Engineer to assist in preparation and support of experiments for the OMEGA laser system. A successful candidate will be challenged by the wide range of technologies used to conduct these experiments.

RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Work with Principal Investigators (PIs) throughout the campaign development process in order to plan successful and efficient experiments
  • Ensure system safety is maintained
  • Participate in the development of and provide support for a wide range of equipment and instrumentation
  • Participate in experiments as a member of the Omega field operations crew
  • Write procedures and other documentation
  • Shift flexibility is required (Morning and Evening shifts)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor?s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics field
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

ESESSENTIAL SKILLS:

  • Working knowledge of linear algebra, advanced geometry, single variable calculus and data analysis methods
  • Well versed in engineering fundamentals including basic mechanics and technical drawing
  • Proficient in technical writing
  • Proficient in CAD
  • Proficient using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • The ability to perform physically demanding tasks in a Class 100 cleanroom environment, including lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • High degree of manual dexterity
  • Strong interpersonal skills

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Ability to program (MATLAB, Python, VBA or other similar language)

PAY RANGE: $58,800 to $82,300 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates are set within the job's compensation range, and determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 249882.

LABORATORY ENGINEER (249881)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology. LLE was established in 1970 as a center for the investigation of the interaction of intense radiation with matter.

The Facility Operations Division is seeking a Laboratory Engineer to assist in the preparation and support of the laser beamlines equipment. A successful candidate will be challenged by the wide range of technologies used to conduct these experiments.

RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Support the operation of equipment and instrumentation for laser physics experiments
  • Troubleshoot optical, mechanical and electrical issues
  • Perform preventative maintenance
  • Participate in the design and installation of new equipment
  • Shift flexibility is required (Morning and Evening shifts)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor?s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics field
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

ESESSENTIAL SKILLS:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn additional software operation
  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team-based environment

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Experience with optical systems
  • Experience with electrical, controls, and vacuum systems
  • Proficiency reading and interpreting mechanical and electrical schematics
  • Experience with programming language such as C++, Matlab, or Python.
  • Technical writing experience

PAY RANGE: $58,800 to $82,300 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates are set within the job's compensation range, and determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 249881.

SR ELECTRICAL SPECIALIST (250883)

Position Summary: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics.

The LLE Electronics and Controls Engineering group is seeking an experienced controls technician to support, maintain and upgrade specialized control systems. Candidate should have at a minimum an AAS or AOS degree in Automation or Controls Technology or related field and 5 years of experience, or equivalent education and experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) support/maintenance utilizing ladder logic
  • Troubleshooting control systems with PLC, motors, etc.
  • Chassis layout and fabrication
  • Familiarity reading schematics and P&ID
  • Familiarity with digital multimeters and test equipment
  • Strong mechanical aptitude

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

PAY RANGE: $62,525 to $93,766 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates are set within the job's compensation range, and determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 250883.

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