If you are an Electrical or Computer Engineer with a strong interest in electrical system design, support and troubleshooting and desire a career opportunity working in one of the most prestigious programs in the world – supporting the U.S. Navy, consider applying today!
The Naval Nuclear Laboratory [NNL] is a mission-driven organization. In this position, you will have the opportunity to work in one of the NNL organizations responsible for the design and support for nuclear powered aircraft carriers and submarines. The successful candidate will work in a team environment and apply their electrical/computer engineering skills to develop and support items such as: shipboard embedded instrumentation and control [I&C] systems, hardware (circuit card) components used on shipboard I&C systems or electrical test systems used to test and qualify shipboard I&C components and systems.
Depending on the candidate’s selected position, typical responsibilities may include:
- Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the operation of a typical naval nuclear power plant and the functions of reactor I&C systems and components to provide control and safety features
- Assess and recommend revisions to electrical systems, components and procedures that are used to operate the reactor I&C systems
- Develop and support of electrical hardware used to test I&C systems and components
- Analyze the limits of electrical component and system performance capabilities and team with stakeholders and vendor organizations to recommend revisions
- Utilize laboratory capabilities to test shipboard system and component revisions and troubleshoot any issues
- Develop additional laboratory capabilities to test shipboard systems and components
- Provide emergent support through analysis, troubleshooting and direct communication with stakeholder organizations and end-user of equipment, component or test system
- Support in-person training and familiarization for U.S. Navy operators on reactor I&C systems and principles
Through the diversity in job opportunities and collective expertise of the NNL Electrical Community. engineers will continue gaining technical skills and broaden their experience throughout their careers while tackling exciting and challenging assignments.
As a national asset, NNL provides employees with excellent pay and benefits as well as excellent work-life balance and employment stability.
Required Skills *
Educational Skills Required:
- Associate career level BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or an engineering or science related discipline from an accredited college or university
- Intermediate career level BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or an engineering or science related discipline from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience; or MS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or an engineering or science related discipline from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year of relevant experience
Technical Skills Required:
- Specific coursework and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: Microprocessor-based equipment, control systems, embedded systems, electrical hardware development, power electronics, motor development
- Strong Academic performance – GPA 3.2 or above
- Academic, Co-Op or intern experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Digital or analog control system development
- Instrumentation and/or sensor development
- Microprocessor controls and system automation
- Power electronics development and testing
- Motor technology and control development and testing
- Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate and accomplish work on individual assignments or as part of a small team
- Experience working in a team environment with team members and stakeholders in related technical disciplines
- Demonstrated leadership skills in a significant academic or social endeavor
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; with specific experience in writing and presenting technical reports and engineering evaluations
- Previous experience in an NNL-sponsored Design Project