Deionized Water Systems Engineer
Company: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Posted on: March 16, 2023
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PPPL is seeking a Water Systems Engineer to support the engineering operation of NSTX-U the flagship fusion experiment at PPPL. This position requires experience, operation, and design of unique, deionized water cooling systems. Candidates should have experience with the design and operation of deionized water systems.
This position will be expected to provide mechanical engineering support for NSTX-U Water Systems. Will develop technical requirements, design, fabrication, installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and upgrades for deionized water systems using standard engineering practices. Supports other Engineering Department engineering duties as needed.
50%- Heating Water Systems Engineer:Provides Mechanical Engineering and technical operations support and assistance on numerus cooling water systems that support NSTX-U operations.
Evaluate and provide engineering direction to maintain existing equipment including the preparation of operating and maintenance procedures.
Evaluate and provide engineering design for the replacement components that are no longer available.
Perform system calculations, including but not limited to the following: system sizing, flow calculations, pressure drops, and heat transfer as needed.
Apply knowledge of controls, instrumentation, software, hardware, and computing systems to support operations.
Position will oversee the work of technical staff to accomplish project goals and objectives. Activities in industrial and laboratory situations.
Provide oversite of subcontractors ensuring performance meets quality and contract document requirements.
Consistently apply the Laboratory's Integrated Safety Management (ISM) program and all ES&H requirements.
Encourage others to be safety conscious and observe safety rules including use of safety equipment.
Reviews work for environmental impact.
Compile with ES&H Directives, DOE Orders and OSHA standards.
Provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) support for the labs Pressure Systems Program ES-MECH-015.
20%- D-Site Shift Supervisor:Performs the following in accordance with PPPL and NSTX-U policies, programs and procedures:
Coordinate site maintenance, upgrade, and experimental operations activities.
Monitor conduct of operations for D-site activities.
Coordinate site-wide off-normal response with Emergency Services and other D-Site stakeholders.
20%-Engineering Operations:When not discharging these roles above, this position will support other PPPL engineering, maintenance, and operations activities, including reviews for safety, design, procedures, training, and projects to provide experimental operations engineering and perspective as needed.
5%- Provides support for Heating Engineering Section Head duties as required.
5%- Complete and maintain all safety and operations training.
Education and Experience:
BS in mechanical engineering or other similarly related degree.
Minimum of six years of experience with water systems design and operations.
Experience with deionized water systems
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Superior communication skills, both written and verbal are essential, must be self-motivated and have a proactive approach to solving programs.
Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite
Must have excellent command of AutoCAD.
Must have the ability to read and understand P&ID's, control strategies, and development of control schematics based upon the documents.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects to meet department needs.
Working knowledge of ASME pressure codes (e.g., ASME B31.3, "Process Piping" and ASME PTC-25 Pressure Relief Devices.
Certificates and Licenses:
Full hand, arm and leg mechanical dexterity and coordination.
Full or fully corrected vision, correct depth and color perception, occasional close work, work in low light conditions.
Adequate hearing and speaking for good communication, alarm annunciation, announcements, operations, troubleshooting, telephonic and electronic communiqu--s and situational awareness in a construction or industrial environment.
Standard office environment, meetings, as well as field support for the following typical activities required to support experimental operations:
Computer & control panel operations with full mental concentration.
Moderate exertion, steps, and ladders.
Routinely engaged in walking, standing or sitting.
Exposure to dust, temperature excursions, humidity, low level radiation, noise, household and industrial chemicals, solvents and some fumes.
Working near hand tools, powered hand tools, machine shop tools and rotating equipment.
Work will generally be day shift (2nd shift work may be required depending on facility schedule.)
Vendor visits may be required when supporting ongoing projects
This position will be onsite
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Date Posted6 days ago(3/6/2023 2:49 PM)
Department PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type Full-Time
Keywords: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Trenton , Deionized Water Systems Engineer, Other , Princeton, New Jersey
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