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Motor-Generator Technician

Company: Princeton University
Location: Princeton
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewThe Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory currently uses two (2) large, stored energy, Motor-Generators, each Generator rated at 450 MVA, to supply power to the various experimental loads in support of National Spherical Torus Experiment - Upgrade (NSTX-U) operations. Each motor-generator is driven by a 15,000 horsepower (HP) electrical induction motor rated at 13.8 KV. The motor-generator technician will provide support for all maintenance, testing, repairs, upgrades, installations, modifications and troubleshooting of the motor generators and their associated subsystems. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy - a clean, safe, and virtually limitless energy source. With an eye on the future and in response to national priorities, PPPL also has begun a strategic shift from a singular focus on fusion energy to a multi-focus approach that includes microelectronics, quantum information science, and sustainability science. Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!ResponsibilitiesCore Duties:

  • Provides motor generator technical support as a technician for NSTX-U operations and for daily/monthly/annual maintenance of subsystems.
  • During maintenance periods, perform maintenance on the motor generator system.
  • Supports the maintenance and real-time troubleshooting of the motor generator's cycloconverters, excitation systems, liquid rheostats, instrumentation calibrations, controls, circuit breakers, switchgear, hydraulic and lubrication systems, compressors, pumps, heat exchangers and cooling water systems.
  • Records and documents motor generator system performance data in accordance with established PPPL procedures and guidelines.
  • Assists in obtaining parts for emergency repairs, maintains an up-to-date knowledge of quantities and location of the extensive spares inventory at D-site.
  • Follows safe practices such as: being aware of workplace hazards/job specific hazards, following the JHA (Job Hazard Analysis) and having relevant up to date work permits.
  • Keeps training current, such as: hoisting and rigging, confined space, fall protection, cyber security, GET (General Employee Training), EUT (Electric Utilization Training) and NEC (National Electric Code).QualificationsEducation and Experience:
    • Technical institute or associates degree with two (2) or more years of relevant experience.
    • In lieu of a degree, five (5) or more years of relevant and related work experience will be considered.
    • Experience with methods of control of hazardous energy (lock out/tag out).Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Ability to read and understand technical drawings and schematics.Physical Requirements:
        • Must be able to work in awkward positions, confined spaces, bend, climb, lift and/or move heavy objects up to 50lbs. Working Conditions:
          • This position will be on-site five days a week. There may be some overtime work on occasion. Princeton University is an and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.PIf19f276b0081-31181-34077144

Keywords: Princeton University, Trenton , Motor-Generator Technician, Professions , Princeton, New Jersey

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