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PLC (PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER) ENGINEER , Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) , to develop control programs for high current power supplies, cryogenic systems, vacuum systems, and the sequencing of data acquisition systems. Will work with students, engineers and scientists to develop the systems needed for the SPARC project. Responsibilities include working with the controls group to fabricate and program systems to control high current power supply, high temperature ovens, and vacuum and cryogenic systems. Systems needed to monitor environmental parameters in the experimental work areas will also be developed. Will also be responsible for providing documentation, working closely with the data systems group to develop sequencers to control the data acquisition process, and developing software to share common data structures.
The PSFC is an internationally recognized facility at the forefront of plasma physics and fusion energy research. It comprises a team of almost 200 top-tier students, scientists, engineers and technicians jointly pursuing fusion research at national laboratory-like scale. The PSFC recently announced a new, accelerated pathway to fusion energy that is based on the development and demonstration of the world's highest performing superconducting fusion magnets, and the design of the first net-energy fusion device: the SPARC tokamak.
REQUIRED : a B.S. degree in engineering or related field; two years' work experience with PLC systems; familiarity with Siemens PLC systems hardware and software; knowledge of Siemens networking systems; ability to design interface electronics to the PLCs; understanding of common instrumentation techniques using temperature, voltage and current sensors, solenoids, relays, and other control components. Job #17182
A cover letter indicating why you would like to work at MIT on the SPARC project is a requirement for consideration.
Internal Number: 17182
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