Electrical Engineer - Pulsed Power

Rochester, NY

Responsibilities

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 includes:

  • 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

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 68,400 - $102,600 Annually

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

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