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Control Engineer II

Company: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC
Location: North Las Vegas
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) manages and operates the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Our MISSION is to help ensure the security of the United States and its allies by providing high-hazard experimentation and incident response capabilities through operations, engineering, education, field, and integration services and by acting as environmental stewards to the Site's Cold War legacy. Our VISION is to be the user site of choice for large-scale, high-hazard, national security experimentation, with premier facilities and capabilities below ground, on the ground, and in the air. (See for our unique capabilities.) Our 2,750+ professional, craft, and support employees are called upon to innovate, collaborate, and deliver on some of the more difficult nuclear security challenges facing the world today. In this environment, the best ideas need to be voiced and every opinion matters. As such, MSTS places great value on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is committed to a diverse and equitable workforce, with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, and perspectives.

  • MSTS offers our full-time employees highly competitive salaries and benefits packages including medical, dental, and vision; both a pension and a 401k; paid time off and 96 hours of paid holidays; relocation (if located more than 75 miles from work location); tuition assistance and reimbursement; and more.

  • MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.

    NNSS COVID-19 attestation requirements:
    The Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is seeking outstanding candidates for a Control Engineer position supporting the Advanced Sources and Detectors (ASD) Project as part of the Scorpius Accelerator Group. ASD is responsible for developing the world's newest and most advanced Linear Induction Accelerator (Scorpius). Scorpius will be installed 963 feet underground at the NNSS where it will generate high-current, relativistic electron beams that will be converted into intense bremsstrahlung pulses used to probe dynamic objects driven by high explosives.
    In this role, you will be expected to apply a range of engineering hardware and software command and control techniques to support, maintain and upgrade the accelerator's control system.
    Key Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with a team which includes scientists, engineers, technicians, postdocs and students from the NNSS, Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

    • Provide software support on efforts including but not limited to measurement automation, database development, web development, hardware control and data acquisition while adhering to technical standards and processes as applicable.

    • Work may include: Database development using MySQL or other database environment; Web development as it relates to process automation; LabView development for instrument control, data collection, and data analysis.

    • Proficient with hardware systems operating at high data rates with industrial style PLC controls.

    • Support the design, technical maturation activities and commissioning activities of the Scorpius Accelerator.

    • Develop a working knowledge of control system codes and standards.

    • Test that systems meet performance objectives in terms of function, logic and communication with sub-systems and Global Controls.

    • Assist with data analysis and document results.

    • Follows established engineering and technical procedures and instructions.

    • Contributes to designs, strategies, reports and technical proposals.


      • Bachelor's degree in an engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) required for Civil, Mechanical and Electrical engineering degrees;

      • Or, Calculus-based STEM bachelor's degree in engineering;

      • Or Professional Engineer license.

      • Plus at least 2 years' relevant experience.Skill building experience must demonstrate either deeper technical specialization or additional cross-disciplinary knowledge. Graduate research experience may be recognized.

      • Ability to interpret codes and standards within the discipline in which they were hired.

      • M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar field preferred.

      • Proficient experience with LabView. Certifications with LabView desired.

      • Significant experience (not novice) with Experimental Physics and Industrial Control Systems (EPICS).

      • Familiar with control system architectures, communication networks, and protocols for OT/ICS/SCADA/DCS systems.

      • Database development experience desired.

      • Experience programming, configuring, commissioning, and testing embedded-system control devices.

      • Testing and evaluating control system designs, solutions, cyber mitigations.

      • Communication network and control system modeling.

      • Virtualization technologies and tools.

      • Experience adhering to software development processes and configuration management.

      • Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to develop creative solutions to complex problems and time management, organization, and planning skills with experience prioritizing concurrent technical tasks.

      • Must be able to execute work in a disciplined manner to demonstrate compliance with laws, codes, orders, and MSTS policies and procedures.

      • Proficient verbal and written communication and social skills necessary to work effectively in a large technical team environment.

      • Must be able to collaborate well in a multi-institutional environment with all levels of staff and management.

      • The primary work location will be at the Losee Road facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Work at the Nevada National Security Site (located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada) may be required in support of these functions.

      • Work schedule for this position will be 4/10's, Monday - Thursday (subject to change). Travel, as needed, to support experiments, workshops and other collaborative activities.

      • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

      • Must possess a valid driver's license.

        MSTS is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants offered employment with MSTS are also subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. In addition, Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship, at least 18 years of age. ReferenceDOE Order 472.2 ( , "Personnel Security". If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
        Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in10 CFR Part 707.4 ( , "Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites," will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, required to participate in subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference10 CFR Part 709 ( , "Counterintelligence Evaluation Program."
        MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.
        Annual salary range for this position is $76,398.40 - $114,608.00.
        Starting salary is determined based on the position market value, the individual candidate education and experience and internal equity.
        Posted Date9 months ago(5/26/2022 6:06 PM)
        Job ID2022-4232
        of Openings1
        Location : CityNorth Las Vegas
        Location : State/Province (Full Name)Nevada

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