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High Power RF Electrical Engineer

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Batavia, IL 60510
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Open: May 15, 2020

Close: June 15, 2020

Fermilab seeks a highly motivated Electrical Engineer in the Accelerator Division RF Department's High-Level RF Group to support expanding project needs for the new PIP-II particle accelerator, featuring a new 800 MeV superconducting linear accelerator. The selected candidate will work in a design team environment under the supervision of a scientist or a more senior engineer. The candidate will work with high power RF systems (e.g. 1 to 60 kilowatt solid state amplifiers, 200-kilowatt wide-band tetrode RF amplifiers, 30 kilowatt IOT amplifiers, and 0.3 to 10 megawatt klystron amplifiers with associated support hardware), high frequency analog and digital circuit design, and assist with current and future RF systems operation and maintenance. Candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with signals and systems directly affecting accelerator performance as well as have opportunities for hands-on learning of particle accelerator systems.

You will
  • Assist in the development, fabrication, and testing of tunable high-power copper accelerating structures (ferrite loaded RF cavities).
  • Design, develop, implement and maintain hardware for current and future high-power RF systems, including low level control circuitry to high power RF amplifiers.
  • Participate in the daily operation of RF systems including troubleshooting.
  • Collaborate with technical staff to verify system functionality and performance.
  • Perform engineering analysis, write reports and create presentations.
  • Respect, understand, and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.
  • Abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.

We are looking for
  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited institution with 4 + years of experience.
  • Background in high power design, development, implementation and maintenance of hardware for high power RF systems. Some experience in high voltage & high current pulsed RF systems is highly desired.
  • Knowledgeable in high frequency analog and digital circuits hardware design including interfacing between low level systems and high-power RF equipment.
  • Hands-on electronics hardware experience with oscilloscopes, signal generators, vector network analyzers, and spectrum analyzers is required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to see the big picture and pay attention to details while performing problem solving analysis on a flexible range of tasks.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and knowledge of electronic principles and electrical theory to accomplish engineering designs.
  • Some experience with Microwave Studio, HFSS, Mathematica, MatLab, LabView, and ADS HF/microwave software preferred.
  • Experience with high power RF amplifiers preferred (e.g. Klystrons, Tetrodes, IOTs, and Solid State).

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

The position is normally scheduled for a daytime shift, though occasional off-shift machine studies and/or emergency call-ins shall be required as knowledge and skills develop.

Human Factors: Mental Concentration, Sitting, Standing, Tight Work Schedule, Visually Demanding

Chemical Factors: Solvents

Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.

Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory.

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/ Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply



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Posted: 2020-05-16 Expires: 2020-06-16

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