U.S. Ice Drilling Program seeking an Electrical Engineer! Please share this posting with Engineering colleagues!
The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer! The ideal candidate will have experience with the specification of components for AC power distribution systems up to 480V and for motion systems, and experience selecting values for the typical parameters in programmable motor drives. Ideal candidates will understand the fundamentals of power conversion. Candidates should be familiar with the specifications of electrical/electronic components for ruggedized systems operated in harsh environments. Candidates should be able to identify electrical noise sources, susceptible subsystems, and have knowledge of mitigation techniques, as well as knowledge of the fundamentals of data communications. Ideal candidates will be able to design PCB circuits for analog signal conditioning and PCB circuits with microcontrollers and digital circuits implemented in programmable logic.
NOTE: Selected candidate will be required to periodically deploy to remote camps in the polar regions for 1-3 month periods to provide technical support and field operation of equipment.
Desired skills include:
- Wiring diagram drawing tools
- Schematic capture tools
- PCB layout tools
- Programmable logic design tools
- Embedded software development and documentation
- Experience with instrumentation including digital oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and network analyzers
- Writing skills to produce documentation, fabrication and test procedures, and operations and maintenance manuals
To understand our world and the universe, the IDP group within the UW-Madison Space Science & Engineering Center develops, deploys and supports drilling systems and instrumentation in support of the national scientific community's research across the world in polar and glacial regions. IDP's history of supporting and developing a diverse set of ice drilling and coring systems, rock drills, and associated support equipment ranges from small hand-held drills to ice drill systems that drill through the icecaps to retrieve rock cores. The challenge of operating drills and systems in these environments requires a broad set of disciplines and skills from the team of people involved. This dynamic environment requires us to learn about new scientific advances, systems and technologies on a regular basis.
The selected candidate will work closely with multidisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers and technicians to develop state-of-the art unique ice coring and drilling systems for use in the polar regions. The candidate will support the development of engineering requirements; system design; component procurement; part fabrication; and system assembly, test and operational use. This includes defining and conducting trade studies and leading the development of electrical, electro-mechanical and thermal subsystems. Responsibilities may include leading test program activities, procedure development, definition and development of unique test hardware, analysis of test data, and producing test reports. This position will support the maintenance, problem resolution, and upgrade activities for legacy ice drilling systems and will maintain communications with internal and external partners.
- Conceptualization, specification, design, construction, integration, operation, testing, calibration, documentation, and improvement of drilling systems used primarily in polar research.
- Provides expertise and experience in areas such as electronics, mechanical/thermal systems, and computers. Uses computer aided design for modeling, analysis of design, and fabrication efforts.
- Identifies problems, issues, needs, and provides solution options in support of decision-making.
- Supports research and development of new processes, techniques, and approaches for use in advanced drilling systems.
- Helps prepare reports of design status and/or technical research for professional organizations, government/sponsors review boards, and design reviews.
- Supports efforts to coordinate project activities.
- Selected candidate will be required to periodically deploy to remote camps in the polar regions for 1-3 month periods to provide technical support and field operation of equipment.
To Apply, visit: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/509750/electrical-engineer and click 'Apply Now'. You will need to upload your resume and cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience.
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