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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Programmable Logic Control (PLC), Controls and Data Acquisition Specialist/Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Programmable Logic Control (PLC), Controls and Data Acquisition Specialist/Engineer

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Research - Other

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Haystack Observatory

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VP Research

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROL (PLC), CONTROLS AND DATA ACQUISITION SPECIALIST/ENGINEER, Haystack Observatory-Lincoln Space Surveillance Complex (LSSC), to join the LSSC, which operates and maintains three very active space surveillance radar systems for the Air Force Space Command. Seek someone who specializes in design, implementation, and maintenance for programmable logic control systems and similar data acquisition systems used for operation and monitoring of all aspects of radar hardware. These control systems are responsible for antenna servo system monitoring, high-voltage transmitter operation, cooling plant control, etc. Will support existing systems as well as design and upgrade new systems.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree in an electrical, computer, or similar technical field; at least one year of engineering experience and at least one with the design and programming of PLC hardware; experience and interest in programming and electronic hardware design; ability to design solutions from specifications under minimal supervision and to interpret and update electrical schematics and wiring diagrams; and proficiency with Microsoft Office products, i.e., Excel, Word, and Visio. PREFERRED: familiarity with the Allen-Bradley PLC product line; experience with Ladder logic, structured text programming, and developing user intuitive GUIs via RSLogix; and experience with LabVIEW. Job #19128 Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. LSSC is located in Westford, MA. reposted 2/7/21