Staff Engineer FRIB/NSCL-Continuing

Michigan State University
August 31, 2025
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Staff Engineer FRIB/NSCL-Continuing

Apply now Job no: 893351 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams Department: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams 10049299 Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Engineers/Architects, Research/Scientific, Continuing System Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Chief Electrical Engineer

Position Summary

Michigan State University operates FRIB as a user facility for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), supporting the mission of the DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics.

As one of 28 DOE-SC user facilities, FRIB provides researchers with one of the most advanced tools of modern science to study rare isotopes, or short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth. FRIB hosts what is designed to be the most powerful heavy-ion accelerator, enabling scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications for society, including in medicine, homeland security, and industry.

User facility operation is supported by the DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics. MSU's nuclear physics graduate program is a top-ranked program nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report.

This position affords an exciting opportunity to become part of the world- class FRIB Laboratory that enables unique discovery opportunities in nuclear science.

Major Position Responsibilities

  • Provide electrical integration between the three hardware divisions of FRIB – Accelerator Systems, Experimental Systems and Conventional Facilities
  • Provide planning for design, installation operation and modification of major electrical systems
  • Chair the Electrical Safety Committee and serve as Authority Having Jurisdiction
  • Review designs and monitor the installation of electrical systems throughout the Laboratory
  • Review and inspect custom electronic and electrical systems
  • Communicate openly and effectively with technical groups throughout the Laboratory
  • Maintain and implement the Electrical Safety Program and Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Program
  • Review LOTO procedures and assist in LOTO training
  • Analyze all levels of total electrical system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal
  • Serve as the Area Coordinator for electrical rooms
  • Supervisory responsibilities for several mid-level engineers
  • Play a leadership role in the Engineering team, occasionally acting as Chief Engineer in their absence
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of complex electrical systems
  • Thorough knowledge of system-level detailing and electrical system designs for installation
  • Ability to lead engineers or technicians to fabricate, install, test, and troubleshoot electronic systems
  • Superior ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders to understand and document requirements
  • Advanced skill to develop and maintain electrical drawing
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Degree

    Masters -Electrical Engineering

    Minimum Requirements


  • MS or BS+P.E. in Electrical Engineering with at least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Successful background leading projects and meeting project requirements with team leadership skills
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly within all levels of the organization
  • Successful record of accomplishment in field of expertise
  • Desired Qualifications


  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Experience with building electrical distribution, designing or inspecting electrical systems and equipment and/or NFPA 70 and NFPA 70E codes
  • Experience with particle accelerators or associated technologies
  • Prior project management experience or formal project management training
  • Required Application Materials
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three references
  • Special Instructions

    Questions regarding the position can be directed to Sarah Powell ([email protected])

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    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Aug 31, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Aug 31, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time

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