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Control Systems Programmer

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Job Title: Direct Digital Control Systems Programmer
Grade: 200/210
Org: REC Facility Operations/Maintenance
Contact: [email protected]
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80s schedule)
Mission/Vision Statement
Empowering the Nation's Energy Future
Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

Idaho National Laboratory is seeking a Direct Digital Control Systems Programmer.

In this role you will provide technical application of principles, theories, and concepts associated with the operation, maintenance, configuration management, and modification of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Facility Management Control Systems. This will include but is not be limited to the implementation and operation of software, control system designs, graphical development, as well as ensuring the control system operational requirements are implemented, monitored, analyzed and documented. These tasks will be performed on the various building automation systems (BAS) located across the INL.

The core responsibilities of this position are to:

Collaborate with Engineering to develop control strategies for new and existing facilities.

Function as a Subject Mater Expert in order to offer solutions to everyday issues for Facility Managers, Engineers, and Researchers.

Use experience and knowledge working with facility engineers and operators to troubleshoot and repair issues associated with building automation systems (BAS).

Using the various software packages, develop intuitive graphical interfaces.

Work with Construction Management to review, verify and approve new BAS installations.

Create smart facilities by deploying system analytics and fault detection.

Provide emergency support 24x7 as needed.

The successful candidate will work with little supervision, be self-motivated, and be able to work with a team. The systems that are currently deployed at the INL include the following:



Reliable Controls

Johnson Controls



BS degree in instrumentation and controls, or related field, plus 5-8 years’ experience, or an Advanced degree plus 3-6 years’ experience, or 13-16 years' experience in the operation and programming of Direct Digital Control Systems in lieu of a degree.

Direct knowledge and experience in the programming of Alerton Visual Logic algorithms is preferred.

Alerton ACE certification or similar credential from another control manufacturer is preferred.

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) "L" clearance which requires applicants to be a U.S. Citizen.

Must be able to obtain and maintain an active DOE "L" clearance.

Selective Service Requirements

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see

Employee Job Functions
Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities: Upper Body: fine motor control (hands); Combined Upper/Lower body: Lifting ability-35 lbs. max, exertion-minimal, repetitive work-intermittent.

Special Senses: Eyes: Visually demanding work, near vision, depth perception, basic color discrimination; Ears: speech discrimination; audio alarms; Nose: Ability to smell.

Work Conditions: Equipment: typing/keyboard; Personnel Requirements: >8 hrs./day, working alone.
Certifications: Testing Designated Position (TDP)
Please Apply Before:
May 3, 2019 (11:59 p.m., MST)
Environmental, Safety and Health Statement
Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.
Other Information
When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL Overview
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area
Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and
Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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