Great place with casual university environment.
Engineer, Advanced Photon Source (Former Employee) – Argonne, Il – September 4, 2015
Argonne performs cutting edge science. My position was to implement personnel safety interlocks at the Advanced Photon Source on five particle accelerators the largest being 1/2 in circumference which interfaced to 70 beam lines which had their own safety systems.
Other than typical tasks such as, system, documentation, and system validations each day was different, especially when machine trips would occur. I was effectively "On Call" with another co worker for 23 years, from the time the APS first accelerator came on line.
I also was an external reviewer of safety systems at other national laboratories for their designs, readiness, and sometimes off normal events.
Nice 2000 acre campus, up to date technology.
Over the years bureaucratic creep and increasing micromanagement.