Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
The Magnet Division (MD) designs, builds, and tests superconducting magnets for use in particle accelerators at BNL and world-wide. The MD also builds magnets for various other applications (e.g., Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage) and provides magnetic measurement services lab-wide.
The Magnet Division has an opening for a Senior Mechanical Designer or Mechanical Design Engineer to assist with the design of superconducting magnets and tooling. Under the technical direction of senior engineers, you will play a key role in designing magnets and magnet components as well as associated assembly and testing tooling and equipment. The assignments you will work on will usually be on a project basis, which will require a high degree of initiative and judgement to plan, coordinate, and perform your design efforts.
(Selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on experience.)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop component and equipment designs using 3D modeling and design software
Support design and safety reviews
Prepare and document fabrication drawings
Support fabrication, assembly, testing, installation and commissioning
Collaborate with scientists, engineers and other technical staff
Independently plan, coordinate and execute assignments
May direct and coordinate the work efforts of other drafting support personnel assigned to a specific project
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or engineering field, plus at least six (6) years' relevant design/drafting experience that must include using PTC Creo, Autodesk Inventor, and/or Solid Works 3D CAD software designing mechanical components and systems for fabrication
Knowledge of material properties, manufacturing/machine shop processes, welding, hardware & component choice, manufacturing, installation, and dimensioning and tolerances
Demonstrated ability to create accurate and detailed 3D system models and designs and then use them to generate mechanical manufacturing drawings to ANSI Y14.5 standards
Ability to perform mechanical design functions independently with general direction and review by a mechanical engineer or scientist
Good technical communication skills for close communication with engineers (e.g. reporting changes and modifications) and with technical staff who assemble magnets and install and maintain tooling and equipment
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficient in Creo solid modeling software
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Technology
Ability to review and check the 3D models and fabrication drawings of other design group staff
Experience with custom scientific equipment including magnet design, vacuum chambers & components, high current and high voltage equipment, water cooling, and/or cryogenic components
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
Excellent interpersonal and time management skills
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements*:
Hand / eye coordination
Moderate lifting (up to 30 pounds)
Ability to climb a ladder
Selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on experience
BNL cannot sponsor US work visa for this position
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*VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Internal Number: 2424
About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.