Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Summary of Duties:
The Department of Astronomy, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Design Engineer to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
Assist the ISL with mechanical design, development, and implementation of astronomical instrumentation components, assemblies, and systems. Use CAD tools, such as SolidWorks, to complete all aspects of mechanical design from conceptual proposals to final detailing. Prepare bid packages for designed components, seek out suitable vendors, assist in vendor selection, and supervise fabrication activities. Assist in assembling, testing, and inspecting instrumentation as developed. Coordinate with telescope developers and observatories to insure that instrumentation designs meet interface criteria. Use software tools, such as SolidWorks Simulation and Simulink to perform structural and thermal analysis of instrumentation components. Develop documentation such as interface control drawings, assembly procedures, installation procedures, and service problems.
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering by time of hire; experience in a mechanical engineering research capacity; ability to translate, adapt, and apply academic or practical knowledge in the conduct of engineering.
Target Salary: $56,304.00 - $60,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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