Why Work at BNL? 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.
Brookhaven National Laboratory was recently chosen as the building site for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility. The EIC will be a discovery machine for unlocking the secrets of the "glue" that binds the building blocks of visible matter in the universe. The machine design is based on the existing and highly optimized RHIC Ion-Ion collider. It will consist of two intersecting accelerators, one producing an intense beam of electrons, the other a beam of protons or heavier atomic nuclei which are steered into collisions. Beyond sparking scientific discoveries in a new frontier of fundamental physics, the Electron-Ion Collider will trigger technological breakthroughs that have broad-ranging impact on human health and national challenges.
The EIC Vacuum Group has an opening for a senior level Mechanical Engineer to help design and develop the multiple large vacuum systems required for the Electron-Ion Collider being built at BNL. The EIC project has complex and unique challenges which will require creative solutions and close collaboration with the other technical engineering groups. The chosen candidate for this position will fill a key role in developing the solutions critical to the success of the project. After the design and development phase, this position will evolve into supporting the implementation of the solutions during the construction and installation stages of the project.
Join BNL at the beginning of this ground-breaking scientific and engineering project and become part of the team building this scientific discovery machine ( bnl.gov/eic ).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop engineering solutions to support vacuum R&D efforts as well as project needs
Develop components and systems from initial concept through engineering analysis, detailed 3D modeling and design, design and safety reviews, preparation of specifications and fabrication drawings, procurement and fabrication, assembly, testing, installation, and commissioning
Manage engineering projects, and develop project plans including schedules with needed resources and budgets
May oversee and coordinate a variety of technical staff for design, fabrication, assembly, testing, and installation of equipment
Prepare for and present material as required for design reviews
Work closely with scientific staff as well as other engineering groups to develop solutions to complex problems and integration issues
Prepare job orders, requisitions, and cost estimates
Maintain a safe and respectful workplace environment
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering or related field
At least 7-10 years of progressively responsible related work experience
Experience with creative engineering projects, working hands-on with mechanical equipment, and collaborating with a team to develop and build unique equipment
Experience with 3D CAD molding software (Creo preferred)
Experience with ANSYS (or equivalent thermal and stress engineering analysis software) and generating engineering analysis reports
Knowledge of material properties, manufacturing/machine shop processes, welding, hardware & component choice, manufacturing, installation, and dimensioning and tolerances
Proficient computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Excellent organizational, written, verbal and presentation skills
Detail oriented and capable of following strict policies and procedures to ensure hardware and personal protection
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Master's degree in Engineering or Physics
Practical experience developing and building sub-systems for particle accelerators
Experience designing UHV systems
Demonstrated ability to positively interact and support contractors, vendors, project management and procurement professionals
Basic knowledge of instrumentation and control systems
Occasional domestic and/or international travel
Selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on the depth and breadth of relevant engineering knowledge, skills, and experience.
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Must be comfortable working in industrial, construction and radiation environments
Will require occasional climbing ladders, moderate lifting, working in the vicinity of operating machinery, exposure to noise, and the willingness to wear proper PPE
Will be required to become a qualified Radiation Worker
May be required to occasionally work off-hours, nights and/or weekends to support mission critical projects
At Brookhaven National Laboratory, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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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.