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 (BNL) 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.
BNL has immediate openings for experienced Mechanical Engineers to design and build mechanical components, systems and equipment for BNL's new EIC. This includes large and small static and dynamic structures, high voltage and high current magnetic and electrostatic devices, components used in vacuum and cryogenic systems, RF components, lifting fixtures, and water/air cooled systems.
Join the BNL EIC team and be part of building the next discovery machine for science!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop components and component 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
Provide engineering advice and direction in areas of expertise
Prepare design reviews and presentations
Work independently and collaboratively with scientific, engineering and other staff
May oversee and coordinate a variety of technical staff for design, fabrication, assembly, testing, and installation of equipment
(Selected candidates will be placed at the appropriate level based on the depth and breadth of relevant engineering knowledge, skills and experience.)
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Marine Engineering or a related field
At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the design of mechanical equipment and component systems
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 modeling using Creo, SolidWorks, AutoCAD and/or Inventor
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
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Proficient with MS Office and MS Excel
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
MS degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field
Experience with high vacuum devices, electrical, electronic, and/or RF systems, optical/laser systems, and electro-magnets
Knowledge of with ASME/ASCE standards, building codes, NFPA and OSHA requirements
Project development and management skills, proficient with MS Project
Professional Engineer license
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Will be required to climb ladders for equipment installation and inspection
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
OTHER INFORMATION: (add if applicable)
Valid drivers' license is required
Some travel may be required
Selected candidates will be placed at the appropriate level based on the depth and breadth of relevant engineering knowledge, skills and experience
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:
Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
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.
BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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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.