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Mechanical Design Checker

Job ID JR100488 Date posted 09/25/2023

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 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.

Position Description

We are seeking a Design Checker to work closely with the mechanical design engineering staff to support a wide range of projects including magnets, vacuum components, accelerator systems and beamlines. The mechanical design group requires a person to perform checking reviews of part, assemblies of models and drawings.  This will include tolerance studies of each part and overall tolerance stack up of assemblies. Materials include metallics, non-metallics including plastics, and electro-mechanical assemblies. Technologies are machining, forming, welding, 3D printing, etc.). 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Checking drawings of accelerator and beam line components such as magnets, vacuum systems, diagnostic instrumentation, RF, insertion devices and support systems.
  • Checking bills of material, ECN and catalog item drawings; successful interaction and working closely with designers and engineers.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in 3D design/drafting using Creo or Inventor
  • Education and Experience Years:
    • High school diploma or equivalentplus12 years’ relevant work experience,OR
    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical fieldplus6 years’ relevant work experience,OR
    • A technical institute or Adult BOCES certification, or associate degree in a technical field, or Brookhaven Lab CCI program completionplus10 years’ relevant experience,OR
    • A technical high school certification program (e.g., BOCES)plus11years’ relevant work experience
  • Experience interpreting and ensuring conformance to drafting standards, including ASME Y14.5, pressure vessel codes and piping.
  • Knowledge of welding practices and welding symbol call outs on drawings.
  • Working knowledge of engineering fundamentals and handbook formulas, machine shop practices.  
  • Demonstrated ability to perform tolerance analysis.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in specifying drive components such as motors, gears, bearings, actuators, switches, and connectors.
  • Knowledge of accelerator magnets, vacuum systems, instrumentation, and beam line hardware.
  • Work experience in an accelerator or light source facility.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Will be required to become a qualified Radiation Worker.
  • May be required to climb ladders for equipment inspection.
  • May require moderate lifting (15-30 lbs.)
  • May be required to occasionally work off-hours, nights, or weekends to support mission critical projects.

Other Information:

  • Valid driver's license.
  • Selected candidates will be placed at the appropriate level based on their experience.
  • BNL cannot sponsor US work authorization/visa for this position.

Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The full salary range for this position is $89100 - $120850 / year. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates 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. BSA 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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