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Mechanical Drafter/Designer

Job ID 3577 Date posted 01/24/2023

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( 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.

Organizational Overview

The National Synchrotron Light Source-II (NSLS-II) is one of the newest, most advanced synchrotron light sources in the world, NSLS-II enables its growing research community to study materials with nanoscale resolution and exquisite sensitivity by providing cutting-edge capabilities. Together with visiting researchers from all around the world, interdisciplinary teams at NSLS-II uncover the atomic structure, elemental make-up, and electronic behavior of materials. By creating this new, deeper understanding of materials, these research teams advance our knowledge in a wide range of scientific disciplines such as life sciences, quantum materials, energy storage, advanced materials science, physics, chemistry, and biology.

Position Description

The Accelerator Division of NSLS-II has an opportunity for a Senior Drafting Specialist/Designer to document and plan to design specialized equipment, components, apparatus, facilities, or systems.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Generate 2D drawings of complex 3D models of accelerator and beam line components such as front ends, enclosures, utilities, ray tracings, support and alignment systems, vacuum components, diagnostic devices, optical components, and detectors;
  • Interpret and ensure conformance to applicable standards, codes and policies including ASME Y14.5M;
  • Develop conceptual designs to meet physics and engineering specifications; document designs through detailed drawings including bill of material, ECO and catalog items.

Position Requirements

  • Requires an associate degree in a related scientific or technical field or equivalent capabilities, plus at least six (6) years of relevant drafting work experience.
  • Must show evidence of a working knowledge of engineering fundamentals and standard handbook formulas covering such subjects as machine, architectural and structural design.
  • Experience with Autodesk Inventor Professional, Autocad Mechanical CAD software and Autodesk Vault Professional document management.
  • Experience managing layouts, parts, and assemblies in the drawing database.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of accelerator magnets, vacuum systems, water systems, instrumentation and beam line hardware, RF systems and insertion devices
  • Work experience in an accelerator or light-source facility.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements

  • Manual dexterity
  • Close visual acuity

 Other Information: 

  • Visa sponsorship for this position is not available

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:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave
  • Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation: Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)
Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate are committed to your success.  We offer a supportive work environment and the resources necessary for you to succeed.

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO is required at the start of your employment.

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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