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Mechanical Engineers (experienced, multiple levels)

Job ID 2328 Date posted 02/24/2021

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

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.

Position Description

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.)

Position Requirements

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:

  • Medical Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • 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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