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Piping Designer (ERAP eligible)

Job ID 1829 Date posted 07/31/2019


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.



The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to operate, maintain, and upgrade the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider’s complex of particle/heavy ion accelerators used to carry out the program of accelerator-based physics experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).  C-AD supports design, construction, and operation of specialized mechanical and electrical equipment for accelerator magnets, power supplies, high power Radio Frequency cavities, beam diagnostic and control systems electronics, and the civil facilities that house and support this equipment.  The C-AD supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists.  The C-AD performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.



The C-AD has an opening for a Senior Mechanical Designer in the Design and Documentation Group.  Under the technical direction of the group leader and the responsible engineer/scientist, the selected candidate will design and provide fabrication drawings for components used for the particle accelerators such as water, gas, or cryogenic fluid piping, structural piping supports, and other mechanical assemblies using 3D design and piping software.  Assignments are usually on a project basis, so the candidate must be able to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgement to plan, coordinate, and perform their design efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to create accurate and detailed 3D system piping and component designs as well as mechanical manufacturing drawings to ANSI Y14.5 standards.
  • Must have ability to perform mechanical design functions independently with general direction and review by a mechanical/civil engineer or scientist.
  • Must have experience with water, fluid, and/or gas piping systems and structural piping supports.
  • Must have knowledge of material properties, component choice, manufacturing, installation, and machine shop processes, and dimensioning and tolerances.



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires an AAS degree in Mechanical Design Technology or equivalent relevant experience, or a Technical Certificate with relevant work experience that must include using 3D CAD software designing piping systems and mechanical components for fabrication.
  • Experience with CREO, Solid Works and/or Autodesk Inventor.
  • Most have good technical communication skills for close communication with engineers, reporting changes and modifications and with technical staff who install and maintain equipment. 
  • Must be able to review and check the 3D models and fabrication drawings of other design group personnel.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Technology with relevant work experience that must include using 3D CAD software designing piping systems and mechanical components for fabrication.
  • Experience in designing systems and components for cryogenics, vacuum systems, high voltage and/or high current systems.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Must have good vision and hand dexterity for computer use and field inspection and measurement.
  • Must have valid driver’s license for field inspection and measurement.
  • Ability to climb a ladder and work at heights above 6 feet for field inspection and measurement.

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
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits


We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer 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.

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