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Sr Designer Piping

Job ID 2222 Date posted 07/08/2020

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 mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to operate, maintain, improve, and upgrade the suite of electron, proton, and heavy ion accelerators used to carry out a program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). To support this program, the C-AD must design, fabricate, assemble, test, install, and operate unique research equipment to generate, transport, transfer, accelerate, focus, track, collide, and absorb high intensity particle beams up to energies of 250 GeV.  This includes a combination of custom designed and built parts and vendor produced components developed by a collaboration of the C-AD scientific, engineering, and technical staff. 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.

Position Description

The C-AD has an opening for Senior Mechanical Designer in the Design and Documentation Group for water, pneumatic, and cryogenic piping systems design.  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 that require water, gas, or cryogenic fluid piping, structural piping supports, pumps, tanks, and other mechanical assemblies using 3D computer aided design 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:

With engineering and scientific staff support, the successful candidate 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. 
  • Ability to perform design functions independently with general direction and review by a mechanical/civil engineer or scientist. 

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires a technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or engineering field.
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience that must include using Creo, Inventor, and/or Solid Works 3D CAD software designing piping systems and components for fabrication and installation
  • Experience with water, fluid, and/or gas piping systems and structural piping supports
  • Knowledge of material properties, manufacturing/machine shop processes, welding, hardware & component choice, manufacturing, installation, and dimensioning and tolerances.
  • Must have ability to perform mechanical design functions independently with general direction and review by a mechanical engineer or scientist.
  • Clear and concise technical communication skills for close communication with engineers, reporting changes and modifications, and with technical staff who install and maintain equipment.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Technology with relevant work experience.
  • Ability to review and check the 3D models and fabrication drawings of other design group personnel.
  • Experience with custom scientific equipment including vacuum chambers & components, high current and high voltage equipment, and/or cryogenic components.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills

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
  • Retirement Plan
  • 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 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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