Mechanical Engineer III / Engineering/Physicist Accelerator III
Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Internal Number: 785388
Supports the Mechanical Engineering Department in the FRIB Accelerator Systems Division with the design, manufacture, and implementation of specialized laboratory equipment in the mission of the FRIB Laboratory.
Mature design concepts and support the life cycle (concept, design, fabrication, testing, and installation) of innovative technical devices supporting heavy-ion accelerator development and operation. (60%)
Interact with customers, identify requirements, and estimate resources for assigned work.
Present design solutions to stakeholders and convene design reviews to obtain stakeholder feedback and endorsement.
Assist project leader and subject matter experts in reviewing design layouts, budgets, project documentation, construction, testing, modification of hardware and software and/or the installation of sub-systems.
Implement and follow the production, assembly, testing, and installation of accelerator components and assemblies.
Provide technical direction to support staff and students.
Provide engineering support for fabrication, assembly, and commissioning of technical equipment.
Maintain design and detail drawing files and records
Assist and advise design engineering staff with manufacturing options and feasibility recommendations for design manufacturability. (20%)
Work with suppliers to develop manufacturing strategies.
Serve as a subject matter expert and be a recognized member of internal professional peer communities. (15%)
Interact with other project leaders and subject matter experts to transform technical requirements into design solutions.
Use this expertise to develop and implement division/department policies and procedures.
Serve as a member on laboratory multi-functional committees.
Serve as Responsible Person for Export Control Access Control Plan.
Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties in this job classification. (5%)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Maintain a knowledge base of specialized fabrication capabilities available in industry and current capabilities available.
Working knowledge of basic heat transfer principles, structural mechanics and materials science.
Knowhow and ability to use software systems to track drawing approvals and revisions.
Proficiency in materials selection to reach specific design goals.
Proficiency in reading and checking mechanical fabrication drawings.
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals in the manufacturing sector and constructively manage critical supplier relationships in the area of technical performance.
Demonstrated ability to be transparent and accountable to line management, peers, and customers.
Position Duties - Team Member:
Execute work to meet project milestones and performance objectives (cost, scope and schedule)
Produce quality work and perform a multiple assignments under time constraints
Assume design responsibility on high complexity projects with limited line management interaction
Prioritize responsibilities for design and engineering tasks
Identify and analyze new initiatives
Deliver project and/or systems work scope within cost and schedule
Analyze, identify, pursue and implement new initiatives
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
The job requires a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Physics; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in physics, electronics, mechanical and/or electrical drafting, fabrication techniques, heat transfer, cryogenics and computer systems; and may require experience in the use of CAD and/or related engineering systems, including file transfer; experience in the use of exotic metals, including knowledge of their properties, in the fabrication and assembly of sophisticated research equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to work with export-controlled materials.
Mechanical Engineering degree with eight to ten years of experience
Experience with system-level detailing and checking mechanical drawings for production
Experience with SolidWorks and PDM Systems
Experience in the design, fabrication and complex assembly of superconducting equipment
Experience in fabrication techniques, cryogenic systems, installation and operations setup, electronics, mechanical and electronic drafting and computer systems
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Please provide a Resume, Cover Letter and three professional references.
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The Bidding Eligibility ends on 06/07/2022 at 11:59 PM
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