20 days old

Mechanical Staff Engineer

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Batavia, IL 60510
  • Job Code
    114888379


Job Description

Fermilab is America's premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We build and operate world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible to support science discovery.

The Fermilab Accelerator Division Target Systems Department seeks a highly motivated Staff Mechanical Engineer or Staff Nuclear Engineer candidate. You will be part of a diverse team of talented and dedicated accelerator physicists, engineers, designers, and technicians. This department performs the design, fabrication, operation and upgrade of high-power target systems for ongoing and future accelerator experiments at Fermilab, most notably the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF). The challenging and sophisticated target system equipment is a core competency for converting the intense proton beam into a focused neutrino beam, and it includes targets, magnetic focusing horns, beam windows, beam absorbers, collimators, and beam instrumentation. These devices are operated in a harsh environment subject to beam-induced heating, thermo-structural stresses, magnetic pressure, vibration stresses, radiation damage, material corrosion, and fatigue. Handling of these critical beamline components requires specialized techniques and equipment design (e.g., remote handling provisions, vision systems, and specialized machines). With a variety of levels and types of job assignments, you will have the opportunity for professional growth and development. For more information regarding the exciting work conducted in the Target Systems Department please visit http://targets.fnal.gov/

You Will:
  • Utilize fundamental engineering concepts and principles to complete assignments and develop familiarization with the Laboratory's method of project engineering, to contribute in the team's effort from the design stage through review, procurement, fabrication, installation, test and operation.
  • Participate in design activities, project efforts, upgrades, and operational activities within several high-power target facilities (NuMI, BNB, and Muon g-2) located on the Fermilab Illinois site, as well as future projects including Mu2e, PIP-II and LBNF.
  • Participate in and lead efforts involving general mechanical-system design, heat transfer analysis, mechanical stress analysis, and thermal-fluid system design.
  • Specify and procure complex target system components, including fabrication oversight, QA activities, acceptance testing, and developing specifications and procedures for processing, assembly, and installation.
  • Oversee field engineering activities and solve problems in the maintenance and operations of Target System devices and facilities.
  • Provide technical direction to draftspersons, designers, engineering associates, technicians or co-op engineering students and interns, as assigned.
  • Abide by and responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position.

We Are Looking For:
  • Bachelor or Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Nuclear Engineering from an ABET accredited institution.
  • Successful completion of coursework in mechanics of materials, machine design, heat transfer, fluids and thermodynamics.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Ability to perform mechanical stress, deflection, thermal and fluid system calculations.
  • Knowledge of machine shop practices and techniques for fabricating complex and intricate hardware.
  • Strong computing skills including preparing and documenting engineering calculations, FEA analyses, creating 3D models and 2D drawings using CAD software, data presentation, design reports, operational procedures, and project management activities (cost estimates, schedules).
  • Ability to communicate clearly using verbal and written practices with team members.
  • 1-3 years of professional engineering experience or co-op / intern engineering experience is a plus.
  • Experience in the design, assembly, and operation of particle beam target system components is a plus.
  • Knowledge of welding practices (e.g., TIG welding process) as related to manufacturing and fabrication of structures is a plus.
  • Ability to trouble-shoot mechanical systems in a hands-on systematic fashion using sound engineering principles is a plus.
  • Knowledge of remote handling system is a plus.
  • Knowledge of materials, metallurgy, and radiation damage is a plus.
  • Knowledge of code standards such as ASME, AISC, and ANSI/ASME pressure vessel and piping codes is a plus.
  • Knowledge of radiation practices, shielding, protection, etc.is a plus.
  • Electro-mechanical experience is a plus.


Physical Activity and Work Conditions

Human Factors: Mental Concentration, Sitting, Tight Work Schedule, Visually Demanding.

Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.
Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory.
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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<br/><br/><b>Job Description</b> <br><br>Fermilab is America's premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We build and operate world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible to support science discovery. <br><br>The Fermilab Accelerator Division Target Systems Department seeks a highly motivated <strong>Staff Mechanical Engineer</strong> or <strong>Staff</strong> <strong>Nuclear Engineer</strong> candidate. You will be part of a diverse team of talented and dedicated accelerator physicists, engineers, designers, and technicians. This department performs the design, fabrication, operation and upgrade of high-power target systems for ongoing and future accelerator experiments at Fermilab, most notably the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF). The challenging and sophisticated target system equipment is a core competency for converting the intense proton beam into a focused neutrino beam, and it includes targets, magnetic focusing horns, beam windows, beam absorbers, collimators, and beam instrumentation. These devices are operated in a harsh environment subject to beam-induced heating, thermo-structural stresses, magnetic pressure, vibration stresses, radiation damage, material corrosion, and fatigue. Handling of these critical beamline components requires specialized techniques and equipment design (e.g., remote handling provisions, vision systems, and specialized machines). With a variety of levels and types of job assignments, you will have the opportunity for professional growth and development. For more information regarding the exciting work conducted in the Target Systems Department please visit <a href="http://targets.fnal.gov/">http://targets.fnal.gov/</a><br><br><strong>You Will:</strong><br> <ul> <li>Utilize fundamental engineering concepts and principles to complete assignments and develop familiarization with the Laboratory's method of project engineering, to contribute in the team's effort from the design stage through review, procurement, fabrication, installation, test and operation.</li> <li>Participate in design activities, project efforts, upgrades, and operational activities within several high-power target facilities (NuMI, BNB, and Muon g-2) located on the Fermilab Illinois site, as well as future projects including Mu2e, PIP-II and LBNF. </li> <li>Participate in and lead efforts involving general mechanical-system design, heat transfer analysis, mechanical stress analysis, and thermal-fluid system design.</li> <li>Specify and procure complex target system components, including fabrication oversight, QA activities, acceptance testing, and developing specifications and procedures for processing, assembly, and installation. </li> <li>Oversee field engineering activities and solve problems in the maintenance and operations of Target System devices and facilities.</li> <li>Provide technical direction to draftspersons, designers, engineering associates, technicians or co-op engineering students and interns, as assigned.</li> <li>Abide by and responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position.</li> </ul> <br><strong>We Are Looking For</strong>:<br> <ul> <li>Bachelor or Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Nuclear Engineering from an ABET accredited institution. </li> <li>Successful completion of coursework in mechanics of materials, machine design, heat transfer, fluids and thermodynamics.</li> <li>Minimum 3.0 GPA.</li> <li>Ability to perform mechanical stress, deflection, thermal and fluid system calculations.</li> <li>Knowledge of machine shop practices and techniques for fabricating complex and intricate hardware.</li> <li>Strong computing skills including preparing and documenting engineering calculations, FEA analyses, creating 3D models and 2D drawings using CAD software, data presentation, design reports, operational procedures, and project management activities (cost estimates, schedules).</li> <li>Ability to communicate clearly using verbal and written practices with team members.</li> <li>1-3 years of professional engineering experience or co-op / intern engineering experience is a plus.</li> <li>Experience in the design, assembly, and operation of particle beam target system components is a plus.</li> <li>Knowledge of welding practices (e.g., TIG welding process) as related to manufacturing and fabrication of structures is a plus.</li> <li>Ability to trouble-shoot mechanical systems in a hands-on systematic fashion using sound engineering principles is a plus.</li> <li>Knowledge of remote handling system is a plus.</li> <li>Knowledge of materials, metallurgy, and radiation damage is a plus.</li> <li>Knowledge of code standards such as ASME, AISC, and ANSI/ASME pressure vessel and piping codes is a plus.</li> <li>Knowledge of radiation practices, shielding, protection, etc.is a plus.</li> <li>Electro-mechanical experience is a plus.</li> </ul> <br><br><strong>Physical Activity and Work Conditions</strong><br><br>Human Factors: Mental Concentration, Sitting, Tight Work Schedule, Visually Demanding.<br><br><strong> Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science. </strong><br> Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory. <br> Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.<br><br> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/b7QPR1i8jPpMCxEkIeLgl"> <p>PI114888379</p>

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Posted: 2019-10-26 Expires: 2019-11-26

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