Mechanical Engineer (Multiple Openings)

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Engineering
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89099 Requisition #

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (LBNL) Engineering Division has immediate openings for Mechanical Engineer (Multiple Openings) to join the team.


This is a matrix position within Engineering that supports the ALS (Advanced Light Source).  The ALS is a dynamic national scientific user facility that provides thousands of scientists from around the world access to bright beams of x-rays, infrared, and extreme ultraviolet light for scientific studies and technology development in disciplines spanning physical, chemical, materials, biological, energy, and Earth sciences. The ALS has been a global leader in soft x-ray science for more than two decades and is currently undertaking a new project (ALS-U) that will endow the facility with state-of-the-art x-ray capabilities. It's an exciting time to join our growing team!


Under the general direction of a Lead Engineer, you will independently perform a variety of unique mechanical engineering tasks, including design and development activities in support of specific scientific and engineering programs, taking responsibility for sub-projects within major projects or research programs at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

 

These activities may include conceptualization, design, planning, implementation, and completion of assigned problems, tasks, and projects.  Some of which have a high degree of complexity and, large range in scope. Moreover, you will conduct, coordinate, and/or make significant contributions to large projects or multiple small projects utilizing independent judgment and decision making.  

 

This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.

 

What You Will Do:

  • Use working knowledge of basic mechanical engineering concepts and tools the Mechanical Engineer will perform design and analysis activities.

  • Perform tasks using computer aided design (CAD) and Software analysis tools including FEA.

  • Working within the project group, independently resolve project issues using professional engineering concepts to solve a variety of problems whose scope is typically in known designs.

  • Provide guidance and assistance to other professional staff as necessary.

  • Perform developmental work and prepare technical reports.

  • Consult with senior engineers as necessary and collaborate with scientific personnel to understand project requirements and needs


Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • May assume responsibility for specific subtasks within the project. Produce and create reporting materials for level 2 or 3 managers for project reporting purposes.

  • May direct the work of technical staff as required during progression of project.


What is Required:

  • BS degree, or equivalent, in engineering or a related field. A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated relevant knowledge and experience in mechanical engineering concepts, theories, practices, and tools.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply engineering principles and practices to design and implement technical projects.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated relevant knowledge and experience in mechanical engineering concepts, theories, practices, and tools.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply engineering principles and practices to design and implement a technical project or projects

  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in one or more of the following areas:

    • Application of modeling techniques applied to combined mechanical and thermal systems;

    • Precision Machine design and fabrication;


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Composite Design and Manufacturing.

  • Precision Machine Design and tolerance analysis.

  • Experience with large assembly management - product structure, BOM, PLM, etc.

  • Ability to lead work of others and give work direction.

  • Experience with the design and fabrication of metallic and/or composite structures.

  • Experience with Accelerator Vacuum systems and/or cryogenic applications.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes:

  • This is a 2-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA  94720.

 

Learn About Us:

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.


Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

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