Engineer - Mechanical / Mechatronics

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Upton, NY, USA
  • Oct 15, 2020
Full time

Job Description

Job ID 2330Date posted 09/30/2020

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 Superconducting Magnet Division (SMD) designs, builds, and tests superconducting magnets for use in particle accelerators world-wide.  The SMD also builds magnets for various other applications (e.g., Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage) and provides magnetic measurement services lab-wide.

Position Description

The Superconducting Magnet Division has an opening for an Associate Staff Engineer to assist with the design of superconducting magnets and tooling and to support the associated manufacturing efforts. This position performs specific and limited portions of analysis, design and general execution of parts of a broader engineering assignment under the direction of a more experienced engineer.  This position involves electro/mechanical, machine programming development and maintenance of an advanced semiautomatic superconducting coil winding machine. The incumbent in this position will interface heavily with an international and multicultural scientific community in a dynamic environment.

Position Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Solid modeling and engineering drawing creation of superconducting magnets and magnet tooling, both parts and assemblies, using CREO software
  • Electro/mechanical and machine programming development and maintenance of an advanced semiautomatic superconducting coil winding machine
  • Process engineering of Direct Wind superconducting coil technology

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or mechatronics
  • Familiarity with solid modeling software
  • Knowledge of motion control and motion programming
  • LabVIEW software
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills
  • Computing proficiency to include daily productivity applications: email, excel, word

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Finite element analysis of thermal and structural components using ANSYS workbench
  • Familiarity with Creo solid modeling software
  • Ultrasonic welding knowledge
  • Machine tool practices

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Hand/eye coordination
  • Moderate lifting (up to 30 pounds)
  • The ability to climb a ladder


  • SPECIAL NOTE:  Appointment level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

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
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Dental Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

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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