Berkeley Lab's Engineering Division has an opening for a Magnetics Engineer. The Magnetics Engineer Independently performs a variety of engineering tasks using a broad array of analytical, computational, experimental, instrumentation, and hardware design skills in the development of storage ring lattice magnet and specialty magnet design, fabrication, and testing for applications including synchrotron rings, end stations, and other accelerator magnet projects. Takes responsibility for certain sub-projects and sub-groups within a larger project/program.
What You Will Do:
Use a broad array of analytical, computational, experimental, instrumentation, and hardware design skills in the development of storage ring lattice magnet and specialty magnet design and fabrication.
Oversee design, construction, and installation of accelerator and specialty magnets for national user facilities, such as the Advanced Light Source and other accelerator and light source facilities.
Analyze magnet technical data, designs, preliminary specifications, manufacturing limitations, supplier facilities, and availability of parts and equipment.
Establish performance criteria and specifications for manufacturing, assembly, and testing.
Write specifications for technically complex or challenging magnet procurements; including the gathering and organization of technical details and requirements.
Provide technical oversight to procurement staff, e.g. technical aspects of drawings, understanding of technical issues advice on vendor qualifications, and technical details of contracts.
Plan, organize and conduct technical projects/programs involving the design, fabrication, modification, and evaluation of mechanical components.
Formulate cost and schedule data associated with such components and prepare technical or progress reports.
Develop project scope and estimate related logistics, e.g. cost estimates and assembly/installation timelines.
Provide experienced magnetics support of Light Source initiatives and the diffraction-limited ALS upgrade.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
May assume a critical role in a particular component of larger projects/programs.
What is Required:
B.S. in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics related field.
Extensive experience in a magnet design and fabrication engineering role working along with scientific staff, or overall equivalent experience.
Knowledge and experience in accelerator magnet design, and mechanical issues & manufacturing thereof typically acquired in 5+ years.
Extensive Experience in relevant engineering areas including at least some of the following: 1) magnetic systems, normal conducting, superconducting, and/or permanent magnet, 2) vacuum and cryogenic systems, 3) particle accelerators and charged particle systems.
Ability to exercise sound engineering judgment, analytical ability, evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities and projects.
Experience in leading teams/projects in the magnetic systems area, including normal conducting, superconducting, permanent magnet, vacuum and cryogenic systems, specialty magnets, e.g. undulators, and particle accelerators.
Ability to plan, organize and conduct technical projects/programs and formulate cost and schedule data.
Adaptability and desire to learn new skills and technologies.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
M.S. or Ph.D. preferred.
Experience in a R&D and national laboratory environment is preferred.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on December 21, 2017.
This is a full time, 2 years, 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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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