More InformationMechanical Engineer
(Research Support Specialist II)
The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE) at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Engineer (Research Support Specialist II). This is a two-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or permanent classification. CLASSE is a world leader in accelerator design and X-ray research in biology, chemistry, art history, and new materials discovery. We seek exceptional candidates who enjoy team-based organizations and work in complex laboratory settings to assist in the development and translation of concepts for new and upgraded devices into fully vetted 3D CAD models and detailed engineering drawings, following through to commissioning and full functionality of the equipment. Working in small teams, the engineer will develop concepts and create 3D models that permit full examination of the construction and function of the equipment. Implement design into 2D construction drawings with a complete Bill of Materials, or work with staff designers to do so. Participate in superconducting accelerator cavity infrastructure development, operation and maintenance (ex., – clean room, UHV furnace, Electron Beam Welding, chem-room apparatus). May require guidance and oversight of staff regarding engineering and design elements of projects. Working in close cooperation with laboratory staff at all levels, monitor assembly, installation, and commissioning of equipment for multiple, simultaneous research program projects to include superconducting microwave cavity research and device development.
A Bachelor’s degree in Applied Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience, plus 3-5 years practical experience in engineering and design is required; recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Required experience includes fluency with commercial parametric 3D CAD programs; ability to visualize solutions to complex mechanical problems; demonstrated understanding of precision machining practices such as turning, milling, and NC machine tools; and ability to work efficiently within tight schedules and competing priorities is critical. Desirable experience includes the following: familiarity in design of particle accelerator and/or light source (X-ray) beamline components; familiarity in the preparation for cryogenic tests of microwave devices; familiarity with designs using specialty materials; familiarity with clean room assembly work and/or chemical treatment of materials will be an asset; FEA-based modeling programs, e.g., ANSYS; familiarity with UHV equipment design and practices as well as with cryogenic engineering and design; familiarity in computer scripting and/or programming languages.
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