Six to twelve month assignment with conversion potential.
The primary responsibility of this position is to work closely with scientists, engineers, to translate technical ideas and concepts into mechanical designs that can be efficiently analyzed, fabricated, and assembled.
The successful candidate will be capable of delivering mechanical designs for a wide range of technical, first-of-kind research projects, typically for challenging environments involving vacuum, low temperature, high temperature, magnetic fields, or high-power radiofrequency.
The role additionally requires producing appropriate CAD models suitable for FEA/CFD analysis, realistic 3D renderings of complex models for publications and outreach, and drawing packages for bids and production. The position demands a strong knowledge of engineering principles, material properties, and fabrication processes such that design solutions can be achieved on schedule with minimal supervision once design objectives and requirements are established.
A four-year degree in mechanical engineering (or closely related field) and a minimum of 7 years of experience designing complex mechanical systems is required. Experience designing for high vacuum, low temperature (4 K), high temperature, strong magnetic fields, and/or high-power radiofrequency environments is encouraged.
Expert knowledge of CAD (e.g. professional SolidWorks or Solid Edge certification) and 3D rendering software (e.g. Keyshot) is required along with ability to produce drawing packages; knowledge of FEA/CFD tools (e.g. COMSOL) is preferred but not required. The candidate must be organized, detail oriented, and able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision once a set of tasks have been clearly defined.