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The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to operate, maintain, improve, and upgrade the suite of electron, proton, and heavy ion accelerators used to carry out a program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). To support this program, the C-AD must design, fabricate, assemble, test, install, and operate unique research equipment to generate, transport, transfer, accelerate, focus, track, collide, and absorb high intensity particle beams up to energies of 250 GeV. This includes a combination of custom designed and built parts and vendor produced components developed by a collaboration of the C-AD scientific, engineering, and technical staff. The C-AD supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The C-AD performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.
The Collider Accelerator Department has an opening for an experienced Cryogenic Process Engineer (Mechanical Engineer II) to lead and/or assist in engineering and procurement of cryogenic equipment for cooling superconducting devices.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Leading individual engineering projects and developing project plans including schedules, needed resources, and budgets
Working independently, interacting with and reporting to senior engineering and scientific staff for assignments, mentorship, and support
Conducting overall system level engineering, defining equipment requirements, preparing equipment purchase specifications and drawing packages, following lab safety standards and national safety and equipment codes
Oversight of junior engineers during the engineering and design of cryogenic components, and developing designs of cryogenic components inside cryostats, of vacuum jacketed cryogenic piping system and warm piping systems between equipment and piping supports
Collaborating with technical staff on the mechanical interfaces and cryogenic requirements during the design of Superconducting RF cavity and superconducting magnet cryo-modules
Developing purchase specifications, interfacing and following up with vendor/fabricator during vendor manufacturing, travel for design meetings and witness tests
Presenting the engineering and design in design reviews with technical staff
Coordination of a variety of technical staff for fabrication, assembly, testing and installation of equipment in the C-AD shops and facilities
Reviewing and supervising junior engineers in writing work planning procedures, hazard analyses, safety reviews, supervise technicians during assembly, installation, and commissioning of equipment
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or related discipline
Minimum seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the engineering and or operation of cryogenic system, helium plant or other plant process equipment and component systems
Experience with plant/system process simulation and use of cryogenic thermodynamic and transport properties database such as HePak, Gaspak, Refprop, Aspen HYSYS or other plant process simulation software
Excellent written and oral skills and proficient with MS Office (Strong Excel)
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
An MS degree or higher in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or a closely related field
Process experience in cryogenic plants or with other refrigeration cycles is greatly desired
Ability to positively interact and support contractors, vendors, and procurement professionals
Familiarity with ASME BPVC VIII and ASME B31.3 Piping Code, and CGA standards
Familiarity with NFPA and OSHA requirements
Familiarity with ASME/ASCE standards, building codes, NFPA and OSHA requirements
Project development and management skills, proficient with MS Project
Professional Engineering license
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Individual may be required to climb ladders and/or work in Confined Spaces
Individual may be required to work in Oxygen Deficiency Hazard area
Individual may be required to work in High Noise environment
Individual may be required to work in Static Magnetic fields area greater than 5 Gauss
Individual will be required to become a qualified Radiation Worker and may be required to work in Radiation areas
Individual may be required to occasionally work off-hours, nights or weekends to support critical projects
Individual may be required to travel to attend vendor meetings, project reviews, and conferences, and training
The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate professional level dependent upon depth and breadth of meaningful knowledge and skills, as well as years of relevant experience
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:
Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.