This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic "go-to" individual who can apply manufacturing industry expertise plus excellent interpersonal skills to be the resource for internal project managers/engineers and external vendors. This role calls for proactive, independent analysis of technical items for manufacturing purchases, close coordination with procurement staff, managing status of and planning various procurements.
This position is best fit for a mechanical/manufacturing engineer who is savvy at building and maintaining strategic business relationships while focusing on the macro perspective regarding technical needs and logistics details of projects..
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
What You Will Do:
Coordinate the fabrication of scientific experimental equipment for government-sponsored national research programs and facilities.
Be the primary resource and coordinator for specific engineering projects regarding procurement, shipping/receiving, onsite manufacturing, and external subcontractors.
Consult with engineering staff to establish performance criteria and specifications for manufacturing and testing.
Work with project managers to help develop project scope and manage related logistics (time/cost estimates, assembly/installation timelines).
Provide technical advice to procurement representative. (technical aspects of drawings, understanding of technical issues; advise on vendor qualifications, technical details of contract proposal verbiage)
Explore and validate cost effective and timely solutions for complex and often technically challenging projects.
Analyze technical data, designs, preliminary specifications, manufacturing limitations, supplier facilities, and availability of parts and equipment.
Investigate potential vendors and make recommendations; be aware of and communicate vendor discrepancies and parts/equipment issues.
Prepare technical or progress reports with minimal supervision.
Write specifications for technically complex or challenging procurements; including the gathering and organization of technical details and requirements.
Facilitate material inspection, substitution, standardization, rework, salvage, utilization, and economical procurement of parts and equipment.
May infrequently travel to tradeshows, as appropriate.
What is Required:
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or similar technical degree plus at least 3 years of experience in liaison/coordinator role with procurement staff, or overall equivalent experience
Excellent and effective communication/interpersonal skills, meeting facilitation, organization and detail orientation with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities and projects
Knowledge of the technical aspects and considerations of mechanical/manufacturing related items to determine appropriate procurements for various projects
Experience reading, understanding, and interpreting assembly, detail, and weldment drawings
Technical knowledge of manufacturing and assembly practices and processes. A typical project may include the following types of equipment: particle accelerators, plasmas, and/or charged particle systems; optics: charged particle and/or x-ray; X-ray (synchrotron/FEL) beamline design; magnetic systems: normal conducting, superconducting, and/or permanent magnet; cryogenic systems; vacuum systems.
Experience in a R&D environment is preferred.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time 2-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to a 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.
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Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
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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In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.