Develops and executes mechanical designs for accelerator systems, synchrotron radiation beamlines, insertion devices, front-ends, and experimental apparatus for the Advanced Photon Source. Defines conceptual principles as well as performs detailed design. Performs engineering analysis. Provides design assistance to other engineers and to scientists. Coordinates procurement and manufacturing processes and conducts performance testing. Develops and implements programs for synchrotron instrumentation. This type of work is usually carried out in collaboration with other members of the group, division, other APS divisions, and the facility users.
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Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.
Relevant experience in the design, fabrication, assembly, and commissioning of mechanical systems.
Knowledge of mechanical fabrication processes including surface preparation, ultra-high vacuum, brazing and welding.
Knowledge of the use and application of mechanical engineering design tools including 2D and 3D CAD (preferably AutoCAD and Creo), FEA (ANSYS or COMSOL), and simulation (MATLAB or Mathematica).
Knowledge and experience in the application of thermal design, fluid flow, stress analysis and machine design.
Knowledge of fabrication methods, QC/QA requirements, procedures, and techniques.
Skill in working with physicists/engineers/designers/technicians in project groups in order to meet project schedules and performance milestones.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
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