Berkeley Lab's Engineering Division has an opening for a Mechanical Design Associate. This role will utilize combined and varied technical knowledge and design skills translating mechanical engineering and scientific concepts into special applications requiring unique methods, techniques, procedures or processes. You will execute complete technical or mechanical design projects, operational assignments, or major objectives within the framework of a particular phase of scientific inquiry or applied technology.
What You Will Do:
Apply technical expertise and knowledge of basic engineering/scientific concepts and practices to provide multifunctional mechanical engineering design.
Originate, evaluate, and prove mechanical engineering design concepts where the solution of technical problems is required and professional expertise is necessary.
Consult with program and project team members to focus on the specifications, form, and function of the design.
Collaborate on the definition of functional requirements and evaluate alternative design concepts consistent with schedule, cost, and material limitation.
Direct the design of apparatus, equipment, assemblies, facilities, utilities and systems by interpreting and translating design concepts and layouts.
Meet project / task schedules and budgets. Complete work assignments with accuracy and meet technical performance criteria with due consideration for cost/time constraints. Maintain appropriate level of documentation for activities.
Demonstrated ability to manage complex assemblies and understand parent-child relationships.
Advanced modeling skills including proper use of patterns, sweeps and trajectories, simplified reps and top down design techniques.
Experience with CREO Parametric drawing package, including, but not limited to, GD&T, multiple sheet assembly drawings and detailed fabrication drawings.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
May lead the activities of nonexempt personnel.
What is Required:
Knowledge or experience equivalent to an BA level degree in a functional specialty closely aligned with a relevant program or equivalent computer aided drafting experience.
5 years or more, current experience with CREO Parametric (formerly Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire).
Significant technical expertise and knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and practices.
Demonstrated ability to apply mechanical engineering principles and practices to technical design and implementation of technical projects, or operational assignments.
Experience in interpreting and translating objectives of job requirements into technical designs or functional concepts.
Demonstrated ability to interact with other scientists and engineers in defining goals and contributing to their realization.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Minimum of 2 years related professional technical experience.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 2 years, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to 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.
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.
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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.