Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)Engineering Division has immediate opening for a Mechanical Technician Associate to join the team.
You will provide multifunctional and varied technical support at journey level in the field of superconducting magnet design, fabrication assembly and testing. You will use professional level experience and skills to solve complex problems to achieve SMP project goals and in accordance with Lab objectives and safety requirements.
Provide resolutions to technical problems of moderately complex scope related to: magnet design and construction, materials specification, testing and qualification, procurement of commercial parts, equipment and raw materials.
Coordinate scheduling, fabrication, manufacturing, assembly, and testing of components and completed prototype magnets.
Independently advise and assist professional staff and make innovative contributions to improve mechanical design, assembly and testing of test magnets and associated hardware.
Design and document new concepts, parts and assemblies using 3D CAD.
Apply engineering, scientific and other technical concepts and practices with an emphasis on fabrication, assembly and manufacturing operations
Using personal discretion and maintaining general program objectives, lead, coordinate and contribute to the fabrication tasks in the SMP technical areas.
Maintain and improve data collection, test records and as built design documentation.
Design, specify, procure and facilitate installation of new mechanical equipment and infrastructure upgrades for the SMP.
Attend and contribute to design review, safety and progress meetings related to prototype superconducting magnet testing, materials and cable development design and construction.
Independently perform duties of an ME Associate in the B58 complex supporting design and fabrication activities in the SSTF and SMTF (superconducting magnet test facility).
Train and mentor junior staff in assembly procedures and fabrication methods.
Coordinate with internal and external LBL groups to complete fabrication and assembly.
Provide supervision and leadership as a deputy supervisor for the SMP.
Maintain, modernize, calibrate, support fabrication tools and equipment.
AA/AS/BS degree in mechanical or engineering technology, or the equivalent in industry or military training in a related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience in 3D CAD/CAM software.
Significant technical knowledge of engineering and manufacturing, materials, principles and practices.
Journey level experience with setup and operation of precision machine tools both manual and CNC.
Experience with quality control and test methods related to manufacturing.
Experience in Metrology, Inspection and gaging related to fabricated components.
Ability to interact and communicate efficiently with researchers, engineers, designers, machinists, and other engineering technicians to provide a high level of customer service.
Excellent computer skills with demonstrated ability to efficiently use applications such as MS Excel and Word, CAD/CAM systems.
Experience and ability to lead and or supervise small teams of technical personnel.
Valid California Driver's License.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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