RD3 Mechanical Engineer/RD4 Principal Mechanical Engineer

Website advancedphoton Advanced Photon Source (APS)

Requisition Number: 403798
Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Research and Development
Division: PSC-Photon Sciences
Employment Category: Regular
Shift: 8:30 – 5:00
Level (Grade): RD3

Position Description

The X-ray Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) is currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer to join the Beamline Instrumentation (BI) Group. The BI Group works with APS beamline scientists to provide technical support to the existing synchrotron radiation beamlines and experimental end stations that enable world-class research. The BI Group also supports the specification and design of new and enhanced beamlines to be built as part of the APS Upgrade.This position will be responsible for developing and executing mechanical designs for beamlines and associated end stations. They will independently define conceptual principles as well as perform detailed design. Perform engineering analysis. Collaborate on design and controls with other engineers and scientists. Develop and oversee cost and schedule for projects. Coordinate procurement and manufacturing processes and conduct performance testing. Develop and implement R and amp;D programs for synchrotron instrumentation design, including high-precision opto-mechanical components. This type of work is usually carried out in collaboration with other members of the group, division, other APS divisions, and the facility users.

Position Requirements

•Previous mechanical engineering experience with synchrotron radiation instrumentation or related fields is not required, but desirable.
•Considerable knowledge of mechanical design and materials properties.
•Knowledge of mechanical fabrication processes.
•Considerable knowledge of system design with high-precision optical and mechanical components, and common electronic motion control systems.
•Previous hands-on experience in developing such systems including state-of-the-art piezo-based positioning, voice coil-actuated systems, interferometric techniques, and related controls is a plus.
•Knowledge of vacuum system design.
•Considerable experience with FEA software, as applied to mechanical design.
•Knowledge and experience with 2D and 3D CAD systems.
•Considerable experience working in a team design environment subject to a stringent design review process.
•Knowledge and experience with project management.
•Knowledge and experience developing detailed cost and schedule for large projects.
•Ability to independently perform R and D, to innovate, and to find state-of-the-art solutions to one-of-a-kind problems.
•Good written and verbal communication skills.

RD3 Requirement: Bachelor’s and 8+ years;Master’s and 5+ years; or Doctorate and 4+ years; or equivalent.
RD4 Requirement: Bachelor’s and 12+ years; Master’s and 7+ years; Doctorate and 6+ years; or equivalent.

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