The Fundamental Physics Directorate at SLAC is seeking a Junior Mechanical Engineer to support design, fabrication, construction, and testing of mechanical systems on a variety of different SLAC projects. This includes work on complex systems currently in development for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Camera (LSST Camera).
This position reports to the Fundamental Physics Directorate Head of Engineering who is responsible for allocating different program assignments. These assignments include design, development, fabrication, assembly, integration, and testing of complex mechanical systems on any of the projects undertaken within the Fundamental Physics Directorate.
The DOE LSST Program led by SLAC, will develop, design, fabricate, integrate, test and deliver the state-of-the-art Camera System to the Chilean Andes observatory. The 3.2 Gigapixel camera, which will be the world's largest digital camera for astronomy, will be mounted in the wide field telescope and generate ~30 terabytes of data nightly.
Note: This is a one-year fixed-term assignment, with the possibility to extend or convert to regular, continuing appointment.
Your specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Design and development of complex mechanical systems.
Use of CAD software for development of 3D models & production of fabrication drawings.
Procurements, and tracking of parts and assemblies through machine shops.
Assembly, integration and testing of mechanical systems.
Perform various additional mechanical engineering duties in support of senior team Engineers.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field.
Demonstrated ability to develop innovative and creative design concepts using strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated understanding of mechanism design, structural analysis, and basic heat transfer and thermal analysis.
Proficient in 3-D solid modeling, stress analysis, and motion system analysis.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, particularly with specialists in other fields.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Experience producing mechanical shop drawings.
Experience in developing controlled motion systems.
Experience developing precision mechanisms.
Experience in developing systems for vacuum applications, or cryogenic environments.
SLAC employee competencies:
Effective Decisions: Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
Self-Development: Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
Dependability: Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
Initiative: Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
Adaptability: Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
Communication: Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages
Relationships: Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve.
Physical requirements and Working conditions:
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for environment, safety and security; communicates related concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Meets the applicable roles and responsibilities as described in the ESH Manual, Chapter 1—General Policy and Responsibilities: http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/esh/eshmanual/pdfs/ESHch01.pdf
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
Classification Title: Staff Engineer 1
Job code: 0131
Duration: Fixed Term