Mechanical Engineer

Website Brookhaven National Laboratory

Mechanical Engineer Job Highlights

Title Mechanical Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Upton, NY, United States
Company Brookhaven National Laboratory

Company Profile

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary laboratory. It conducts research in the physical, biomedical, environmental sciences, energy technologies, and national security. The Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry, and government researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE’s Office of Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited-liability company founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

Job Profile

The Mechanical Engineering Group (NSLS-II) is hiring a Mechanical Engineer who will support engineering and design, project management, construction testing, and operations.

Education Level

Work Experience

  • Experience in machine design
  • Technical writing skills and experience with spreadsheets


  • Provide engineering support for all aspects of the NSLS-II mechanical systems including detailed designs, specifications, calculations, drawings, and cost estimates.
  • Manage projects through the entire project lifecycle from conceptualizing, design, estimating/planning, and budgeting to construction, installation, and testing.

Project Management-

  • Coordinate the work of a group of engineers, in-house trades, general contractors, and outside Architects/Engineers
  • Develop project plans to meet customer needs within available budgets and time frames.
  • Ensure adherence to work scope, schedule, and budget.


  • Assist in development plans to start up, test, and verify that system performance meets the needs of the facility and identified requirements.
  • Monitor and support the construction process with the support of construction inspectors.
  • Work closely with other members of the technical staff to develop, execute, and report on experiments.

​Operations Support-

  • Support accelerator operations to improve the overall system reliability.
  • Maintain and implement safety practices and procedures applicable to daily activities.
  • Develop procedures to maintain and field-certify installed systems


  • Prepare and deliver presentations to organizational stakeholders and senior leadership, as required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to perform analysis in fluid dynamics
  • Ability to perform thermal, vibration, and stress analysis using ANSYS
  • ANSYS analysis software (thermal, vibration, Stress/strain)
  • At least 3 years of experience in a mechanical engineering-related field with an emphasis on machine design.
  • Demonstrated understanding of classical mechanical engineering analysis
  • Experience scheduling and tracking projects using Microsoft Project or similar project scheduling software
  • Good understanding of standard production techniques and approaches including machining tolerances, welding and brazing practices, electrical discharge machining, laser and waterjet cutting.


  • Technical writing skills and experience with spreadsheets.
  • Ability to perform design responsibilities for a project from conception to completion.
  • Working knowledge of Inventor 3D (or similar) modeling software for the design and layout of equipment and components.
  • Working knowledge of dimensioning and tolerancing drawing standards per ASME Y14.5
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a diverse group of scientists and technical staff.


  • 401(k) Plan
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness and Recreation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs
  • Tuition Assistance, Training, and Professional Development Programs

Employer’s Statement

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company commits that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability, or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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