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Brookhaven National Laboratory Mechanical Engineer in Upton, New York

Mechanical Engineer

Job ID #: 2003

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Full Time - Regular









Why Work at BNL?

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

Organizational Overview

The mission of the Instrumentation Division is to develop state-of-the-art instrumentation required for experimental research programs at Brookhaven Lab and to maintain the expertise and facilities in specialized high technology areas essential for this work. Development of facilities is motivated by present Brookhaven research programs and anticipated future directions of research. Our work has a significant impact on programs throughout the world that rely on state-of-the-art radiation detectors and readout electronics.

Position Description

The Instrumentation Division has an opening for a Mechanical Engineer to provide support for various projects.

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate technical level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop engineering solutions to support ongoing technical projects

  • Design mechanical systems using CAD tools, and produce drawings

  • Prepare job orders, requisitions, cost estimates

  • Coordinate work with other working groups

  • Work with division staff to meet BNL laboratory needs

Maintain a safe and respectful workplace environmenthe Instrumentation Division has an opening for a Mechanical Engineer to provide support for various projects.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering or related field.

  • Experience with CAD software in a parametric environment

  • Strong computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to work with hand tools in a safe and effective manner

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Able to work with a diverse group of people including engineers and scientific personnel

  • Must be detail oriented and capable of following strict policies and procedures to ensure hardware and personal protection

  • Willingness to work in a cleanroom environment where contamination and ESD protocols are strictly enforced.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Machine fabrication experience (Drill/Lathe/Mill, etc.)

  • Experience using Autodesk Inventor and or SolidWorks

  • Experience with ANSYS workbench simulation software


  • Must have a valid driver license

  • Occasional domestic and/or international travel

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Will require radiation training and very occasional work in a radiological controlled area

  • Will require the ability to lift 30 lbs., and to stand for an hour

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans

  • Dental Plans

  • Vacation

  • Holidays

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Retirement Plan

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of 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.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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