Oak Ridge, USA
The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 27 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.
The Experiment Engineer acts as the primary resource for instrument scientists and scientific associates for component level modifications to the neutron scattering instruments at the High Flux Isotope Reactor.
Translate experiment requirement from the instrument scientists into engineering design requirements.
Design of small-scale improvements and upgrades to neutron scattering instruments
Installation of new equipment
Provide technical direction for work performed in the neutron scattering experiments machine shop
Work Directions and Interfaces
This position reports directly to the HFIR Neutron Scattering Experiments Group Leader and is expected to interface with personnel in the Neutron Sciences Directorate and at all levels within ORNL. Act as mentor to junior staff.
Provides work direction to craft, machine shop staff, technicians
Measures of Effectiveness
B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. Must be able to independently apply problem-solving techniques to a variety of complex technical problems. Competent judgment of engineering problems is required. Must demonstrate advanced knowledge in materials for neutron absorption, mechanical design (e.g. use of machine elements such as bearings, gears, springs and cams).
This position is a Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) testing designated position which requires passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in which employees are subject to being randomly selected for testing and undergoing testing without advance notification. The occupant of this position will also be subject to an ongoing requirement to report any drug related arrest or conviction or receipt of a positive drug test result to the Company.
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