Neutron Scatting Instrument Design Engineer

Thom Mason masont at
Tue Dec 8 10:28:50 CST 1998

Mechanical Engineer - Neutron Scattering Instrument Design 

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for
Mechanical Engineer with the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) project. The
SNS, a next-generation source for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)
Office of Science, is a collaborative project among 5 DOE National
Laboratories led by ORNL. The SNS will consist of a 1-mA H- front-end, a
1-GeV proton linac, and a 221-m circumference accumulator ring. This
accelerator will produce short-pulse neutron beams from a 1-MW beam of
protons bombarding a liquid Hg target, for use by a variety of
state-of-the-art instruments. The facility is scheduled for completion in

Major responsibilities include providing general mechanical engineering
assistance, design for fabrication, shop follow-up, and performance
evaluations for neutron scattering experimental facilities and
instrumentation for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) Experiment Systems
group. Candidate will interact with design/drafting personnel, scientists,
shop personnel, and external suppliers and contractors. The initial
assignment, for up to 5 years during the instrument design phase, is at the
Argonne National Laboratory followed by a transfer to the Oak Ridge
National Laboratory for instrument installation and operation. 

The successful candidate will have a Master's degree or equivalent training
plus a minimum of 2-3 years experience in mechanical engineering with
emphasis on machine design, structures, heat transfer, rotating equipment
and instrumentation. Experience with CAD/CAE programs and some proficiency
with solids modeling using a personal computer, AutoCad Mechanical Desktop
or Parametric Technologies Pro-Engineer, and spreadsheets desired.
Demonstrated knowledge of fabrication techniques needed. Strong written and
oral communication skills and the desire to work in a team environment on
technically challenging problems required. 

Qualified candidates should submit a resume with a list of 3 or more
references to: T. E. Mason, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PO Box 2009,
Dept WWW, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8218 or e-mail to masont at Deadline
for receipt of resumes is January 15, 1999. 

More information about ORNL and the SNS is available by visiting our web
sites at: and 

ORNL, a multipurpose research facility managed by Lockheed Martin Energy
Research Corp for the U.S. Department of Energy, is an equal opportunity
employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse work force. 
Thom Mason
Spallation Neutron Source Project 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
104 Union Valley Rd., SNS Building 
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8218
E-mail: masont at  Phone: (423) 241-1499
Fax: (423) 576-5436  WWW: 

More information about the Neutron mailing list