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Mechanical Design Engineer for FRIB

Question asked by Matthew Johnson on Apr 24, 2013

The Mechanical Design Engineer will design and engineer technical equipment and support the life cycle from concept, design, fabrication, to testing and installation.


Major Position Responsibilities

  • Produce and document effective design solutions by developing concepts, performing engineering calculations and creating CAD designs/details
  • Provide engineering support for fabrication, assembly, and commissioning of technical equipment
  • Interacts with project leader and subject matter experts to transform technical requirements into design solutions
  • Present design solutions to stakeholders and convene design reviews to obtain stakeholder feedback and endorsement
  • Assist project leader and subject matter experts in reviewing design layouts, budgets, project documentation, construction, testing, modification of hardware and software and/or the installation of sub-systems
  • Provide technical direction to support staff and students
  • Use 2-D and 3-D drawings and models produced by designers and engineers in order to create detail drawings
  • Extensive use of GD&T
  • Use software systems to keep track of drawing approvals and revisions
  • Use plotters and printers in order to make necessary copies of drawings for distribution
  • Maintain design and detail drawing files and records



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as four to six years of progressively more responsible or expansive work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with industry to produce and check mechanical drawings for producton
  • Ability to work with export controled materials


  • Experience with CAD/CAE is required, experience with SolidWorks/ANSYS
  • Experience in the design and fabrication of sophisticated research equipment
  • Work experience in fabrication techniques, cryogenic systems, electronics, mechanical and electronic drafting and computer systems


MSU employees receive excellent benefits including health/dental plans, a generous retirement plan, and educational assistance. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and person with disabilities.


How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please go, search for posting number 7450 and follow the application process.


About MSU and FRIB
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), Michigan State University (MSU), and the State of Michigan. Located on campus and operated by MSU, FRIB will provide intense beams of rare isotopes (that is, short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth). FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of these rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications for society.


MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.