Mechanical Engineering Analyst
Requisition # 2017-8052
Department PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Date Posted 4 days ago
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
The Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, a world-leading fusion energy research center under contract with the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), is seeking applications for a Mechanical Engineering Analyst (TERM). This position primarily is an analyst position in support of design efforts led by others. This requires an extensive experience with engineering simulation tools: multiphysics finite element software and CAD software. An ability to program in computer languages is needed.
The assignments will entail finite element analysis of mechanical and structural components of the NSTX tokamak and other research devices. A strong background in engineering fundamentals is required. The position is in the Mechanical Engineering Division, but familiarity with basic electromagnetics and electrical engineering is required. A working knowledge of ANSYS, ANSYS workbench or another of the commercial multiphysics simulation codes like COMSOL, NASTRAN or ABAQUS is required. The ability to interface with CAD software at a level that allows modest modification of models and interface with meshing tools is desirable. Experience with electromagnetic analysis in ANSYS or OPERA is a plus. This position is within a team that ultimately has the responsibility to deliver components for major fusion research facilities.
- Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Engineering Mechanics/Physics.
- Master's Degree in Mechanical or Engineering Physics preferred.
- Strong analytical skills and over 5 years of experience using ANSYS Multi-physics or other FEA tools such as COMSOL to work through complex engineering problems.
- Hands on experience with research and development efforts, laboratory operations, or manufacturing including prototyping would be pluses.
- Ability to program in a code such as C++ , Fortran, Python, or Visual Basic, is required.
- Experience with analysis scripting languages such as ANSYS APDL is desired
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Experience in use of personal computers with spreadsheet and word processing capabilities (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel or equivalent).
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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