Administrative

Laser Development and Engineering

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE II (Power Conditioning)
Electronic technician for unique and challenging work with a team that builds custom equipment and supports laser operations. Candidate must be self-motivated and capable for troubleshooting complex electronic systems to the component level. Duties include quality fabrication of printed circuit board and cable assemblies, prototyping and characterizing new circuit designs. Ability to learn and follow procedures for operation and maintenance of specialized high-voltage/high-current equipment. Candidate should have an AAS degree in electronic technology or related field and 2 years of relevant experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 191253.
Posted on 9 September 2015

SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Position Summary: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester is seeking a senior level mechanical design engineer to join the mechanical engineering group. This engineer will design and engineer equipment used in support of laboratory research in the fields of high energy physics, optics, lasers and materials.

Typical projects involve the design of equipment that may be used in high vacuum, clean rooms or cryogenic environments. Assigned projects will include design of laser system components (mechanical, opto-mechanical and electro-mechanical), precision instruments, fixtures, vacuum systems and cryogenic systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Design mechanical systems and components utilizing 3D CAD software.
  • Validate design work with appropriate analysis (stress analysis, tolerance, etc).
  • Generate drawings and other documentation suitable for fabrication.
  • Generate presentation material for design review or peer review.
  • Collaborate with co-workers and scientific staff to provide mechanical designs that meet the requirements of the assigned project.

Requirements:

  • BSME with 7 years of hands-on experience with equipment design.
  • Experience with metal fabrication processes.
  • 7 years of experience with 3D modeling and drafting using Siemens NX or equivalent.
  • Experience generating production mechanical drawings.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience using FEA software (ANSYS preferred).
  • Experience with vacuum systems and design of components used in high vacuum environments.
  • Experience with design of components that require precision cleaning and with design of mechanical systems used in cleanroom environments.
  • Experience following a formal design/development process.
  • Experience with design of opto-mechanical systems and components.
  • Solid understanding of precision mechanics and principles of kinematic constraint.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 192724.


Posted on 9 December 2015

SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE

Position Summary: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics is looking for a senior-level technician in the mechanical engineering assembly group. The successful candidate will be challenged by a wide variety of technologies employed on the fusion class OMEGA and OMEGA EP laser systems. These laser systems include components, assemblies, and diagnostics that are of high-precision, high-stability, and function in a class 1000 cleanroom or vacuum environment.

Required Skills:

  • Able to function in a team environment or work independently
  • Capable of cleaning, assembling, integrating, and troubleshooting in house diagnostic assemblies
  • Aptitude in fabrication including setup and operation of manual vertical mills and lathes
  • Ability to design, fabricate, and build jigs, test fixtures, and parts as needed
  • Successfully manage multiple projects
  • Place component orders from a bill of materials
  • Blueprint reading and familiarity with GD&T
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Basic computer skills and experience with programs such as MS Word and Excel

Desired Skills or Experience Include:

  • Familiarity with welding techniques including TIG, MIG, and orbital
  • Completion of a NY state approved apprentice program in tool, mold, or instrument model making
  • Experience in the operation of CNC equipment
  • Machine building experience

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 192850.


Posted on 11 May 2016

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE II (OMAN)

Position Summary: Collaborate on state-of-the-art research in thin film coatings. Responsible for high precision testing of large optics. Participate in development of new testing methods for evaporative and sol-gel coatings, and structured thin films. Assist in spectral characterization of thin films and in maintenance and operation of testing equipment. Supervise student assistants in testing procedures.

Specific Responsibilities: The Technical Associate reports to the Senior Laboratory Engineer in the Thin Film Technologies group and duties include the following:

  1. Measurement of optical thin film spectral characteristics using a laser reflectometer, a spectrophotometer, or fiber-optic spectrometer.
  2. Document coating runs. Enter data in spreadsheets and databases.
  3. Maintenance of equipment for optical testing.
  4. Execute checklists and assist with procedure documentation.
  5. Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and make simple repairs.
  6. Support other coating chamber work such as bead-blasting panels as necessary.
  7. Train and work with undergraduate students to test various optical components.

Requirements:

The position will require the ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates. Good mechanical or electrical skills are desired. Previous experience working with alignment of laser systems would be beneficial. Strong organizational skills and the ability to document work and follow procedures are important for on the job training. The willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude is essential for carrying out the duties of this job.

Qualifications:

Associates Degree in optics, electro-optics, physics, or mechanical technology plus five year’s work experience in thin films, or a relevant technical field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 195213.


Posted on 12 May 2016

MECHANICAL DESIGN RESEARCH ENGINEER

Position Summary: The successful candidate will be challenged by a wide range of technologies employed on the fusion class OMEGA and OMEGA EP laser systems as well as collaboration with National Laboratories. These laser systems often demand designs that are high-precision, high-stability, and function in a class 100 cleanroom at either air or at vacuum. Design areas include laser system components, scientific diagnostic instruments, vacuum systems and cryogenic systems. The successful candidate must have a minimum of a BS in mechanical engineering and a minimum of 10 years of mechanical design experience.

The job requires creative design with experimental and analytical approaches applied to research projects. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as function in a team environment interacting with leading fusion energy, nuclear, and plasma physics scientists.

Essential experience for this position includes:

  • Extensive experience with machine or instrument design
  • Practical knowledge of manufacturing processes (machining, welding, sheet metal, etc.)
  • Analysis skills including the ability to perform stress analysis of structures and bolted connections
  • Proficiency with 3-D CAD modeling including the generation of detailed drawings (Siemens NX preferred)
  • Generate design and requirements documentation

Desired experience for this position includes:

  • Opto-mechanical design
  • Electro-mechanical design
  • High vacuum and cryogenic systems
  • Kinematic constraint design (Exact Constraint)
  • Tolerance analysis
  • Finite element analysis (FEA, ANSYS preferred)
  • Proficiency in the detailing of drawings with the use of GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-2009
  • Vibration testing and analysis (Siemens LMS preferred)
  • Instrumentation and data acquisition
  • Design troubleshooting, testing, and qualification
  • Project management

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 195403.


Posted on 19 May 2016

MECHANICAL RESEARCH ENGINEER

Position Summary: The successful candidate will be challenged by a wide range of technologies employed on the fusion class OMEGA and OMEGA EP laser systems as well as collaboration with National Laboratories. These laser systems often demand designs that are high-precision, high-stability, and function in a class 100 cleanroom at either air or at vacuum. Design areas include laser system components, scientific diagnostic instruments, vacuum systems and cryogenic systems. The successful candidate must have a minimum of an MS in mechanical engineering and a minimum of 10 years of analytical and design experience.

The job requires creative design with experimental and analytical approaches applied to research projects. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as function in a team environment interacting with leading fusion energy, nuclear, and plasma physics scientists.

Essential experience for this position includes:

  • Demonstrated theoretical and hands-on knowledge with both linear and non-linear computed aided engineering techniques in the areas of solid mechanics, heat transfer and vibration
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Proficiency with 3-D CAD modeling
  • Ability to prepare and present design reviews
  • Generate design and requirements documentation

Desired experience for this position includes:

  • A working knowledge of ANSYS Mechanical and Fluent
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Performing vibration testing (Siemens LMS preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Matlab/Simulink
  • Instrumentation and data acquisition
  • Opto-mechanical design
  • Electro-mechanical design
  • Kinematic constraint design (Exact Constraint)
  • Design troubleshooting, testing, and qualification
  • Project management

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 195404.


Posted on 19 May 2016

INSTRUMENT MODEL MAKER

Position Summary: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics is looking for an Instrument Model Maker in the mechanical engineering assembly group. The successful candidate will be challenged by a wide variety of technologies employed on the fusion class OMEGA and OMEGA EP laser systems. These laser systems include components, assemblies, and diagnostics that are of high-precision, high-stability, and function in a class 1000 cleanroom or vacuum environment.

Required Skills:

  • Able to function in a team environment and also work independently
  • Proficient in CNC programming using Mastercam version X4 or later
  • Operate a variety of CNC machine tools including large and small format VMC’s
  • Able to design, fabricate, and build jigs, test fixtures as needed
  • Blueprint reading and familiarity with GD&T
  • Fabricate parts using manual vertical mills and lathes
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience
  • Ability to collaborate with engineering staff to improve manufacturability of parts
  • Basic computer skills and experience with programs such as MS Word and Excel

Desired Skills:

  • Prior experience on HAAS, Fanuc, Millpwr, and Anilam CNC controls
  • Programming and operation of CNC lathes
  • Prior experience in programming surface contours
  • Experience in TIG and MIG welding
  • Completion of a NY state approved apprentice program in tool, mold, or instrument model making
  • Multi-axis programming including 4th axis operations
  • Machine building experience

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 195430.


Posted on 23 May 2016

Experimental

RESEARCH ENGINEER
The Optics and Imaging Sciences Group seeks an engineer to support optics design, testing, prototyping, and procurement. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work independently and communicate clearly, both in writing and orally, to function in support of scientists and engineers within LLE. The candidate must have experience in optics design and prototype testing with a strong aptitude for mechanical engineering and computer-based imaging. The person must possess competency with at least one optics design program and one CAD program. BS or MS in physics or engineering (or a degree in other technical fields such as optics, chemistry, etc.) is required.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 188322.
Posted on 25 March 2015

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV
The Target Fabrication Group seeks a laboratory technician for unique and challenging work in the microfabrication of components used in high-energy density experiments. Candidate must be self-motivated and have precision machining and mechanical assembly skills of millimeter scale components using a microscope. Additional experience with vacuum, cryogenics and metrology equipment is desired. Computer skills and the ability to document and follow work procedures skills are desirable. AAS in electronics, optics, or mechanical technology, plus one to five years experience in a hands-on technical field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 193515.
Posted on 1 February 2016

OMEGA Facility

LASER FACILITY OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN
Candidates are sought to operate and maintain state-of-the-art laser systems and their associated laser diagnostics. Responsibilities include direct support of shot operations, project integration, preventive maintenance operations, maintenance of experimental instrumentation, and system reconfiguration in a dynamic team environment. Applicants must possess a technical background, with experience troubleshooting optical, electrical, and mechanical systems. Excellent computer and documentation skills are desirable. An Associates degree in optics or related field is required. Applicants must be able to work the second shift.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 195212.
Posted on 17 July 2014

LASER SYSTEM SCIENTIST
The University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics is seeking a Ph.D. level individual in Optics, Physics, or Engineering to join the System Science team charged with characterizing and optimizing the performance of the world-class Omega and Omega-EP laser facilities. Omega is a 60-beam solid-state laser system capable of delivering 30kJ, nanosecond, UV pulses to a target. Omega EP is a short-pulse laser system capable of delivering up to 1PW intensities (700J in 700fs). Candidates must have performed experimental research in optical systems, preferably solid-state laser systems or laser-based optical systems. A comprehensive knowledge of optical physics and the ability to develop computer-based data analysis tools are required. The ideal candidate should have good engineering skills and should be a motivated self-starter who can manage multiple projects and priorities within a fast paced dynamic environment. The System Science group interacts on a daily basis with a wide variety of technicians, engineers, scientists, and customers and thus excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and a demonstrated ability to be effective in a team environment are mandatory. U.S. citizenship is desirable but not required.

In addition to the special instructions to the right under Staff Scientist Positions, candidates must apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 192660.
Posted on 13 April 2015

Theory

THEORY DIVISION DIRECTOR
The Laboratory is searching for a computational/theoretical plasma physicist with demonstrated scientific accomplishment and management and leadership experience to direct the Theory Division. Physicists with expertise in radiation hydrodynamics in related fields are also of interest. The Division is responsible for the development of the computational tools and models used to design, model and understand inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and high-energy-density (HED) experiments on the facilities within the HED and ICF national complex. The Division is additionally responsible for the large and growing array of high-performance computing resources at the Laboratory. The Theory Division workforce presently includes twenty Ph.D. scientists and senior scientists. As part of the senior management team at the Laboratory, the Division Director is responsible for the development of short- and long-term program strategy and budget requirements; prioritization of resource allocations; workforce development; communication with the NNSA and other sponsors, the national laboratories, and the broad HED scientific community. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of computational/theoretical plasma physics or related field, demonstrated leadership, excellent communication skills, several years of line-management experience, and must be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Energy Q clearance.

In addition to the special instructions to the right under “Supplemental Information for Scientist Positions,” candidates must apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 193623.
Posted on 8 February 2016

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