Laser Development and Engineering


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
Please apply to Job Opening ID 208125.

Posted on 26 April 2018


OMEGA Facility


POSITION SUMMARY: Candidates are sought to operate and maintain state-of-the-art laser systems and associated diagnostics.


  • Direct support of experimental operations
  • Project integration support
  • Preventative maintenance operations
  • Procedural calibration of experimental instrumentation
  • System reconfiguration in a dynamic team environment


  • Degree in optics, electronics, or a related field desired
  • Applicants must possess a technical background, with experience working with optical, electrical, and mechanical systems
  • Excellent computer and documentation skills are desirable
  • Must be able to work the second shift

Candidates are invited to apply online at
Please apply to Job Opening ID 208570.

Posted on 21 May 2018


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