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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 570350
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams
Department: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams 10049299
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Continuing System Academic Staff, Engineers/Architects, Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Superconducting Magnet Engineer

Position Summary

  • Perform EM design superconducting dipole and quadrupole magnet system using NbTi and Nb3Sn conductors for fragment separator area and instrumentation beam line optics.
  • Design Quench protection scheme and analysis to ensure the safety of the magnet operation.
  • Participate in the mechanical design of the superconducting magnets
  • Develop technical specifications for superconducting magnet system and subcomponents for procurement and provide technical supervision of the procurement if needed which includes review vendor test results, non-conformance report and witness vendor factory tests.
  • Serve as subject matter experts of superconducting magnets and provide technical guidance and support for coil winding and superconducting magnet construction  
  • Participate commissioning and mapping the magnet systems
  • Support superconducting magnet operation including training operation staff, develop operation procedures, trouble shooting and resolve technical issues.
  • Ensure system compliance with Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) and QA requirements
  • Interact with Michigan State University (MSU) and other external engineering authorities on matters pertaining to the practice of engineering for FRIB
  • Establish and manage engineering standards and procedures, support the design review process, the value engineering program


Staff CA Engineer

  • Participate in and supervise the design, fabrication, assembly, testing and operation of advanced instrumentation systems supporting the goals of the Laboratory's research programs
  • Create and implement new complex systems and progressive science and technology
  • Assure completion of work to achieve milestones and goals
  • Collaborate with leaders to build a success-oriented culture
  • Maintain lab-wide policies, procedures and standards
  • Develop project and/or elements of systems work scope, cost, and schedule
  • Manage and prioritize resource and equipment allocation for projects and/or systems
  • Execute work to meet project objectives
  • Identify new initiatives
  • Supervise work of specialty teams and/or groups
  • Serve as Responsible Person for Export Control Access Control Plan (CA or CA system only)
  • Possess excellent communication skills to present approaches, plans and findings both verbally and through written reports to peers, management and external stakeholders

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced degree with 5+ years of experience
  • Ability to work with export controlled technology

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior experience in accelerator systems
  • Advanced degree in electrical or mechanical engineering (or related field) with demonstrated experience designing, building, and operating large scale low temperature superconducting magnets and support systems
  • Experience with FEA of EM analysis, 1-D or 2-D quench analysis codes and CAD

Required Application Materials

CV, cover letter

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