Engineer FRIB/NSCL-Fixed in East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan State University(MSU)

Working/Functional Title

Superconducting Magnet Engineer

Position Summary
Major Position Responsibilities 
  • Perform EM design superconducting dipole and quadrupole magnet system 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.
  • 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
  • Establish and manage engineering standards and procedures, support the design review process, the value engineering program
  • Participate developing next generation accelerator magnet technology
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -electrical or mechanical engineering or related field

Minimum Requirements
  • 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
  • 3+ years of experience 
  • Ability to work with export controlled technologies
Desired Qualifications
  • Prior experience in superconducting magnets, accelerator system components, cryogenic system and distributed control system
  • Experience with FEA of EM analysis, 1-D or 2-D quench analysis codes and CAD


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