Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineers (Multiple Openings)

General Micro Systems, Inc

(LBNL) has openings for Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineers (Multiple Openings) to join the team.

In this exciting role, you will lead small to medium to large size engineering teams (with possible line management) and will be responsible for detail planning and execution of complex scientific equipment projects. You will provide detail-engineering schedules and cost estimates and might have project management responsibilities. Depending on the project, you may also have financial responsibility as a Cost Account Manager as part of a medium to large scale LBNL projects or work for others. You are primarily responsible for the support of the technical, cost, and scheduling activities of one area of the program.

Work is intellectual non-routine and requires independent judgment and decision making with a wide range in scope. You must be able to coordinate and lead a diverse workforce, interface with and oversee an outside contractor work. This role requires close interaction with internal and external manufacturers and the ability to build and maintain strategic business relationships while focusing on the macro perspective regarding technical needs and logistics details of projects. You will have a broad background in engineering particularly systems engineering, and working experience with complex scientific apparatuses and experiments.

What You Will Do:

Lead a team to develop integrated design solutions that are optimized for performance, manufacturing and installation.

Using extensive knowledge and experience of engineering concepts and tools guide the fabrication of scientific experimental equipment for government-sponsored national research programs and facilities.

Lead integration design efforts and provide engineering guidance to a diverse team to optimize designs for manufacturability.

Establish and guide communication between engineering function, scientist, manufacturing, and quality.

Implement manufacturing and quality procedures including non-conformance and deviation reporting; oversee the engineering change order process. Oversee manufacturing data and statistics to identify and eliminate non-conformances and fabrication issues.

Serve as the primary resource and coordinator for specific engineering projects for manufacturing procurements, onsite manufacturing, shipping/receiving, and external technical subcontractors.

Guide or support establishing performance criteria and specifications for manufacturing, assembly, and testing.

Develop project plans including project scope and estimate related logistics (time/cost estimates, assembly/installation timelines). Track and report progress with Earned Value Management System (EVMS) monthly reporting as needed.

Provide technical oversight to procurement staff. (E.g., technical aspects of drawings, understanding of technical issues; advice on vendor qualifications, technical details of contract or proposal verbiage).

Explore and validate cost-effective and timely solutions for complex and often technically challenging projects.

Analyze technical data, designs, preliminary specifications, manufacturing limitations, supplier facilities, and availability of parts and equipment.

Write specifications for technically complex or challenging procurements; including the gathering and organization of technical details and requirements.

On a project basis, manage all aspects of procurement and the subsequent material handling/assembly onsite through the full project life cycle. Investigate potential vendors and make recommendations; work with vendors to develop their capabilities to fabricate specialized scientific equipment.

Responsible for formulating cost and schedule data associated with technical project procurements.

Prepare technical progress reports and presentations.

Provide manufacturing oversight to technical staff assigned to engineering projects. Organize engineering and production readiness reviews.

Independently analyze technical data, designs, preliminary specifications, manufacturing limitations, supplier facilities, and availability of parts and equipment, making manufacturing recommendations when necessary.

Provide technical expertise and oversight for large-scale procurements and work closely with outside vendors during the fabrications of complex scientific equipment.

Coordinate closely within larger engineering team and project organization.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

May work with engineers or scientists to define deliverables for technically complex or challenging procurements.

What is Required:

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or similar technical degree plus at least 8-10 years of professional engineering experience or overall equivalent experience.

Well versed in CAD and other engineering tools.

Experience reading, understanding, and interpreting assembly, detail, and weldment drawings.

Knowledge of the technical aspects and considerations of mechanical/manufacturing-related items to determine appropriate procurements for various projects.

Excellent communication skills.

Able to work in a diverse team environment.

Excellent engineering skills and knowledge of engineer CAD and analysis tools.

Excellent and effective communication/interpersonal skills, meeting facilitation, organization and detail orientation with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities and projects.

Understanding of the project development process, associated terminology, and quality system requirements.

Technical knowledge of manufacturing and assembly practices and processes.

The work will require the ability to interface and work within a large diverse team and will require excellent technical communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

Master degree preferred.

Experience in a R&D environment is preferred.

Relevant experience in a research or technical environment.

Project management experience.

Systems engineering and QA engineering experience.

Experience with Project Life Cycle Management Systems


This is a full-time, 2 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

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