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Mechanical Engineering Intern [Level III]
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | Menlo Park, California
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Job Description

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a multipurpose laboratory for astrophysics, photon science, accelerator and particle physics research, has an employment opportunity available for students currently enrolled in an educational program or recently graduated in mechanical engineering or related field and seeking to gain work experience in accelerator science. Reporting to the AD METSD Department Head, the intern will be part of an engineering team designing and/or integrating accelerator components and systems under direct supervision of a Senior Staff Engineer.

Example projects include (but are not limited) to the following:

* Assist the engineering staff by coordinating integration and installation of accelerator science components and provide hands-on support as necessary.
* Design and analyze components for used in electron beam and photon beam delivery.
* Develop manufacturing specifications and documentation.
* Develop assembly process flows of accelerator components.
* Support field implementation of accelerator components.
* Comprehend design documentation and provide written and verbal reports as necessary.

Opportunities and benefits:

* Great resume builder for someone seeking practical mechanical engineering experience in a scientific and research environment.
* Opportunity to become more closely connected to the Stanford/SLAC scientific community, as the intern will be working with both students and staff from many different disciplines.
* Opportunity to learn about experimental research and exposure to work environment in a research and user facility.

Note: This is an hourly, non-benefits eligible casual-nonexempt, summer internship position (work less than 50% full-time equivalent), not to exceed 980 hours in a calendar year. Work schedule is flexible, but a minimum of 20 hours per week onsite is expected. Eligible applicants must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in an educational program or recently graduated and have US work authorization. All accepted candidates must have or be able to timely acquire US work authorization.

To be successful in this position:

* Must be enrolled or recently graduated in a degree program in mechanical engineering or related field.
* Knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques of mechanical engineering.
* Demonstrated ability to integrate engineering designs and schematics, components into complex assemblies.
* Basic skill with CAD tools and demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
* Demonstrated ability to complete complex assignments in a fast-paced and collaborative work environment with limited supervision.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

SLAC employee competencies:

* Effective Decisions: Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
* Self-Development: Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
* Dependability: Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
* Initiative: Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
* Adaptability: Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
* Communication: Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages.
* Relationships: Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve common goals.

Physical requirements and working conditions:

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Work Standards:

* Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
* Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for environment, safety and security; communicates related concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Meets the applicable roles and responsibilities as described in the ESH Manual, Chapter 1-General Policy and Responsibilities: http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/esh/eshmanual/pdfs/ESHch01.pdf
* Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. SLAC is an E-Verify employer.

Final candidates are subject to background checks prior to commencement of employment at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Internal candidates, who are selected for hire, may require degree verification and/or credit checks based on requirements of the new position.

For Clery Act Information click here: http://www.stanford.edu/group/SUDPS/safety-report/security-authorities.shtml

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