Mechanical Engineer Intern

internship - part time,

Lowell Observatory
Flagstaff, AZ
Closed
Posted 86 Days ago
Lowell Observatory
Flagstaff, AZ
internship - part time,
Posted 86 Days ago
Closed

Description

What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,438,065 ) Job Information Lowell Observatory Mechanical Engineer Intern in Flagstaff , Arizona This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/3432386 POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTMechanical Engineer InternThe Mechanical Engineer Intern will assist with a project at the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer (NPOI). The specific duties of the intern will be assistance with design, drafting, and implementation of mechanical structures for a NPOI project to implement three 1-meter telescopes at NPOI. The optomechanical structures for linking the light output from the telescopes to NPOI's existing beam transport system will be a primary focus. This position is supervised by Astronomer Gerard van Belle. The Astronomer will ensure the Mechanical Engineer Intern makes adequate progress, but in general the Intern will work independently. This position is subject to available grant funding.RESPONSIBILITIESThe Mechanical Engineer Intern is expected to perform directed engineering and technical work in astronomy with the Astronomer. Specific tasks include creating CAD drawings of optomechanical structures, measurement and evaluation of existing structures, and implementation of new structures as they are manufactured. Supervisors may assign the Mechanical Engineer Intern other related duties as deemed appropriate.QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONSThe Mechanical Engineer Intern should have demonstrated proficiency in use of computers, particularly as it applies to mechanical engineering drafting and design work. Excellent programming skills in software packages agreeable to the Mechanical Engineer Intern and supervisor are essential. Fluency with operating systems and word processing software is required; specific platforms and software systems are to be agreed to by the Mechanical Engineer Intern and Supervisor. Hands-on, outdoors work implementing structures for NPOI will be a significant portion of this position.Computer and public speaking skills sufficient to assemble and deliver a research presentation to a professional audience are required.Periodic consultations and progress reports with supervisors are expected, but in general, this position will work independently once a project is assigned to them. They must be able to prioritize tasks, set schedules, and complete complex projects on time and within deadlines. Due to the fixed-term nature of research grants from which the Mechanical Engineer Intern will ordinarily be paid, work hours in the evening and on weekends are possible. Occasional work hours from sunset to sunrise will be required as observing runs at telescopes require.The Mechanical Engineer Intern is expected to reflect the professional and collegial environment the Observatory strives to maintain.EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONMinimum requirement for this position is an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and related areas, or enrollment and pursuit of such a degree. Preference given to mechanical engineering or directly related fields. This person must be experienced with SolidWorks and/or AutoCAD, and have a basic understanding of the Linux and/or Windows environments.WORKING CONDITIONSOften working at a computer and sitting for extended periods. Climbing a ladder of roughly 8 feet. Lifting and moving items of up to 40lbs. Some flexibility is required to maneuver through access hatches of the 1 meter enclosures. Moving throughout the campus, on sometimes uneven terrain.Status:Part Time Regular, HourlyCompensation:DOE, Approved range $13-$16/hour Term:Summer 2019 with possible extension. (Est. May 13th-August 23rd 2019)Benefit Eligible:Limited Part Time Benefits*Location:Flagstaff, Lowell Observatory's Anderson Mesa site (14 miles ESE of Flagstaff)FLSA Classification:Non -ExemptTo Apply: Please send the following documents to humanresources@lowell.edu.Application (http://lowell.edu/about/employment)ResumeLetter of interest addressing your qualifica tionsPhone numbers and e-mail addresses of three referencesDeadline: First round of review of applications will begin April 22nd. Open until Filled *Part Time employees will receive sick time accrual according to AZ state law. After 6 months of employment, part time employees are eligible to participate in a 5% match if they contribute 5% or more to their retirement plan, as well as 2 paid personal days per year.Lowell Observatory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status.Lowell Observatory provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. This nonsmoking campus is at an elevation of 7,000 ft/2100m. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources office for assistance.VERSION April 11, 2019/HR Current Search Criteria Lowell Observatory Mechanical Engineer Intern Flagstaff Arizona Clear All if ($('#direct_applyDiv').length) { $('.direct_highlightedText').contents().filter(function() { return this.nodeType == 3; }).each(function() { this.textContent = this.textContent.replace(' in', ''); }); $('.search-container').hide(); $('#direct_wideHeader').css('height','auto'); }; /* hide facet (hide) */ if($('#direct_disambiguationDiv h3 .direct_highlightedText:contains("(hide)")')) { $('#direct_disambiguationDiv h3 .direct_highlightedText:contains("(hide)")').parent().hide(); $('#direct_facetDisambig').hide(); }

Skills

solidworks, mechanical engineering, autocad, cad, engineering design, assembly, microsoft word, research, public speaking, microsoft windows, event planning, linux, microsoft access, organization, css

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