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[Mechanical Engineer] Industrial Fluids Engineer Fermilab, Batavia, IL

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POSITION SUMMARY
The Industrial Fluid Engineer is responsible for developing, designing, installing, operating and documenting engineered Industrial Fluid Piping Systems for the new PIP-II particle accelerator Project and superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cryomodule test facilities at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois. The Industrial Fluids Engineer will work within the broader PIP-II Project and Test Facility team at Fermilab and under the direction of a more senior engineer to support the mechanical design efforts of the various SRF, cryomodule and particle accelerator beamline sub systems and equipment with emphasis on fluid systems engineering support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
•Design, specify, procure and oversee the installation and operation of Low Conductivity Water (LCW) cooling, Radioactive Water (RAW) cooling, compressed air, and nitrogen systems for various particle accelerator devices, radiofrequency (RF) accelerator equipment, and laser systems
•Responsible for the modification and maintenance of primary LCW systems, including the addition of new process HVAC equipment (i.e., Chillers) for the various particle accelerator experiment process cooling applications
•Performs conceptual and analytical calculations, system design and specification, piping system start up and commissioning activities, as well as preparing requisitions and overseeing contracts for the installation and maintenance of these systems in accordance with Federal Government requirements
•Preparation, according to FESHM 5031 Standard, of engineering note binder for each system for the purpose of documenting design, installation, and operation systems
• Provides detailed engineering designs of process water cooling systems/equipment, as well as modifications to existing equipment
•Develops specifications and documents existing systems
•Assists Operations in performing loop tuning, start up, commissioning and troubleshooting of systems and general system support
•Provides ongoing system optimization and continuous improvement initiatives for systems within regulatory and process limits
•Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to assignments, following ASME Code standards, specifically B31.3 ASME for Pressure Piping to perform stress calculations, thermal analysis and piping flow rate calculations
•Directs activities of drafters, designers and technicians on assigned projects and works under the direction of a more senior engineer or scientist to perform research and carry out fluid piping system design and analysis
•Develops Project Management/Timeline Spreadsheets or Gantt Charts
•Creates and interprets Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) and flow schematics, (using instrumentation symbol standards)
•Reads and develops construction/installation drawings
•Creates equipment parts lists and operation/design specs for fluid system equipment (i.e., Pump, Heat Exchanger, Refrigeration Chiller, Temperature Control Valve, PID Controller, Resistivity Analyzer
•Develops Fluid System Operation Procedures
•Ability to work independently or in a team environment

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
•Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline
•Minimum of 10 years of field/plant work experience which includes academic experience in Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics and experience or course work in the design, installation, operation and documentation of large-scale water-cooling systems.
•Experience in the areas of fluid Piping system design, analysis, and testing in a research and development (R&D) environment
•Experience leading the engineering design and development of medium/large size engineering projects (i.e., $150k - $1M)
•Experience with design of cooling fluid systems for radioactive and cryogenic environments is highly desirable.
•Ideal candidate will have previous experience with design of piping systems for both compressible and incompressible fluids; application of B31.3 ASME Code for pressure piping, ASME B31.9 Building Services Piping
•Training/experience in pump sizing (particularly centrifugal pumps), heat exchangers (plate/frame and tube/shell), valve sizing, valve controlling hardware; and specifying controls and instrumentation
•Experience with computational fluid dynamics software for performing piping network flow analysis, as well as stress and thermal computations
•Experience developing weld documents specifying welding process and procedure according to ASME B31.3 Process Piping code and ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX: Welding and Brazing Qualifications
•Proficient with some/all of the following computing software: • AutoCAD and AutoCAD 3D, SolidWorks, Teamcenter, AFT Fathom, MS Office
•Must have ability to pass/maintain Oxygen Deficiency Hazard and radiation worker qualification and hold a valid driver's license
•United States citizenship is required to work on a federal contract and will be electronically verified via E-Verify
•Proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or approved exemption authorization will be required by contract

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
•May be required to lift 40 pounds, perform repetitive lifting of moderate weight, ability to climb stairs and ladders and stand for up to 4 hours per day and be able to work with epoxies, solvents, glues, and other chemicals. Must have the ability and willingness to work occasional overtime on short notice in response to operation and emergency requirements.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
This role operates in an office environment but may occasionally require exposure to work areas that require the use of PPE such as protective suits, safety glasses, and hearing protection.

TRAVEL
This position generally does not travel, expected travel less than 5%.

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