Job Category: Fulltime Term Exempt Overtime Eligible: Overtime Eligible Benefits Eligible: Benefit Based
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Job Summary LIGO Laboratory (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) seeks a highly motivated and skilled Mechanical Designer/Drafter to join its team. LIGO is a National Science Foundation major facility dedicated to gravitational wave astronomy and astrophysics, jointly operated by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The current generation of advanced interferometers came on line in 2015 and shortly afterwards LIGO launched the field of gravitational wave astronomy with the first observation of the birth of a black hole; this achievement led to the awarding of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics to its founders. LIGO consists of two widely separated (3,002 km), 4 kilometer-long interferometers operating as a single, phased detector. One (LIGO Hanford Observatory) is located north of Richland, Washington and the other (LIGO Livingston Observatory) is in Livingston, Louisiana. Concurrent to observatory operations, the Laboratory maintains a vigorous R&D program, primarily centered at the Caltech and MIT campuses, to further enhance the capabilities of the LIGO detectors. For more information, please visit the Laboratory website at http: \\\www.ligo.caltech.edu .
Job Duties As a mechanical draftsperson working on the LIGO A+ project, this individual will provide mechanical design, drafting and detailing expertise with the SolidWorks CAD softwarein support of the development of bid packages and manufacturing drawings for LIGO A+ designs. The individual will work with mechanical engineers and designers on various assemblies and piece part designs. The drafter must interface with a dispersed team across the LIGO Laboratory (4 locations).
The drafter's principal tasks are to:
- Provide design and drawing support to the engineering staff - Check parts for interference and adherence to LIGO standards - Apply appropriate design rules for clearance and tolerances when not defined by the engineer - Interfacing/ liaising with manufactures / shops
In order to perform the tasks listed above, the draftsperson must:
- Develop detailed designs and drawings in SolidWorks 3D CAD models - Render the design into drawings for manufacture - Work with the LIGO Laboratory configuration control and documentation archival systems, in particular PDMWorks and the LIGO Document Control System (DCC).
Basic Qualifications - Proficient in SolidWorks 2017 - At least 1 year of SolidWorks experience - Familiarity with drawing standards such as ANSI Y14.5M - 1994 - Excellent verbal and written communication skills and have a team attitude - High degree of professional discipline Preferred Qualifications
- SolidWorks certification - Some PDMWorks experience - Knowledge of configuration control - AS degree in Design Drafting or Engineering Drafting - Experience in instrument design and ultra-high vacuum systems - Experience working in a large project R&D environment
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