Thermal Analyst

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Facility for Rare Isotope Beams Laboratory
East Lansing, MI, United States

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Thermal Analyst


East Lansing, MI 

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Job Description:

The Thermal Analyst will support the Mechanical Engineering Department on system level thermal analysis. The Thermal Analyst will execute work to meet Mechanical Engineering Department project milestones and performance objectives (cost, scope, and schedule).


Major Responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in reviewing and performing engineering calculations, simulations, and engineering documentation
  • Present design solutions to stakeholders and convene design reviews to obtain stakeholder feedback and endorsement
  • Produce and document effective design solutions by performing engineering calculations and offering alternate solution paths
  • Perform calculations and analysis of complex data and provide engineering support for fabrication, assembly, and commissioning of technical equipment
  • Able to make presentation graphics of design and communicate what is needed to advance the design and start construction


In order to successfully perform the job you will need the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Mechanical Calculation Expertise –knowledge and understanding of practices of engineering, and sound judgment regarding their implementation to contribute to organizational performance and success
  • Communication – effectively articulating and exchanging information with stakeholders at all levels—internal and external
  • Service Focus – the ability to identify and meet appropriate client expectations by offering high-quality services and solutions tailored to diverse client and stakeholder needs and expectations and to seek continuous feedback from client and stakeholder groups
  • Analytical Skills – the ability to create, develop, analyze, and promulgate technical and/or technological implications of a mechanical engineering action
  • Management and Leadership – the ability to ensure the organizational climate and practices reflect FRIB and MSU organizational values and mission
  • Collaboration & Teamwork – the ability to work effectively with others
  • Continuous Learning – the ability to maintain continuous improvement at an individual, group, and organizational level
  • Diversity and Inclusion – the ability to value, consider, and integrate the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties
  • Ethical Practice – the ability to support and uphold the values of the organization while balancing and mitigating risk
  • Critical Evaluation – the ability to create, develop, analyze, summarize, and present information to make technical decisions
  • Proficiency with simulation programs: ANSYS and/or COMSOL
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites


Required Degree

Doctorate -Engineering or Physics


Minimum Requirements

  • An advanced degree in Engineering or Physics
  • Course work related to fabrication techniques, cryogenic systems, electronics, mechanical and electronic drafting and computer systems
  • Requires experience in the use of CAD and/or related engineering systems, including file transfer; experience in the use of exotic metals, including knowledge of their properties, in the fabrication and assembly of sophisticated research equipment, industry to produce and check scientific research equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Required Application Materials

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three references