Lead Mechanical Engineering Technologist Job Posting for the Gemini Infrared Multi-object Spectrograph Project

Your opportunity:
Join a small but talented and motivated team of scientists and engineering staff at the forefront of astrophysical instrument design. The GIRMOS team is seeking someone experienced in mechanical engineering fundamentals to be responsible for performing and overseeing design and analysis tasks, and then taking the results of that work, and seeing it through to production, assembly, integration, and commissioning. Your initial tasks will be to model and analyze the design of a cutting-edge infrared spectrograph, the Gemini Infrared Multi-Object Spectrograph (GIRMOS), which is being developed by a consortium of Canadian universities and government labs. Led by the University of Toronto, GIRMOS is a next generation scientific instrument that will be commissioned at the Gemini Observatory located on Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

Your responsibilities will include:
-Creating finite element models for structural and vibration analysis of the instrument.
-Working with the team on ways to improve the design.
-Technical oversight on the program’s or a subsystem’s development.
-Assessing how well the current design meets requirements.
-Designing modifying, and fabricating custom machine parts.
-Creating and updating complex and technical documentation such as structural and vibration analysis reports.
-Designing custom equipment.
-Analyzing and recommending options for project design.
-Developing plans that support research collaborations and advanced technologies.
-Creating and reviewing technical drawing sets for manufacturing
-Coordinating project activities with external partners from other institutions and agencies.
-Serving as a resource on specific issues to a group of specialists.

Essential Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s Degree in applied science or engineering in mechanical, mechatronic, optomechanical, or acceptable combination of training and equivalent experience.
-Minimum of six to seven years’ engineering experience.
-Three to four years’ experience providing technical and engineering leadership in the development of complex systems.
-Experience creating and analyzing finite element models in ANSYS or equivalent.
-Experience with solid modelling in CAD (SolidWorks preferred).
-Experience with tolerance analysis.
-Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standards.
-Experience producing production drawings from CAD models.
-Experience with DFMA (design for manufacturing and assembly).
-Experience with vibration analysis/designing vibration isolation mounts.
-Familiarity with metrology equipment, methods, and techniques.
-Experience with assembly and integration of highly complex systems.
-Experience working with and managing output of vendors.

Assets (Nonessential):
-Experience working with PDM software (SolidWorks PDM or 3D experience preferred).
-Experience with thermal analysis/designing or using thermal insulation systems specifically geared towards cryogenic environments (experience working with Cryostats).
-Experience with optical alignment techniques.
-Experience with electromechanical design and build.
-Experience with motion control systems.
-Familiarity with manufacturing.

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