Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics
STUDENT JOB PROGRAM
Summer 2018 job posting
Job number TR18-2-26
Position Title:ARIEL-II Mechanical Testing and Structural Analysis student
Name of Project:Validation and design improvement of prototype target vessel designs at PHI stand.
Overview:Concepts have been generated for the ARIEL target module that is the result of many hours of simulation, analysis, and prototyping. In addition, a test stand (Pumping and Heating Investigation Stand) is scheduled for start-up in the coming months which replicates the operation of the target vessel assembly. The goals of the PHI stand include heating a coin roll sized target to 2000 degrees in high vacuum, remote docking of target vessel to target station, proving performance of connectors, among others. The student will operate the test stand to experimentally validate designs arrived at through simulation and identify areas for improvement in both the design of the test stand and the target station.
The student will also perform limited design studies, using FEA for example, to optimize the mechanical design of specific subsystems and Target Module and Target Pit shielding.
Duties:Assist physicist with operation of the test stand and data collection.
Troubleshoot and design solutions for increasing effectiveness and efficiency of the PHI stand and ARIEL target station design.
Learn the intricacies of the test stand and generate documentation to train subsequent users.
Perform limited FEA analysis of subsystems and present analysis and conclusions to design team.
Limited Solidworks design of prototypes and improvements to existing designs.
Duties are flexible to some extent based on incumbent interest and motivation.
Skills learned during this work experience:Gain hands on experience working with leading edge technology, with input and mentorship from world class physicists, engineers, and an on site machine shop, all in a facility pushing the bounds of science!
Troubleshooting and iterating the design of the PHI stand to gain better results, faster.
Understanding the scientific and high tech R&D environment.
Experience with vacuum systems and helium leak testing.
FEA structural analysis backed up with analytical calculations.
Collaborative engineering design in a fast paced R&D environment.
Qualifications:Mechanical or Integrated Engineering, or Engineering Physics
Period of work:May - Aug 2018 with possible 4-month extension
Salary is commensurate with academic progress and previous relevant work experience, and
ranges from $ 2080 to $ 2800 per month plus 4% vacation pay. |
TRIUMF pays round-trip airfare (this does not apply to Vancouver/Victoria students); for Vancouver Island students, TRIUMF will pay ferry costs.
TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we
welcome applications from all qualified undergraduate students as defined below:
Applications must be received at TRIUMF by 4:00pm Pacific time on 2018-01-22.
One complete PDF for EACH position must be submitted. Please save the PDF as lastname-job number (eg Smith-15.pdf)
No phone calls please. TRIUMF wishes to thank all applicants for their interest, and regrets that only those being considered will be contacted.
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