Technical Associate 1

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Chemical Engineering, to work as part of several product development projects and as a mechanical engineering subject matter expert.  Will assist in developing systems in the field of flow chemistry for the manufacturing of target molecules. The systems will be designed, developed, and engineered by closely following a product design framework, improving upon previously developed systems, and exploring novel concepts. Will utilize manufacturing techniques to build chemically resistant devices and develop control systems. The systems are being developed with multiple cross-disciplinary teams (chemistry, computer science, chemical engineering) focused on overcoming limitations of chemical synthesis through the design of novel reactor modules, support equipment, and robust systems.  Responsibilities include designing and testing new parts/components; identifying key design parameters in order to develop novel components/systems; analyzing and suggesting improvements to existing processes/systems; generating 3D models for new parts/systems; selecting, sourcing, and ordering system components; fabricating simple parts with in-house equipment (water jet, CNC, 3D printing, laser cutting); assembling and testing new designs, subsystems, and systems; documenting progress and findings; and performing other duties as needed. 


Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or closely related field; two years' related experience; general knowledge of mechanical design and fabrication methods; working knowledge of SolidWorks; machine shop experience and comfort with fixing, modifying, and fabricating new parts/prototypes; working knowledge of electronics for designing integrated systems; and critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  Must possess good interpersonal skills and be able to speak and write fluent English; prepare written reports and presentations; effectively communicate with a team of engineers and scientists; and listen, analyze, and judge different opinions and make decisions effectively and objectively.  Job #19525
reposted 4/26/21


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