Mechanical System Design Engineer, Boeing, Albuquerque New Mexico

March 1, 2013 Leave a comment

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Supports the development and documentation of mechanical and fluid system and thermal environment. Supports the development, maintenance or modification of system designs/proposals to provide design documentation and high-level requirements to downstream users/customers. Performs limited detail design development and modification of mechanical and fluid system installations. Performs spatial integration at system or component level and modification of Directed Energy opto-mechanical assemblies. Assists in preparing technical documents for mechanical components and systems. Assists in supporting proposal preparation and new business development efforts.

 

Living in Albuquerque:

Mechanical Design Engineer salary: The average reported income for mechanical design engineers at Boeing is $70K, ranging from $55K to $120K: Glass Door

The cost of living in Albuquerque is 2.7% higher than average in the United States: Best Places

Average household income is $45K: City Data

Homes for sale: Trulia

Crime by neighborhood: Spot Crime

Albuquerque public schools overall rate 6 out of 10: Great Schools.  Double Eagle Elementary received a 10, Desert Ridge Middle School received a 10, and El Dorado High School received a 10.

Average daily highs in August are 90 degrees, average daily highs in January are 47 degrees: Weather.com

Natural disasters that Albuquerque is most susceptible to:  Earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding, hail, drought, heavy snow, and strong wind: USA.com

Albuquerque is in central New Mexico, and has a population of 553K people.  Things to do in Albuquerque include:  Sandia Peak Tramway, a tram that takes you to the 10,000 foot peak of the Sandia Mountains; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, which showcases the history of the Pueblo people; Trinity Site, the exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated; the Albuquerque hot air balloon fiesta (October), the world’s largest hot air ballooning event.

 

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Quantitative Developer, Quantlab Financial, Houston Texas

February 8, 2013 Leave a comment

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Quantlab is a dynamic, technology-driven firm supporting a large-scale quantitative trading operation across a wide range of global financial markets. Founded in 1998, Quantlab is an established presence in quantitative investment management with a track record of consistent profitability under varying market conditions.

To support our ongoing expansion into additional markets, we are seeking to fill the position of Quantitative Research C++ Developer within our Research group.

The successful candidate will be a member of our Research Team and will be responsible for optimizing, enhancing and maintaining our proprietary trading platforms, as well as designing and implementing quantitative tools to support research efforts.

Required Skills:

  • PhD in Math, Engineering, or an equivalent Computational Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Industry experience with C++
  • Familiarity with Python, C# or equivalent
  • Software profiling and optimization experience
  • Test case and unit test development experience
  • Familiarity with source control systems
  • Experience in scientific programming and numerical methods
  • Experience with BOOST
  • Experience with Visual Studio (both legacy and modern variants)
  • Experience in the financial industry a plus

 

Living in Houston:

Quantitative Research Analyst salary: The average reported income for Quantitative Research Analyst at Quantlab is $96K, ranging from $51K to $120K: Glass Door

The cost of living in Houston is 11% lower than average in the United States: Best Places

Average household income is $43K: City Data

Average home prices by neighborhood: Trulia

Crime by neighborhood: Spot Crime

Houston public schools overall rate 5 out of 10: Great Schools. A number of individual schools received 10, including Barbara Bush Elementary School, Memorial Middle School, and Kerr High School

Average daily highs in August are 93 degrees, average daily highs in January are 63 degrees: Weather.com

Natural disasters that Houston is most susceptible to: Tornados, hurricanes, flooding, hail, drought, and strong wind: USA.com

Overview of relocating to Houston: YouTube

Houston is the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the United States.

 

 

Process Control Engineer, Monsanto, Luling Louisiana

January 25, 2013 Leave a comment

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· Responsible for the development and guidance of the Process Control Technicians.

· Work collaboratively with maintenance and production technicians; project, process, and maintenance engineers at this site.

· Leading, developing and maintaining process control design, configuration, simulation, standards, documentation, and operator training.

· Provide expertise in advanced & multivariable, predictive control technology, provide general process control support for capital projects & interface with operations personnel.

· Execute work as an individual or as part of a team.

· Manage multiple projects, tasks and responsibilities.

· Lead projects, project teams and resources (people and money) to stay on budget with minimal to no supervision.

· Set long term goals as it relates to the advancement of process control and new process control technologies within the plant.

· Periodically teach classes in process control to engineers and technicians.

· Assist in managing the long term reliability efforts for the plant process control systems.

· Organize and effectively prioritize work such that it meets the needs of the business.

· Work with Process Engineering to implement control strategies that meet the needs of the business.

· Manage the proper turnover of implemented control strategies to the customer. This includes proper documentation and training of area personnel and follow-up for debugging/refinement.

· Utilize other resources such as the Process Control Technicians to implement control strategies in multiple areas of the plant.

· Champion condition based monitoring to feed SAP information and automatically generate notifications.

– Champion standardized alarm management techniques throughout the plant effective use of Alarm metrics.

· Work with other sites to assist when needed.

· Share innovations plant and corporate wide.

 

Participate and lead the Luling Plant IPCN Control System effort

Required Qualifications and Experience

· BS or MS in Engineering

· Five years experience in a manufacturing environment

· Familiarity with PRoVOX and/or Delta V distributed control systems

 

Living in Luling:

Process Control Engineer salary: The average reported income for Process Control Engineer is $68K, ranging from $46K to $102K: Glass Door

The cost of living in Luling is 2% higher than average in the United States: Best Places

Average household income is $66K: City Data

Homes for sale in Luling: Trulia

Crime by neighborhood: Spot Crime

Luling public schools: Overall Luling schools received a 7 out of 10 from Great Schools. Lakewood Elementary received a 9, and R K Smith Middle School received a 6.

Average daily high in August is 91 degrees, average daily high in January is 62 degrees: Weather.com

Natural disasters that Luling is most susceptible to: Floods and hail: USA.com

Luling is in southeast Louisiana, about 18 miles from New Orleans, and has a population of 12K people.

 

Development Structural Engineer, Dresser-Rand, Albany New York

January 11, 2013 Leave a comment

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From the company:

The Development Engineer will have responsibility for the structural mechanics technology development of Dresser-Rand”s next generation single and multiple stage steam turbines, ensure performance-life-cost trade-offs are considered, and deliver new and improved steam turbine products to meet client needs and market demand.

  • BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • 5 years of experience in turbine design or manufacturing
  • Experience in the stress and dynamic analysis of rotating machinery

 

Living in Albany:

Development Engineer salary: The average reported income for Development Engineer at Dresser-Rand is $73K, ranging from $70K to $76K: Glass Door

The cost of living in Albany is 6% higher than average in the United States: Best Places

Average household income is $38K: City Data

Homes for sale in Albany: Trulia

Crime by neighborhood: Spot Crime

Albany public schools: Overall Albany schools received a 5 out of 10 from Great Schools. Westmere Elementary received a 9, Lisha Kill Middle School received an 8, and Colonie Central High School received an 7.

Average daily high in August is 82 degrees, average daily high in January is 31 degrees: Weather.com

Natural disasters that Albany is most susceptible to: Floods, hail, heavy snow, strong wind: USA.com

Albany is the capital of New York, is located in central New York State just west of the border with Massachusetts and Vermont, and has a population of 100K people.

 

Manager, Tax R&D, KPMG, Boston Massachussetts

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From the company:

  • Conduct Research and Development (R&D) project management
  • Manage R&D credit studies and related activities
  • Develop and sustain excellent client relationships during delivery of R&D services
  • Assist in new business development, including add-on business
  • Assist other R&D project managers with the delivery of engagements as needed, including research and writing with regard to technical issues
  • Provide R&D quality assurance, engagement reviewer and exam support

Living in Boston:

Tax Manager salary: Not specified. The average reported income for Tax Managers at KPMG is $110K, ranging from $72K to $153K: Glass Door

The cost of living in Boston is 49% higher than average in the United States: Best Places

Average household income is $56K: City Data

Homes for sale in Boston: Trulia

Crime by neighborhood: Spot Crime

Boston public schools: Overall Boston schools received a 4 out of 10 from Great Schools.   Bradley Elementary received a 6, Excel Academy Charter Middle School received a 9, and Match Charter High School received an 8.

Average daily high in August is 82 degrees, average daily high in January is 36 degrees: Weather.com

Natural disasters that Boston is most susceptible to: Earthquakes, floods, hail, heavy snow, strong wind: USA.com

Boston is on the coast of Massachusetts, and has a population of 4 million people.

Research Associate – Experimental Particle Astrophysics (Postdoctoral), Batavia Illinois

November 14, 2012 Leave a comment

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The Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics (FCPA) has an excellent postdoctoral opportunity to carry out high-quality research within its experimental particle astrophysics program.  Current projects within the FCPA cover a broad range of topics including the direct detection of dark matter (SuperCDMS, COUPP, DarkSide), investigating dark energy via astrophysical survey (Dark Energy Survey), probing the Planckian quantum structure of space-time (Holometer), and studying the highest energy cosmic rays (Pierre Auger Observatory). There are also opportunities to participate in the development of new projects targeting dark energy or dark matter science, axion searches, and detector R&D. Members of the FCPA interact regularly with experimental/theoretical scientists and members of various engineering and technical departments throughout the laboratory.  The selected professional will be expected to contribute to other activities within the FCPA, including seminars, a journal club and an informal talk series.  For more information about the FCPA, please visit http://astro.fnal.gov/ .

This position is for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter.

Ph.D. in Physics or a discipline relevant to experimental particle astrophysics

Living in Batavia:

Research Associate salary: Not specified. The average reported income for Research Associates at Fermilabs is $52K, ranging from $49K to $55K: Glass Door

The cost of living in Batavia is 17% higher than average in the United States: Best Places

Average household income is $92K: City Data

Homes for sale in Batavia: Trulia

Crime by neighborhood: Spot Crime

Batavia public schools: Batavia public schools overall received a 9 out of 10: Great Schools.  Grace McWayne Elementary School received a 9, Sam Rotolo Middle School received a 9, and Batavia Senior High School received a 10.

Average daily high in July is 84 degrees, average daily high in January is 30 degrees: Weather.com

Natural disasters that Batavia is most susceptible to: Tornadoes, cold, flooding, hail, heat, winter storms, drought, heavy snow, and strong wind: USA.com

Batavia is about 35 miles west of Chicago, and has a population of 28K people.  The city was founded in 1833.

Process Engineer, Alcoa, Point Comfort Texas

October 23, 2012 Leave a comment

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From the company:

The primary function of this position is to provide technical support for one or more Alumina Plant operating departments, including Digestion, Clarification, Precipitation, and Calcination or the Chemicals Plant .

This position is necessary to support the success of the business at Point Comfort by providing the technical support that maintains and improves production processes in terms of quality, production rate, and efficiency in a manner consistent with the Vision and Values of Alcoa Inc.

This would include: monitoring day-to-day plant operations; working with production personnel to solve process problems and advise corrective actions as needed; utilizing ABS/Lean Manufacturing tools as necessary to improve process stability, reduce costs and/or improve efficiency; participating in the development of standard work instructions; developing project scopes that improve process control and cost performance, reducing or eliminating process variability, or improve reliability of the area etc.

Living in Point Comfort:

Process engineering salary: Not specified. The reported income for Process Engineers at Alcoa ranges from $59K to $80K: Glass Door

The cost of living in Point Comfort is 18% lower than average in the United States: Best Places

Average household income is $39K: City Data

Homes for sale: Trulia

Crime by neighborhood: Not available

Point Comfort public schools overall rate 9 out of 10: Great Schools. Point Comfort Elementary School received a 9, there are no ratings for middle school or high school.

Average daily highs in August are 92 degrees, average daily highs in January are 64 degrees: Weather.com

Natural disasters that Point Comfort is most susceptible to: Flooding, hail, drought, and strong wind: USA.com

Video on Living in Point Comfort: None Available

Point Comfort has a population of 700 people, and is located on the gulf coast of Texas south of Houston.