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Mechanical Engineer- Testing / NB50634062
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Job Location: Oak Ridge, TN

The Nuclear Security Advanced Technologies (NSAT) Group within the Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division (NSITD) seeks applications for a mechanical engineering position with emphasis in the areas of design, fabrication, and assembly of dynamic test stands supporting multiple programs.The Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division is a leader in research, development, and deployment of technology that enhances nuclear nonproliferation and safeguards, reduces threats to nuclear material at risk, and expands the national capabilities in radiation detection and nuclear forensics. One of the major focus areas of the NSAT group is the development of advanced approaches to characterization and analysis of fuel cycle processes of nuclear nonproliferation interest. The group specializes in the application of chemical and engineering principles supporting the characterization of processes and related materials. The NSAT group collaborates and works with staff from other groups within NSITD and ORNL to assure the full expertise of fuel cycle processes and nuclear nonproliferation are applied to meet sponsor needs.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
Major duties will include design, fabrication, and assembly of dynamic test stands. Additional responsibilities include evaluation of mechanical system design, test process development & execution, and system performance analysis. The successful candidate will be required to effectively interact with various ORNL staff as well as internal and external sponsors. The candidate is expected to work in a team environment with co-workers and management as well as independently; to fully document work performed in the forms of technical reports, papers and presentations; and to participate in the development of research proposals. Excellent communication skills including verbal, presentation, and writing skills are required. The successful candidate will interface with principal investigators, management, engineers, fabricators, modelers and test campaign personnel.

Qualifications Required:
A B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 10 years of related experience, or equivalent, is required with demonstrated experience in the design, fabrication, and operation of test stands and complex mechanical systems. Demonstration of design and process team leadership as well as experience in process development & control are desired. Experience in maintaining high levels of process documentation and quality assurance are desired.This position requires the possession and maintenance of a DOE Q security clearance. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program. This position is a full-time staff position.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-verify Employer.
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