Mechanical Engineer - Versatile Test Reactor (VTR)
Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: November 21, 2020
ORGANIZATION: Versatile Test Reactor (VTR)
WORK LOCATION: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80s schedule)
Idaho National Lab (INL) will change the world s energy future and
secure our infrastructure! Join us - innovate the future!
The Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Division at INL is seeking a
talented Mechanical Engineer to help design, test, build, and
operate the United States next sodium cooled fast reactor.
INL s VTR division provides a platform to accelerate nuclear
technology development for today s light water reactors and
tomorrow s advanced reactors.
This role will perform design engineering functions and system
engineering functions during the VTR design and operational
* During the design phase of the VTR, the Mechanical Engineer will
be responsible for ensuring that mechanical systems are designed to
meet the VTR requirements including applicable industry standards
* This role will perform traditional mechanical engineering design
functions including reviewing design deliverables, performing
evaluations, interfacing with the EPC design team, developing test
plans and procedures, identifying acceptance criteria, and ensuring
the correct operating experience and standards are used to design
* The Mechanical Engineer will work closely with the EPC designers
and constructors to ensure the VTR is delivered with quality and on
* This position will have system engineering and equipment
reliability responsibilities and be responsible for equipment
classification, developing maintenance strategies and procedures,
developing asset management plans, develop and execute performance
monitoring plans, perform causal evaluations, and troubleshooting
of mechanical equipment issues. System engineering functions are
aligned to industry standard equipment reliability models used in
the nuclear industry.
* Following commissioning and during plant operations, the engineer
will have full design engineering responsibility for mechanical
systems associated with the VTR including administrative buildings
and other mechanical systems on VTR grounds.
* Bachelor s degree in engineering with 6 years of nuclear power
* A minimum of 4 years shall be in electrical design engineering
roles for a nuclear reactor facility. The nuclear power production
experience shall be in technical roles at a nuclear reactor
facility (e.g., operations, maintenance, engineering). A nuclear
reactor facility can be a military, test, or commercial nuclear
power plant using nuclear fuel as primary heat source with any type
of secondary/tertiary and heat rejection system.
* Experience in the initial design of a nuclear power plant project
is acceptable towards the 6 years requirement for experience.
* Experience in both design and system engineering is
* Must be eligible to obtain a Department of Energy (DOE) L
clearance, therefore, US citizenship is required.
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory
dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy s mission in
nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more
than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the
laboratory works with national and international governments,
universities and industry partners to discover new science and
development technologies that underpin the nation s nuclear and
renewable energy, national security, and environmental
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative
nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical
Our vision is to change the world s energy future and secure our
nation s critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31,
1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS).
For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity
(EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment
opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic
information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to
When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all
questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide
a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust
relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information,
please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/. .
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