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Mechanical Engineer - Versatile Test Reactor (VTR)

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

ORGANIZATION: Versatile Test Reactor (VTR)
GRADE: 220
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 phases.

Responsibilities

* 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 and Regulations.

* 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 plant.

* The Mechanical Engineer will work closely with the EPC designers and constructors to ensure the VTR is delivered with quality and on schedule.

* 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 production experience.

* 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 preferred.

* 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 missions.

INL Mission
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision
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 apply.



Other Information
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 consideration.

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/. .

Keywords: Battelle Energy Alliance, Idaho Falls , Mechanical Engineer - Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), Engineering , Idaho Falls, Idaho

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