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Associate Engineer Materials

West Mifflin, PA, US
Niskayuna, NY, US

  • West Mifflin, PA, US
  • Niskayuna, NY, US
  • 2023-04-24 21:00:06
  • Engineering & Science
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About Us

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory comprises the U.S. Department of Energy locations and personnel responsible for developing advanced naval nuclear propulsion technology, providing technical support to ensure the safety and reliability of our nation’s naval nuclear reactors, and training the Sailors who operate those reactors in the U.S. Navy’s submarines and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory includes the Bettis and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories, the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and the Naval Reactors Facility which have proudly supported the nation since 1946. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory has nearly 8,000 employees working at primary locations in Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, and Idaho. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory also has an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations around the globe. We are dedicated solely to the support of the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC, a wholly own a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation.

Job Description

The Associate Engineer Materials position is an entry level engineering role in the Core Performance Analysis (CPA) unit in the Core Materials Engineering (CME) subdivision.  The candidate will perform technical evaluations and analyses, and make decisions for all aspects of assigned tasks. Cognizant areas include the modeling, analyzing, documenting, and support of test planning of nuclear fuel and poison elements. Work may include statistical assessments of data, finite element models of fuel system performance, nuclear materials evaluations, validation of test data, fleet support, nuclear safety analysis, and analysis of vendor's procedures, systems, and results.  The candidate will also support future efforts for design basis knowledge management transfer as part of the AUKUS Program.  The ideal candidate will have curiosity and willingness to learn.  Work will ultimately support the establishment and qualification of material limits and the evaluation of components to address emergent fleet issues.

Required Combination of Knowledge and Skill

BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university required.

Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team of technical professionals across multiple disciplines
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of data analysis, statistics, computational modeling, and/or scripting (i.e. Python, Matlab, JMP, R, etc.)
  • Knowledge or experience in nuclear or thermal design
  • Knowledge or experience in manufacturing and inspection oversight
  • Knowledge or experience in irradiations testing
  • Knowledge or experience in evaluating fuel system performance

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. FMP is a government contractor and maintains a drug free workplace and workforce. All candidates must be able to pass a drug test in compliance with FMP company policy and 10 CFR 707. Federal regulation requires FMP test for marijuana. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP) may require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by their start date, subject to approved disability or religious accommodations. We understand this federal requirement is subject to litigation and enforcement may change. Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity

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