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Entry Level Field Engineer in Training

Niskayuna, NY, US
West Mifflin, PA, US

  • Niskayuna, NY, US
  • West Mifflin, PA, US
  • 2024-01-25 09:00:10
  • 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 owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation.

Job Description

Are you seeking a position with autonomy, significant responsibility, and a career broadening hands-on experience  This position offers candidates an approximate 1-2 year assignment at the Knolls (NY) or Bettis (PA) Laboratory prior to transferring into NNL's Field Engineering Program for a 3-5 year assignment in a Shipyard. The Laboratory assignment is intended to give a candidate experience in NNL's fleet support engineering community; this includes providing reactor plant engineering support (problem resolution and improvement initiatives) for aircraft carrier and submarine platforms throughout the life cycle of the ships (e.g., new construction, reactor servicing, maintenance availabilities, and emergent problem resolution). Candidates would be expected to relocate to the Knolls or Bettis Laboratory for approximately two years before commencing training and subsequent relocation to a shipyard. 

NNL maintains field offices in shipyards that conduct Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program work. RPCO engineers are the on-site representatives of NNL and component supply organizations in these shipyards. The selected candidate will provide engineering support and independent oversight of work associated with installation, reactor servicing, testing, and modification of reactor plant systems, components, and safety systems. RPCO engineers are engaged during nuclear work and operations and are expected to apply sound engineering principles and judgement to influence and provide feedback to on-site management and partner organizations. 

Successful completion of a job-specific qualification is required for this position. Training associated with this qualification is expected to take approximately one year depending on previous experience and will be conducted at the Knolls or Bettis Laboratory. At the conclusion of qualification, the prospective RPCO engineer will be expected to demonstrate both an adequate understanding of requirements and the ability to function in a field location in a technical support and oversight capacity.

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.

Must be willing to relocate to shipyard and back to Laboratory after completion of 3-5 year assignment.

Preferred Skills

Strong leadership and mentoring ability. 

Eagerness to learn and adapt to varying tasks and responsibilities.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work independently while also supporting team goals

Compensation and Benefits

Medical, Dental, & Vision Coverage 
401(k) Savings Program 
Capital Accumulation Plan 
Personal & Medical Time Off 
Paid Parental Leave 
Disability, Life and Accident Insurance 
9/80 Work Schedule 
Flexible Start/End Times 
Wellness Rewards Program 
Flexible Spending Accounts 
Tuition Assistance for Eligible Employees
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
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Pay Range

$64,500 - $96,700 annually 

Please note that the salary information shown is a general guideline only. 
Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

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. Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity

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