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Associate Engineer

West Mifflin, PA, US

  • West Mifflin, PA, US
  • 2023-01-11 10:01:24
  • 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 Fluid Systems (FS) unit within the Naval Nuclear Laboratory is responsible for the mechanical propulsion plant systems of GERALD R. FORD class aircraft carriers.   

FS engineers are responsible for one or more propulsion plant fluid systems or related specialty areas and provide expert technical support to the United States Navy from ship construction, operations, through decommissioning.  They troubleshoot and provide creative solutions to issues that arise during construction, test, and operation of the plants, and collaborate on deliverables with many interfacing organizations. 
Employ a variety of skills to make decisions for all aspects of assigned tasks. Cognizant areas may include planning, designing, modeling, analyzing, documenting, and testing of mechanical components, systems, and support equipment. Work may include chemical or materials evaluations, design reviews, operations support, safety analysis, engineering methods and software development, and analysis of component vendor's procedures and systems for quality control or manufacturing surveillance.  The position requires frequent interaction with company management, ship design yard personnel, Navy representatives, procurement organizations, specialists within the company, and field offices. 

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

Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Systems Engineering is preferred. 
Strong organizational skills. 
Good communication and technical writing skills. 
Background in plant engineering or previous plant or prototype qualification. 

GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0 is preferred 

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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