Oak Ridge, USA
The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.
Perform engineering design on a wide variety of mechanical systems in support of the SNS neutron source systems, including high power targets, moderator and inner reflector plug assemblies, and remote-handling support tooling. These systems receive pulsed, high power, high energy proton beams and are first-of-a-kind systems and have unique design issues, often requiring innovative solutions. Plan and supervise validation testing and deployment of SNS components and systems. Provide technical and administrative support during system commissioning and operation. Participate in planning and evaluation activities.
Work Directions and Interfaces
Position reports to the Source Development and Engineering Group Leader. Provides work direction to CAD design staff and operating technicians. Coordinates activities with personnel at all levels within ISD and other divisions in SNS.
Authority/Approval Levels: Provides work direction to CAD design staff and operating technicians. Issues and approves design packages and resolves technical fabrication issues with vendors.
Measures of Effectiveness
BS in mechanical engineering or engineering science (MS preferred) and a minimum of 5 years in applicable mechanical engineering design experience. Must have a sound understanding of mechanics, fluids, heat transfer, and materials and have the ability to quickly grasp complex technical problems. Must be able to technically analyze and communicate engineering problems. Excellent communication skills, ability to work independently and lead from knowledge and experience. Must have the ability to function as part of a design team consisting of scientific specialists, engineers and designers to meet project cost and schedule goals. A proficient knowledge of CAD modeling is required.
Familiarity with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and cryogenic systems is a plus. Familiarity with Creo and ANSYS is a plus.
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This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.
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