05. February 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Target Systems Engineer - Design
ORNL: Target Systems Engineer - Design / NB50542459
05. February 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Target Systems Engineer - Design
ORNL: Target Systems Engineer - Design / NB50542459
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Oak Ridge, USA

Description of Institution

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.

Job description

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.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provide concept design for target systems of a high power pulsed 1 GeV proton accelerator, and its auxiliary systems
  • Support testing, deployment, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of the target apparatuses and systems.
  • Proactively identify and ensure timely resolution of operational issues.
  • Develop concepts to final detailed designs using Creo.
  • Produce accurate and concise technical reports.
  • Prepare presentations for and respond to recommendations from technical design reviews and advisory committees.
  • Participate in R&D and prototyping of proposed experimental equipment.
  • Accurately and reliably communicate technical status and performance to ORNL management.
  • Produce design and testing requirement documents.
  • Comply with ORNL environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements.
  • Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of ORNL values and ethics.

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

  • Successfully develops high quality engineering designs from concept through manufacture, commissioning, and disposal.
  • Successfully manages the deployment of experimental components and systems.
  • Successfully interacts with engineers and physicists throughout the facility to develop ideas into workable engineering solutions.
  • Successfully records and reports technical findings to SDE and division management and review committees.
  • Demonstrates technical competence.

Requested Profile

Qualifications Required
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.

Qualifications Desired:
Familiarity with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and cryogenic systems is a plus. Familiarity with Creo and ANSYS is a plus.

How to Apply

Go to https://www.ornl.gov/careers .

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.

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLR@ornl.gov.

06. May 2016
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