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Bachelor's Degree

Entry Level Mechanical Engineer

Job Information Job Title: Entry Level Mechanical Engineer Grade: 190/200Org: MFC Facility & Sys Engineering

Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (MFC, 4x10 schedule)

**This is a multi-level posting**Mission/Vision Statement Empowering the Nation's Energy Future Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.Responsibilities The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking applicants for a Mechanical Engineer for the position of Nuclear Research Facility Mechanical Engineer reporting to the Facility & Systems Department Manager in the Engineering Division.
INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for DOE-NE, providing much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to perform research and development of nuclear fuels from fuel design, development and fabrication through post irradiation analysis.
The Nuclear Research Facility Mechanical Engineer applies mechanical engineering knowledge, practice and techniques in support of assigned facility systems. Responsible to ensure continued operational readiness of assigned system, structures and components in support of ongoing research mission at MFC. Technical understanding of the design requirements, system performance criteria, design, operation, testing, and maintenance of assigned facility systems.
Functions of the position are:
•Support engineering deliverables associated with designs that may include technical and functional requirements (T&FR), drawings, system design descriptions (SDD), test reports, procurement specifications, statement of work, qualification plans, work control documents, design reports, and engineering job (EJ) packages.•Responsible for the operational status and ongoing modification activities for assigned systems•Provides support to ensure system configuration is being managed effectively•Utilize Mechanical Engineering skills to develop design packages for both construction and in-house labor installations. Works with the user representatives, craft personnel and contractors to implement the approved designs.•Participate in the evaluation of system health and determine actions. •Supports research processes by designing and modifying facility and research equipment. •Identify preventative maintenance (PM) actions by developing preventative maintenance justifications. Identify calibration requirements specifications, standards, and tolerances. •Conduct system assessments which include periodic reviews of system operability, reliability, material condition. •Participates in the development of configuration management plans for assigned systems.
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field and 0-2 years of relevant work experience
Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) "L" security clearance
Ability to obtain Professional License in Mechanical Engineering in 3-5 years
Selective Service Requirements To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or must have registered) with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see Job Functions Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.
Motor Abilities: fine motor control (hands)Work Conditions: stairs, typing/keyboard, > 8 hrs./day, overtime/irregular hours, working aloneCertification Exams: testing designated position Please Apply Before: January 17, 2019 (Midnight, MST) Environmental, Safety and Health StatementMust be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals. Other InformationWhen applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration. INL OverviewINL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With over 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls AreaIdaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and Equal Employment OpportunityIdaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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