Associate Engineer (Entry Level) - Product Line 9/16/2017
Naval Nuclear Laboratory
IDAHO FALLS, ID
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Description:
The Product Line Engineer is responsible for the
equipment and procedures that support the handling and
examining of spent naval nuclear fuel. This includes
preparing for and executing the receipt, installation,
testing, checkout and maintenance of government supplied
equipment. This also includes the design and procurement
of support equipment. A Product Line Engineer will be
responsible for providing deliverables to an overall
project plan while meeting all naval nuclear program
requirements and standards. A typical career path for an
entry level engineer includes one year of training and
mentoring followed by another year of direct product
line support. Direct product line support includes
responding to and correcting equipment and procedure
deficiencies in an operational environment and typically
involves shift work.
After the initial training program, the engineer will be
assigned to a mentored position involving direct product
line support. This includes responding to and correcting
equipment, process or procedure deficiencies in an
operational environment. Movement between the primary
spent fuel product lines and an operations support
engineer shift assignment is encouraged. Shift work is
primarily a rotating nine hour day shift and swing shift
Advancement opportunities include projects to improve
equipment, operations and develop new product lines.
Qualification as a Refueling Operations Engineer, a
bonus position requiring additional training and
biennial requalification, may also be an option.
* Delegated engineering responsibility that supports
fleet, field, technology, analysis, manufacturing,
facilities, testing and operations activities.
* Assist in the study, design, application, analyses,
test or the preparation of specifications and
processes for systems, materials, equipment, or
components relating to a limited aspect of the
* Support other engineers who are performing related
* Prepare project plans to accomplish assigned work.
Identify and complete performance measures,
including post job assessments. Meet project and
* Communicate status on a periodic basis to immediate
* Perform analytical evaluations which may include the
application of existing computer models.
* Develop an understanding of component and system
* Assist in the preparation of technical manuals,
reports or procedures in accordance with NR program
* Assist in design, development, execution, and
evaluation of engineering research and design
* Complete training and work assignments that are
planned to provide experience and familiarization
with the engineering methods and practices of BMPC.
* Obtain and retain necessary qualifications to
perform assigned duties.
A complete list of the essential duties for an Associate
Engineer can be available during the interview process.
This job description covers numerous positions with
similar work and skill requirements. The essential
duties identified above are representative of those
positions but are not intended to be an exhaustive of
inclusive list of all of the responsibilities of each
* BS degree in engineering from an accredited college
or university required. Mechanical, Electrical or
Nuclear is preferred.