Nuclear Facility Mechanical Engineer-Nationwide job 5/30/2018

Battelle Energy Alliance Nationwide

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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



Job Title: Nuclear Facility Mechanical Engineer
Grade: 220/230
Org: MFC Facility & Systems Engineering
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (MFC)

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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.



The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a Mechanical Engineer who will specialize in Cask/Package/Container engineering as the lead engineer reporting to the Facility and Systems Engineering Department Manager within 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 Cask / Package / Container Lead Engineer is a working lead and will perform of some of the listed activities and lead other(s) performing the balance of activities for casks, drums, and containers used at MFC. Leading includes mentoring, assigning work, monitoring performance, and reviewing or approving work product. The key functions of this positions are:



Support cask operations and procedures including lifting plans, and training

Fill the role of cognizant system engineer for safety-related casks, including input and review of transport plans, Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP), and facility Safety Analysis Reports (SAR).

Ensure reliability of casks systems by defining maintenance condition monitoring

Coordinate design and maintenance of ancillary equipment including trailers, lifting yokes, etc.

Shipping Packages/Drums

Support package/drum operations, procedures, SARP, document updates, equipment/tools, training

Work with Packaging and Transportation (P&T) to determine appropriate package/drum for payload and verify payload is acceptable, SARP, Certificate of Conformance (CoC), inner packaging/containers, dunnage

Interface with P&T for shipments

Interface with package/drum design authority if other than INL, approval for use, obtaining drums, issues, updates for new payloads

Interface with receiver for packaging requirements

Interface with inter-faculty transfer management, SAR-413, LST-337

Waste packaging may also be included


Containers types include contact handled and remote handled

Lead or assist with new container design, development, testing and perform cognizant engineer duties, interface with design engineer and operations, review/check engineering documents, manufacturing, serial number assignment

Assist end users with proper application and operation of containers such as thermal loading and other payload requirement verification

Maintain/standardize current container inventory, possibly test legacy containers to establish a technical basis for the container

Interface with nuclear safety on container requirements, TSRs, safety significance, container lists (LST-737, etc.), assign damage ratios for material at risk

Provide support for opening robust containers not designed for easy opening, these may include special forms capsules, 3013 cans, sealed sources

Establish packaging requirements for receipt to MFC facilities

Establish necessary container maintenance and surveillance, develop program, seal replacement, monitoring

Work with other organizations such as safeguards and security or radiological protection to verify requirements are implemented, Tamper Indicating Device (TID) application, shielding.



Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and 5-8 years relevant engineering experience.

Must be a US Citizen and have the ability and willingness to obtain and maintain a DOE "L or Q" clearance.

Required Skills:

Ability to design and evaluate mechanical systems

Ability to communicate with operations, engineering, and maintenance personnel both verbally and through written product

Ability to define work tasks for others such as in maintenance or operating written instructions

Ability to mentor and guide the work of other engineers

Ability to plan, organize, and manage engineering work

Preferred Skills:

Experience performing engineering functions on casks, containers, and/or packaging.

Professional license in mechanical engineering


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



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.

SPECIAL SENSES: Eyes: Near vision, far vision.

WORK CONDITIONS: Facility: Stairs, Equipment: Typing/keyboard, Personnel Requirements: 8 Hrs/day, overtime/irregular hours, working alone.

CERTIFICATION EXAM(S): Testing designated position (TDP)



June 27, 2018 (Midnight, MST)


Must 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.

When 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 is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S.

Idaho 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.


Idaho National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 17 national laboratories. With roughly 4,000 scientists, engineers and support personnel, the lab also stands as one of Idaho’s largest employers. At INL’s three primary facility areas – the Advanced Test Reactor Complex, Materials and Fuels Complex, and Research and Education Campus – researchers perform work in support of DOE’s mission to “discover the solutions to power and secure America’s future.” More specifically, INL is the nation’s leading center of nuclear energy research and development. Day-to-day management and operation of the laboratory is the responsibility of Battelle Energy Alliance.

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