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Instrument Design Engineer

Date: Nov 10, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 8735 

Overview: 

We are seeking an Instrument Design Engineer who will focus on designing, deploying, and improving instruments for the neutron science community at ORNL’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).  This position resides in the Instrument Engineering Group in the Neutron Technologies Engineering Section, Neutron Technologies Division, Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  

 

As part of our engineering team, you will have the opportunity to design, procure, and oversee installation and commissioning of new instruments and upgrades to existing instruments, including the design of one-of-a-kind and first-of-a-kind components and systems. Typical instrument components include vacuum and/or pressure vessels, equipment positioning devices, personnel safety systems, neutron and biological shielding, optical components and more.

 

 The job involves:

  • Performing engineering design and analysis on a wide variety of mechanical systems from simple assemblies to highly complex systems that support new instrument developments and upgrades to existing instruments at SNS and HFIR
  • Overseeing fabrication and procurement of components and systems
  • Planning and supervising validation testing
  • Overseeing the installation of components and systems
  • Participating in work planning and evaluation activities

 

Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Develop concepts to final detailed and documented designs for SNS and HFIR
  • Provide direction to designers to ensure engineering standards are met, and customer expectations are satisfied
  • Support testing and development activities
  • Work effectively with a diverse set of team members to meet project goals
  • Lead multidisciplinary activities to ensure project requirements are met
  • Produce accurate and concise technical reports and design documentation
  • Prepare presentations for technical design reviews and advisory committees
  • Participate in R&D activities and prototyping of proposed new equipment
  • Produce and follow cost and schedule estimates
  • Accurately and reliably communicate technical status and performance to ORNL management
  • Comply with ORNL environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements
  • Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of ORNL values and ethics

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • A BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, or a related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • Must have sound educational basis for engineering design
  • Experience in Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Experience working within multidisciplinary technical teams

 

Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required after offer.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp complex technical problems, and ability to technically analyze and communicate engineering problems and to propose potential solutions
  • A MS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, or a related discipline
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory 
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs

 

About Neutron Sciences Directorate:
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 for more than 3,000 visiting scientists.  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.

 

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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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