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Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 10362 


The Facilities Operations Directorate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks a skilled Manufacturing Engineer to support world-class research for scientific discovery.  This role primarily serves to facilitate the technical and administrative interface of manufacturing and fabrication.  The Manufacturing Engineer will facilitate the process to determine internal or external fabrication.  This process includes evaluation of design, submitting RFQ’s/awarding of projects, maintaining schedules/records, along with any other duties required for the projects.  The ME will serve as the liaison between customers and the fabrication facilities (internal or external).  The Manufacturing Engineer should have knowledge of different trades such as welding, sheet metal, machining, millwrights/boilermakers, and pipefitting.


ORNL is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. Our diverse capabilities span a broad spectrum of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with customers to evaluate designs for manufacturing needs, understand scope, review drawings and material selection as well as any other necessary information related to the projects.
  • Monitor the fabrication process from inception to installation, ensuring that the product or service meets customer requirements; monitoring/prioritizing the task/project within scope, scheduling, budgeting, and responding to any issues.
  • Responsible for completing all pertinent project documentation.
  • Use their knowledge of materials and internal/external fabrication capabilities to submit RFQ’s, evaluate quotes, award jobs to procure the fabrication services within company guidelines to meet customer needs.
  • Evaluate vendor performance to ensure capability and compliance with applicable procedures/standards.
  • Support procurement process for fabrication needs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a variety/level of ORNL staff.
  • Ability to read manufacturing blueprints.
  • Deliver ORNL’s mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace – in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.


Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or similar field of study.
  • A minimum of two years of manufacturing engineering or fabrication experience
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a company issued credit card is required.
  • Regional travel is required; must be able to obtain and maintain a Tennessee driver's license. 
  • Work will involve various physical requirements and certain working conditions and as such a post offer, pre-hire physical will be required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A working knowledge of both federal and Department of Energy (DOE) regulations, specifically those that pertain to fabrication environment.
  • Strong organizational skills – proven record in managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work and adapt amongst varying disciplines within a fast paced, ever changing environment


Special Requirements:

  • Visa Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position now or in the future. In order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.


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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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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