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Mechanical Designer

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 10383 


The Fusion Energy Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks applications for a Mechanical Designer. The selected candidate will focus on the modeling, design and detailing of components and assemblies for major international fusion experimental facilities.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will work on the design, development and improvement of fusion technology related components using 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.  Significant experience with one or more CAD programs such as Creo (formerly Pro/Engineer) or Catia is required.  Collaboration with other designers, engineers, and physicists in the creation of 3D components and assemblies will be a regular function of the position.  The ability to be trained in additional CAD programs may be necessary.  The candidate will create 2D drawings to be used for fabrication and communicate with engineering and design staff through the fabrication and assembly process, and so will require the application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and American Welding Society (AWS) notation.  The position will support senior technical staff in a variety of projects involving vacuum, cryogenics, high pressure, and electromagnetic fields.


Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a two-year Associates Degree with 2-5 years relevant experience or high school diploma with eight years relevant experience is required.  
  • Proficiency in Creo (Pro/Engineer) or Catia is required.  Training may be provided if support for projects in multiple systems is needed. 
  • The ability to apply GD&T and weld notation on a 2D drawing is required.
  • Familiarity with fabrication processes and design for manufacturability is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in using both Creo and Catia is preferred. 
  • Experience in the design of components related to plasma physics experiments and diagnostics is preferred.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, able to work independently or in a team. 
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal are required. 

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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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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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