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Process Control Engineer - Technical Professional

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Date: Nov 12, 2020

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 4258 


The Prototype Manufacturing Group within the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) seeks applications for a process control engineering position with emphasis in the areas of mechanical fabrication, assembly, and inspection processes supporting multiple enrichment technology programs. The ESED at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a leader in research, development, and deployment of technology for the production and purification of radioisotopes, enhancement of nuclear nonproliferation and safeguards, reduction of threats to nuclear material at risk, and expansion of the national capabilities in radiation detection and nuclear forensics.

Major Duties / Responsibilities

The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting the mechanical systems development and deployment of prototypes with process &quality control engineering of fabrication, assembly and inspection techniques.  The selected candidate will interface with principal investigators, management, engineers, technicians, internal and external fabrication shops, and other individual stakeholder personnel. This positions responsibility will include:

  • Designing fixtures and tooling to complete fabrication of test hardware
  • Developing detailed schedules, work orders, manufacturing plans, quality & inspection plans, and inventory control of hardware
  • Providing manufacturability and general drawing reviews of designs to be fabricated
  • Developing or improving inspection, measurement, and manufacturing processes
  • Act as the primary interface between project design and fabrication personnel.
  • Act as Technical Project Officer (TPO) to oversee all technical aspects of subcontracts for related component quality
  • Coordinate response to vendor non-conformances or systematic failures so they can proactively address and resolve at the appropriate level
  • Understand and be able to apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per ANSI Y14.5
  • Act as the SME for their respective measuring, inspection or testing subject area
  • Prepares quality deliverables in accordance with project processes and procedures
  • Writes specifications and procedures to support inspection and testing
  • Aids in the planning of inspections and tests, and interpretation of data collected
  • Reviews inspection and test setups and recommends instrumentation and measurement techniques
  • Performs inspections and sets quality assurance testing models for inspection and testing of materials, parts, and products to ensure adherence to established quality standards and design basis
  • Measures output performance, analyzes issues with production quality and recommends solutions
  • Proposes corrective actions to improve compliance with quality specifications
  • Maintains records of results and prepares reports


Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 3 years of related manufacturing experience
  • or a B.S. in another Engineering field and a minimum of 5 years related manufacturing experience
  • Demonstration of manufacturing experience in an R&D and/or a production environment
  • Tooling design experience
  • A strong understanding of and application experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per ANSI standard Y14.5
  • Experience with SOLIDWORKS 3D modeling and design software packages
  • Proven communication skills

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.

ORNL does not provide sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOE Q clearance
  • Specifically, machining and fabrication shop experience is highly desirable.
  • Computer Aided Machining (CAM) package experience
  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) experience (programming and operation)

This position is a full-time staff position.


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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