Naval Nuclear Laboratory
Location: Niskayuna,NY, USA
Job DescriptionThe Naval Nuclear Laboratory is looking for a Materials Engineer to support the Structural Materials Performance group. If you want to work in a technically challenging, mission driven environment with great work life balance, apply now.The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for designing and planning experiments, analyzing and interpreting test data, and reporting results focused on core material mechanical performance. Research and development efforts will provide practical technical guidance for the full life cycle of a reactor core from new design support work, manufacturing support of current NNL core designs, active fleet support, to post irradiation performance under shipping, handling, and spent fuel storage conditions at end of service life. The successful candidate will collaborate with the team to: Contribute to increasing NNL s understanding of mechanical properties, effects of the in-service environment on mechanical properties and performance, and potential failure mechanisms of reactor core materials including fracture behavior, creep, fatigue, and corrosion fatigue Support non-irradiated and post-irradiation mechanical materials test programs through planning, coordination of test execution with internal and external testing laboratories, independent data analysis, and writing detailed technical reports Sponsor irradiation testing in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Lab Utilize an understanding of materials science fundamental principles to support data interpretation, apply results of controlled laboratory experiments to practical applications, and support development of core structural materials design bases that account for uncertainties and material variability. Communicate research findings and guidance developed from that research to internal and external customers Job RequirementsIntermediate:BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience; orMS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year of relevant experience; orCurrently or previously EOOW qualified in the Nuclear Operations Program; orSRE QualificationAdvanced:BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of relevant experience; orMS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience; orPhD degree in engineering or in a science related field from an accredited college or university; orCurrently or previously NPE qualified or CTE/ACRS and one year of EOOW in the Nuclear Operations Program; orWatch Instructor and Refueling Facility Area Refueling Engineer and one year as SREJob Preferred SkillsDegree in Materials Engineering or Metallurgical Engineering focused on mechanical performance of materialsExperience in mechanical metallurgy of zirconium and/or hafnium alloysMechanical property testing experienceExperience in irradiation effects on material propertiesDemonstrated ability to work in a team environmentFluor Marine Propulsion, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Workforce Diversity.