The Product Line Engineer is responsible for the equipment and procedures that support the handling and examining of spent naval fuel. This includes preparing for and executing the receipt, installation, testing, checkout and maintenance of government supplied equipment. This also includes the design and procurement of support equipment. A PLE will be responsible for providing deliverables to an overall project plan while meeting all naval nuclear program requirements and standards. A typical career path for an entry level engineer includes one year of training and mentoring followed by another year of direct product line support. Direct product line support includes responding to and correcting equipment and procedure deficiencies in an operational environment and typically involves shift work.
After initial training program, the engineer will be assigned to a mentored position involving direct product line support. This includes responding to and correcting equipment, process or procedure deficiencies in an operational environment. Movement between the primary spent fuel product lines and an operations support engineer shift assignment is encouraged. Shift work is primarily a rotating nine hour day shift and swing shift assignment.
Advancement opportunities include projects to improve equipment, operations and develop new product lines. Qualification as Refueling Operations Engineer, a bonus position requiring additional training and biennial requalification, may also be an option.
Essential duties of an Associate Engineer include, but is not limited to:
Perform engineering evaluations and analyses, and make engineering decisions for all aspects of assigned tasks. Cognizant areas may include planning, designing, modeling, analyzing, documenting, and testing of nuclear, mechanical, structural or electrical components, systems and equipment and facilities. Work may include chemical or materials evaluations, design reviews, operations support, safety analysis, engineering methods and software development, and analysis of vendor's procedures and systems for quality control or manufacturing surveillance.
Other desirable qualifications include demonstrated project management, leadership experience with diverse teams, experience in the naval nuclear power program, shipyard, or plant operations, and a demonstrated ability to work and communicate with outside organizations. During initial training, individuals will be required to obtain a qualification of Engineer of Radiological and Engineer of Environmental Work.
- BS degree in engineering from an accredited college or university required
- Mechanical, Electrical, or Nuclear engineer is preferred.
Bettis Laboratory and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory are operated for the Department of Energy by Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation. The Bettis and KAPL Laboratories, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Niskayuna, New York, respectively, develop naval nuclear propulsion systems. Our team of over 6,000 people design the world’s most technologically advanced reactor plants and systems, and we support the U.S. fleet of nuclear-powered ships. The Laboratories train enlisted and officer propulsion plant operators at the Charleston, SC and West Milton, NY facilities and operate a one-of-a-kind reactor core examination facility in Idaho Falls, ID.
All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter.
BMPC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Workforce Diversity.
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