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Mechanical Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: February 6, 2023
Reference Code: 19120
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Mechanical and Electrical Engineering group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Mechanical Engineer.
Our team works a hybrid 4x10 schedule located at our Materials and Fuels Complex with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking applicants for a mechanical engineer for the position of Nuclear Research Facility Engineer reporting to the System Engineering Department Manager in the Engineering Division.
INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for DOE-NE, providing much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to perform research and development of nuclear fuels from fuel design, development, and fabrication through post irradiation analysis.
The Nuclear Research Facility Engineer applies engineering knowledge, practice, and techniques in support of assigned facility systems. Engineer is responsible to ensure continued operational readiness of assigned systems, structures, and components in support of the ongoing research mission at MFC. Engineer has technical understanding of the design requirements, system performance criteria, design, operation, testing, and maintenance of assigned facility systems.
Functions of the position are:
  • Support engineering deliverables associated with designs that may include technical and functional requirements (T&FR), drawings, system design descriptions (SDD), test reports, procurement specifications, statements of work, qualification plans, work control documents, design reports, and engineering change packages
  • Responsible for the operational status and ongoing modification activities for assigned systems
  • Provides support to ensure system configuration is being managed effectively
  • Apply mechanical engineering skills to develop design packages for system modifications and equipment installations. Works with facility management, operations, crafts and contractors to implement the approved designs
  • Participate in the evaluation of system operating conditions and determine actions
  • Supports research processes by designing and modifying facility and research equipment
  • Identify preventative maintenance actions by developing preventative maintenance justifications
  • Identify calibration requirements, specifications, standards, and tolerances
  • Conduct system assessments which include periodic reviews of system operability, reliability, and material condition
  • Participates in the development of configuration management plans for assigned systems


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and 0-2 years experience or Masters Degree and 0-1 year of experience
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship
Preferred Requirements:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with accurate attention to detail
  • Experience or knowledge of configuration management process of drawings and engineering documentation
Job Information:
  • Salary Grade: 200 ($81,288 - $134,100)/210 ($93,492 - $154,212)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.