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Pyrochemical Applications Design Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: November 29, 2022
Reference Code: 18760
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) Pyrochemical and Molten Salt Systems group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Pyrochemical Applications Design Engineer.
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our Materials and Fuels Complex with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
This position will support engineering and research activities in the Pyrochemistry and Molten Salt Systems Department at the Materials and Fuels Complex. This engineer will support the design, construction, installation, operation and modification of experiment systems in engineering laboratories, radiological facilities and nuclear facilities to investigate pyrochemical and molten salt reactor technologies. The engineer will participate in system design, fabrication and testing for the department's applied research, development, and demonstration programs. This posting is for multiple levels to assist development of a range of systems, components, and processes to develop, deploy and test pyrochemical and molten salt experiments.
Specifically, the successful candidate will lead engineering activities and provide technical direction for assigned process systems and equipment, perform design engineering and participate in physical tests using highly specialized equipment/instruments; maintain equipment/ instrument design basis and configuration; write and perform qualification and operational tests for assigned instruments/equipment; develop innovative ways to perform tasks/activities in a remote environment; interact with Researchers to develop equipment/systems to accomplish research activities; support maintenance activities for assigned equipment/instruments; collect, assimilate, interpret and then report technical data via numerous media as required to meet programmatic goals; act as a team member supporting and coordinating ongoing tasks; influence programmatic direction with sound opinions on technical issues; participate in writing proposals, project costing, and business plan development; interact with other technical personnel as well as mission support staff from other organizations; supply to the development of new capabilities and intellectual property; perform system engineering functions as necessary to support operation and research of assigned instruments/equipment; provide mentoring and guidance to junior staff members; and perform tasks on an independent basis with little oversight, depending on level.


Minimum Requirements:
  • MS in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering or a related field with 3 years of experience, or a BS with 5 years of experience
  • MS in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering or a related field with 6 years of experience, or a BS with 8 years of experience
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Familiarity with the engineering design process, familiarity with nuclear facilities, and hands-on experience are highly desirable
  • Technical communications skills to produce engineering documentation, technical presentations, and peer reviewed journal articles is preferred
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 220 ($104,688 - $172,668)/230 ($118,020 - $200,808)
  • 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.