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Reliability Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 15, 2022
Reference Code: 18876
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)Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) Facility and Systems Engineering group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Reliability Engineer.
Our team works a hybrid 4x10 schedule located at our Materials and Fuels Complex with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The Reliability Engineer (RE) is a Nuclear Research Facility Engineer supporting the Engineering Reliability Program. The RE provides reliability support for equipment and systems at the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC). Duties are to ensure continued operational readiness and reliability of systems, structures, and components (SSC) and support the ongoing research mission at MFC. The Reliability Engineer has a technical understanding of the design requirements, system performance criteria, operation, testing, and maintenance of MFC SSCs. This role has significant responsibilities for how INL's nuclear and non-nuclear facilities are maintained such that the risk to the public, co-located workers, the environment, and MFC mission is controlled and remains low.
The Reliability Engineer performs this role as follows:
  • Support System Engineers (SEs) and Cognizant System Engineers (CSEs) in identifying and analyzing SSC operational trends
  • Support SEs and CSEs in evaluating system and equipment conditions and determine action to eliminate identified degradation
  • Participate in equipment Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to assist in mitigation of system and equipment failure(s)
  • Participate in the evaluation of system health and determine actions.
  • Provide and support analysis when a system is suspected of inoperability or degradation
  • Develop Engineering Calculation and Analysis Reports (ECAR)
  • Assist in the development of Preventative and Predictive Maintenance (PM/PdM) actions to prevent unplanned equipment failure(s)
  • Participate in system and equipment design to ensure achievable reliability


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Manufacturing, etc. Engineering with 3-5 years of experience
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship
Preferred Requirements:
  • Knowledge of predictive maintenance technologies such as Vibration, Ultrasound, Infrared, Oil Sampling, Motion amplification, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Rotating Equipment, Precision Maintenance techniques (alignment, balancing, lubrication, etc.) troubleshooting equipment failures, experience in reading/editing mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Knowledge and understanding of many mechanical systems, HVAC, exhaust systems, compressed air, boiler, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Motors and Motor controls, Power Circuits, PLC programming/troubleshooting, experience in reading/editing one-line electrical drawings and loop diagrams
  • Knowledge and understanding of VFDs, power distribution, substation transformers, Arc Flash hazards/regulations and Electrical Code (NFPA-70E)
  • Certification such as Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), Certified Maintenance Reliability Profession (CMRP), Vibration, Ultrasound, Infrared, Oil sampling, etc.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 210 ($91,032 - $150,156)/220 ($104,688 - $172,668)
  • 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.