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Stress Analysis Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: March 1, 2023
Reference Code: 19241
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) Engineering Structural and Seismic Analysis group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Stress Analysis Engineer!
Our team works on-site 9x80 schedule located at our Willow Creek facility located in Idaho Falls with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Perform structural mechanics evaluations/analyses of the behavior of structures, systems and components under normal operating conditions, natural phenomena hazards, and accident conditions in support of continued safe operation of INL nuclear facilities.
  • Work on unusually complex problems with national experts in various applications and provides solutions which are highly innovative and inventive.
  • Analyses may involve applying thermal, mechanical, and seismic and other hazard loads to evaluate material and/or system response in various environments.
  • Analyses will be documented in accordance with Company requirements.
  • Some assignments may require experimental physical testing involving test planning, instrumentation, performance, and data acquisition and assessment.
  • Must have experience in using finite element analysis (FEA) Codes for linear and nonlinear analyses.
  • Become familiar with ASME, ASCE, and other mechanical and structural codes and their relationship to DOE requirements for various safety class systems.
  • Must have experience in dynamic analysis and mechanical structural evaluation.
  • Serve as a technical resource to others and a liaison to other programs. Assist in the organization's business planning and development efforts. Serve as advisor to management in area of technical expertise.
  • May act as spokesperson to customer in area of expertise.
  • Supply leadership, peer review, checking, and consultation to fellow engineers.
  • Serve as primary author on professional technical reports and presentations.
  • Advise on capability enhancement for lab-wide structural engineering service.
  • More experienced applicants: Mentor junior staff and provide detailed checking and independent peer review of others' work; Review work and articles developed by professionals outside the Laboratory; Serve on national professional technical committees as needed; Suggest capability enhancement and business strategy directions to manager; and author literary publications, present papers at national meetings, and develop intellectual property when applicable.


  • Master's degree, in an engineering or science degree, plus 3-6+ years of relevant experience, or a PhD and 2-4+ years of relevant experience.
  • Mechanical or civil engineering background is preferred.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: PR0300 - 220 ($107,520 - $177,336) or PR0400 - 230 ($121,212 - $206,232)
  • 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 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.
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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 males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities 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
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INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. 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.