Senior Mechanical Engineer

Merrick Oak Ridge , TN 37831

Posted 4 weeks ago


Merrick is seeking an experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer I - Lead to join a team of engineering and design personnel serving the Nuclear Services & Technology Business Unit in our project office in Oak Ridge, TN. This dynamic multi-discipline engineering group specializes in the design of prototype/one-off custom capital equipment, gloveboxes, hot cells, specialty research equipment and custom-designed, remote handling mechanisms for handling high energy radioisotopes and other hazardous materials.

This experienced Sr. Mechanical Engineer will serve as a Mechanical Lead Engineer for custom equipment systems and will coordinate across multiple disciplines (electrical, I&C, structural, and process) to ensure final design meets client requirements. The Mechanical Lead Engineer will be responsible for meeting project schedules on mechanical drawings, calculations, and other documentation associated with their responsible system. When warranted this will require leading other Mechanical Engineers and Mechanical Designers to accomplish their specific mission.

This position requires a degreed engineer capable of managing multiple tasks. Tasks include the design of containment systems (gloveboxes, containment hoods), material handling systems, equipment integration and installation, and preparation of fabrication drawings, specifications, datasheets, acceptance test plans and calculations, and act in a lead role for other Mechanical Engineers and Mechanical Designers.

The successful candidate, when warranted, will delegate work to other engineers/designers and will check their work against project requirements, manufacturability of designs, and functionality of design. Additionally, the candidate will author documents and approve mechanical drawings, formal calculations, specifications, and other.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate on and lead multi-disciplinary teams of engineers.

  • Serve as Engineer of Record on mechanical equipment designs.

  • Follow regimented quality assurance / quality control procedures.

  • Detailed design activities include preparation of fabrication drawing packages, equipment datasheets, fabrication specifications, procurement specifications, engineering studies, test plans, and detailed equipment sizing & qualification calculations.

  • Responsibilities include presenting design reviews to clients and providing shop support during fabrication and testing.

  • Mentorship of other Mechanical Engineers

Required Experience

  • Bachelor of Sciences degree in Engineering required from an ABET Accredited Program.

  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of engineering experience required.

  • Client projects for this position require US Citizenship.

  • Must have the ability and willingness to acquire a security clearance.

  • Demonstrated experience with leading mechanical engineering teams within a complex multi-discipline team is required.

  • Familiarity with 3D design software Creo (Pro-Engineer), SolidWorks, or Inventor.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office

  • Candidate must have a Professional Engineering License in the state of Tennessee.

  • Previous experience with NRC, DOE, or DoD projects desired.

  • Familiarity with NQA-1-2000 quality assurance programs desired.

  • Experience with supplier support, factory testing, and field startup desired.

  • Familiarity with MS Project or Primavera scheduling software a plus.

  • Familiarity with MS Access a plus.


  • Familiarity with ASME B31.3

  • Familiarity with ASME Section VIII, Division 1 and/or 2

  • Familiarity with metal forming, metal machining, and welding

  • Familiarity with reading P&ID documents

  • Familiarity with developing fabrication drawings

Physical Requirements

  • Requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation.

  • Be able to work in an environment with open discussions and visitors without getting distracted.

  • May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Additional Information

  • Apply online only. No e-mail, hard copy or third-party resumes accepted.

  • Merrick & Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes health insurance, dental and vision coverage, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) opportunity, 401(k) options, and paid time off (PTO). This position is also eligible for annual performance and spot bonuses.

  • Typical salary for this position is a minimum of $135,000. The pay range listed in this posting indicates the position's eligibility to work in the state of Colorado and is consistent with our offices there; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

  • We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training as well as coaching and peer mentoring programs.

  • Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age 40 and over, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.

  • We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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