Sr. Mechanical Equipment Engineer

Merrick Los Alamos , NM 87544

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

Senior Mechanical Equipment Engineer I

Introduction

Merrick & Company is looking for an experienced Senior Mechanical Equipment Engineer for Los Alamos, NM office to serve as a staff engineer on technology projects for the Department of Energy (DOE). This group specializes in the design of prototype/one-off custom equipment, gloveboxes, hot cells, specialty research equipment and custom-designed, remotely-operated mechanisms for handling radioactive and hazardous materials. This is a full time position.

This position is located in Los Alamos, a small community located in the scenic high desert of Northern New Mexico. Los Alamos offers access to a wealth of outdoor activities, a family-friendly community, an excellent public-school system and a low crime rate. The ideal candidate will have a passion for designing custom solutions, mentoring a team, and the outdoor life style of Northern New Mexico.

Job Description

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will perform detailed design and analysis of custom equipment, individually and as part of design team. Typical equipment includes containment systems (gloveboxes, hoods), material handling equipment, small scale process piping & equipment, furnace systems, metal working systems (mills, lathes, rolling machines) and pressure vessels.

Scope/Key Responsibility

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. Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality. Responsibilities include coordinating / leading the detailed phases of a design and working directly with other engineering disciplines.

  • Support development of functional and operational requirements, design criteria, and identification of applicable codes and standards for new design packages

  • Support the LANL engineering services team at TA-55, Plutonium Facility with facility system upgrades and equipment installation design tasks

  • Develop modification design change packages

  • Disposition field change requests and Nonconformance Reports

  • Review and approve design performed by Design Agencies external to LANL

  • Review vendor data

  • Assist in the development of engineering project management plans

  • Assist system engineers in developing and maintaining technical baseline documents at project closeout

Required Experience

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

  • Assignments are on-site at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) working with Triad National Security

  • Q-Clearance applicants preferred and the ability to obtain a Q-Clearance is required.

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (relevant experience includes non-reactor nuclear facility design, nuclear reactor design and/or operations, nuclear environmental management, or naval nuclear operations / design)

  • Eligible for Temporary Duty travel costs

  • Demonstrated capability in the design of custom equipment and/or containment systems, development of design documentation including fabrication drawings, engineering analyses, strength of materials calculations, fabrication and procurement specifications and a basic knowledge in the selection of materials.

  • Proficient with 3D design software - (PTC Creo or ProE preferred)

  • Degree Requirements:Bachelor of Sciences in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET Accredited Program is required. Engineering Technology degree will not be considered.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel).

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Applicant must be able to obtain a DOE clearance.

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in glovebox ergonomics preferred

  • Familiarity with AutoCad a plus.

  • Experience in the DOE and DOD market segments a plus.

  • Local candidates preferred.

  • PE License required

  • Client projects for this position require US Citizenship

Physical Requirements

  • The job requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation.

  • 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.

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

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as but not limited to: computers, phones, copiers, scanners, and plotters.

Additional information

Apply on line only. No e-mail, hard copy or third party resumes accepted.

Merrick, an employee owned company, offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes which includes; health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), unique work-life benefits, continuing education and training through the Merrick Learning Institute.

We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through excellent benefits and competitive salaries.

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 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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