We have a current opportunity for a Stress Analysis Engineer, Fuel Handling for a nuclear technology company in US. It’s a remote contract for a year with a posibility for extension.
The Stress Analysis Engineer, Fuel Handling is a dedicated position focused on thermal, static, and dynamic structural analysis of fuel handling components for the Natrium Generation IV Reactor. The Stress Analysis Engineer, Fuel Handling will report to the Structural Analysis Manager and will join the Mechanical Design Discipline. In this position, the engineer will work as part of a high functioning team of engineers and scientists focused on developing the design of next generation advanced nuclear reactors.
- Develop and review mechanical analyses of fuel handling components to verify that their performance remains within imposed limits as defined by applicable structural and pressure equipment codes and standards such as ASME BPVC.
- Work with interdisciplinary team of engineers to establish and optimize nuclear components design consistent with required functional and quality requirements.
- Establish and maintain documents of analysis results and design solutions.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
- S, M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from accredited university. Aerospace and Civil Engineering degrees are also considered.
- Minimum of 5+ years of related experience with a B.S. degree, or 3+ years with an M.S. or Ph.D. degree.
- Familiarity with CAD, SoildWorks preferred.
- Familiarity with Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) principles.
- Proficient in finite element stress analysis, mechanical analysis methods and commercial mechanical stress analysis modeling tools with emphasis on ANSYS.
- Strong understanding of solid mechanics and metal fatigue principles.
- Candidate should have demonstrated experience in mechanical analysis of equipment or components. This may include buckling analysis, thermal analysis, or creep / inelastic analysis.
- Candidate should have demonstrated experience in seismic analysis of equipment or components; in particular experience with response spectrum and time history modeling techniques in accordance with the requirements of ASCE 4, ASCE 7, and/or ASCE 43 is highly desirable.
- Experience or familiarity working under stringent quality assurance requirements such as ASME NQA-1, MIL-Q-9858A, or ISO-9000.
- Working experience with pressure equipment design codes and standards such as ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII or Section III.
- Working experience with structural design codes and standards such as AISC N690, AISC 360, AWS D1.1, and AWS D1.6.
- Strong communication skills desired
- The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect, and a desire to foster teamwork
- Actual position starting level and title will be determined based on assessment of qualifications.