A Product Line Engineer is responsible for the equipment and procedures which supports the handling and examination of spent naval nuclear fuel. This includes preparing for and executing the receipt, installation, testing, checkout, and maintenance of refueling and examinations equipment. This also includes the design, some modeling and analysis, and procurement of support equipment and nuclear, mechanical, structural, or electrical components. A Product Line Engineer is responsible for providing deliverables to an overall project plan while meeting all Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP) requirements and standards. A typical career path for an entry level Engineer includes approximately one year of training and mentoring, followed by direct product line support.
Direct product line support includes responding to and correcting equipment and procedure deficiencies in an operational environment and may involve shift work (primarily a rotating 9-hour day shift and swing shift assignment). Career opportunities include projects to improve equipment and operations, development of new product lines, and/or rotations between the primary spent fuel product lines.
- Delegated engineering responsibility which supports field, technology, analysis, facilities/infrastructure, testing, and operations activities.
- Assist in the study, design, application, analyses, preparation of specifications and processes for systems, materials, equipment, or components relating to group’s function.
- Support other engineers who are performing related work through technical reviews and scoping.
- Prepare project plans to accomplish assigned work.
- Identify and complete performance measures, including post job assessments while meeting project and schedule requirements.
- Communicate status on a periodic basis to immediate management. Perform analytical evaluations which may include the application of existing computer models/software. Develop an understanding of component and system interrelationships.
- Assist in the preparation of technical manuals, reports, or procedures in accordance with NNPP quality standards.
- Assist in design, development, execution, and evaluation of engineering research and design projects.
- Complete training and work assignments which are planned to provide experience and familiarization with the engineering methods and practices of the NNL.
- Obtain and retain necessary qualifications to perform assigned duties, including Engineer of Radiological and Environmental Work.
A complete list of the essential duties for an Associate and Intermediate Engineer can be made available during the interview process. This Job Description: covers numerous positions with similar work and skill requirements. The essential duties identified above are representative of those positions but are not intended to be an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of all responsibilities of each position.
Required Skills *
- BS degree in engineering or Bachelor’s degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university required.
- BS degree in engineering or Bachelor’s degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience; or
- MS degree in engineering or Master’s degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year of relevant experience; or
- Currently or previously EOOW qualified in the Nuclear Operations Program; or
- SRE Qualification
- Preferred education requirements for this position include: 3.2 GPA or higher in undergraduate and/or graduate degree coursework.
- A degree(s) in chemical, electrical, mechanical, or nuclear engineering.
- Microsoft Office Knowledge.
- Other desirable qualifications include demonstrated project management, leadership experience with diverse teams, a demonstrated ability to work and communicate with multiple organizations/stakeholders, and/or experience in nuclear or radiological work.
- Strong Technical Writing Skills.