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Lead Mechanical Designer, Global Laser Enrichment

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 5:22:16 PM
  • 2822986
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Nuclear
Location(s): United States ; North Carolina; Wilmington


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Role Summary:
The Lead Mechanical Designer, Global Laser Enrichment will be responsible for using engineering fundamentals for modeling, designing, building and testing devices both to improve the performance of existing systems and support the development of advanced mechanical systems.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will work in close partnership with laser engineers, technologists from other disciplines and the Global Laser Enrichment staff and contribute to commercializing GLE’s unique and industry-transforming technology. Global Laser Enrichment, a subsidiary of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, is
developing laser-based uranium enrichment services capability. GLE is
planning a consistent and secure domestic source of low enriched uranium
for commercial use in nuclear power plants

As the Lead Mechanical Designer, Global Laser Enrichment, you will:

  • Lead the development and maintenance of a product data management system to document and maintain the design basis for various equipment, including creating part libraries, maintaining model templates, creating tool libraries to interface with CNC machines
  • Function as lead designer to support several engineers in creating detailed 3D models of components and assemblies for fabrication and simulation of enrichment components and systems for a uranium enrichment
  • Provide design, fabrication and testing support during the various stages of engineering development
  • Plan assigned projects, including schedule and cost; lead project execution, and report progress against plan
  • Identify process improvement opportunities, and implement upgrades
  • Collaborate within a technically diverse team and contribute towards the design of the GLE commercial-scale facility and rigorous, quantitative assessments of its performance


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a Technical discipline (OR an Associate's Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering or Manufacturing Technology with a minimum of 7 years of experience in design of mechanical components and mechanisms)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with SolidWorks or equivalent design tools
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with Product Data or Lifecyle Management tools and software
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in design of mechanical components and mechanisms
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Current NRC or DoE Q clearance or DoD TS SSBI
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job openings.
  • The GLE process technology for laser enrichment of uranium involves
    classified and controlled information. Access to this information
    requires a true “need to know” and an active NRC Q clearance (or
    equivalent DOE Q or DOD TS/SSBI clearance). United States citizenship
    is required for GLE personnel due to regulatory requirements for this
    technology.


Desired Characteristics:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or Technology
  • Hands-on experience with fabrication and installation of mechanical systems
  • Working knowledge of writing and performing test procedures and basic test data analysis
  • Strong communications skill with demonstrated ability to effectively interface with process engineers, I&C engineers, nuclear safety engineers, project engineers and construction personnel
  • Minimum of 7 years of advanced design experience using SolidWorks or similar
  • Demonstrated project management skills including cost and schedule control
  • Experience in Uranium processing or UF6 enrichment facilities
  • Goal-oriented – able to define project goals and driven to complete them
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt or equivalent quality certification


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Locations: United States ; North Carolina; Wilmington

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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