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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
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
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.
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
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