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[Mechanical Engineer] Senior Mechanical Engineer (100971) - Local Only

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Talascend is currently seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer for a contract opportunity located in Oak Ridge, TN.

Local only, no per diem offered.

OVERVIEW:

Our client has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Engineer with experience in welding processes used in structural, equipment and piping fabrication and construction and material selection, including determining erosion and corrosion impacts, in Department of Energy or commercial nuclear facilities or power, refinery, or chemical plant facilities.

You will be working as a Senior Mechanical Engineer within the Mechanical Engineering team supporting the engineering, procurement, and construction of the UPF process facilities. You will be assisting with issues identified during detailed design, equipment fabrication, and construction. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in using industry and national codes and standards as it relates to the development and review of welding and nondestructive examination (NDE) specifications and procedures. Additionally, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will assist in assessing material capabilities against the expected process stream chemical and physical conditions to determine the required corrosion and erosion allowances. You will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines, procurement, construction, sub-contractors, and the client.

The project works on a 9-80 schedule with every other Friday off. Start times are flexible but the standard work week is: Monday - Thursday from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. The schedule on working Fridays is: 7:00am-3:30 pm.

Eligibility for this position requires US citizenship; successful candidate must provide proof of US citizenship in order to obtain badge access to the site. Candidate must complete security questionnaire and successfully clear site access requirements check. All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be able to obtain a security clearance, as applicable.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Mechanical Engineer oversees the review of welding procedure specifications (WPS), procedure qualification records (PQR), and related vendor submittals for compliance with the project specifications and the applicable national codes and standards. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will assist with coordinating with other engineering disciplines, procurement, supplier quality and construction in addressing welding issues, including NDE issues in a team environment. The Senior Mechanical Engineer consults with system and equipment engineers, construction and operations in resolving open technical issues related to material selection and corrosion and erosion. The Senior Mechanical Engineer develops and revises project welding related specifications. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will assist in developing and revising project welding related specifications, dispositioning field change notices and non-conformance reports and reviewing vendor submittals.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Grade 25 - BS degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering from an accredited university or college with 6 years of related experience. In lieu of a degree, a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience.
Grade 26 - BS degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering from an accredited university or college with 9 years of related experience. In lieu of a degree, a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience.
Must be a U.S. citizen.
Must be able to obtain site security badge for access to work site.
Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
Extensive experience using industry and national codes and standards as it relates to developing and reviewing welding and NDE procedures
Working knowledge of ASME B&PV code, Section V and Section IX and AWS D.1 and D1.6 code requirements and standards
Working knowledge of welding related NDE
Knowledge of material selection process as it relates to corrosion and erosion Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EIT license
Knowledge of engineering/scientific systems, calculations, applications, construction methods and materials Ability to develop and exercise management skills and experience as responsibilities increase
Specific experience working as a welding engineer or metaullurgist on DOE or commercial nuclear facilities Capable of obtaining a certified welding inspector (CWI) certification.
Practical work experience reviewing WPS/PQRs in accordance with various welding codes and non-destructive testing procedures and applications.


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet the qualifications of this position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary; other duties may be assigned as necessary. Background Check and Drug Screen may be required for this position.

If you are interested in other positions with Talascend, please visit our website at www.talascend.com.

Talascend is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.


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