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[Mechanical Designer] MECHANICAL DESIGNER @ Y-12, Oak Ridge TN - 1-Year Contract w/ Opt

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EGS is seeking a Specialty Mechanical Designer to join our team at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, which provides integral mission support to the NNSA.

This position is full-time and will serve the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN.


Specialty Mechanical Designers will produce 3D equipment models and build to print fabrication packages for specialty and first of a kind equipment utilizing CREO 3D CAD software Equipment examples include gloveboxes, furnaces, high vacuum systems, gas transfer/analysis systems, process skids, metal casting, and machining equipment. This position is for a designer with machine/equipment design experience, and not strictly drafting support.

To be successful in this position, applicants should have experience and future career interests in the following skills/subject areas:


Create part/assembly models and drawings using CREO Parametric and Windchill PDM
Produce a variety of design outputs including but not limited to interface control drawings, build-to-print fabrication drawings, and bills of materials.
Consistent application of product numbering, assembly/drawing structure, and drawing numbers
Use of drafting standards such as ASME Y14.100 or the Drawing Requirements Manual
Application of ASME Y14.5 for dimensional tolerances and inspection criteria
Tolerance stack-up and error analysis calculations
Ensure design outputs are of sufficient detail for use by the end user/design requestor.
Select materials and library components which are compatible with corrosive gases and solutions.
Possess the knowledge in respective technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques of mechanical design and fabrication.
Demonstrate competence in applying engineering and design fundamentals to the design and fabrication of complex mechanical components, mechanisms, and systems.
Possess general shop experience with metal cutting tools and sheet metal fabrication (e.g., mills, lathes, wire EDM, bending, water/laser cutting, etc.).
Design fixtures and tooling for part fabrication, inspection, and assembly.
Apply welding, non-destructive examination, and leak checking code references, symbols, and notes in accordance with AWS and/or ASME standards.
Define the acceptance criteria, inspections, and testing required to qualify equipment and components.
Perform technical evaluations to disposition non-conformances, respond to request for waivers/deviations, and support engineering change packages.
Conduct technical evaluations of custom and off-the-shelf components to identify attributes which are critical to performance.
Provide Design For Assembly (DFA) and Design For Manufacturability (DFM) reviews of designs to be fabricated.

Group/Project Coordination:

Support estimates, execution, and reporting of mechanical design and drafting activities to defined project schedules.
Integrate equipment into existing facilities, including interface control documents and coordinating tie-ins with facility engineering representatives.
Coordinate design reviews and design document transmittals.
Support the fabrication, installation, testing, readiness, and startup of custom designed equipment.
Promote a professional code of conduct and ethical behavior.
Demonstrate the ability to work in a project team environment and communicate well with other disciplines, customers, and stakeholders
Provide technical direction and trouble-shooting skills.
Perform peer-review of drawings generated by other designers.


Promote a strong security culture. This involves understanding how to produce design outputs in/with areas, computers, and communication channels which have multiple levels of security control.
Perform design scope on sensitive projects while maintaining excellent. communication with the classification office, derivative classifiers, reviewing officials, and high-risk property management.
Communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with cybersecurity policies and guidelines.


Maintain configuration management of design outputs through Windchill PDM (project data management), to ensure revision control and change control activities/workflows.
Perform design activities in accordance with documented design procedures, processes instructions, and forms (e.g.: Design Control, Design Reviews, Drawing Preparation, Drafting Standards, and Change Control Procedures).
equired Qualifications:

Must possess an Associate degree in a technical field.
A minimum of 5 years' experience with CREO Parametric 3D CAD software.
A minimum of 5 years' experience in machine/equipment design.
Hours will be 06:00 - 16:30, Monday through Thursday on-site at Y-12 in Oak Ridge, TN.
Successful drug screening.
Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a security or clearance badge.

Preferred Qualifications:

10 years plus of direct experience.
A degree from an ABET accredited Engineering program.
Active Q Clearance Preferred.
Glovebox design experience.
American Glovebox Society standards of practice & guidelines experience.
Design experience with custom industrial equipment and process skids on government projects.

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