Are you interested in a world class research and design experience applying high performance materials to demanding real world applications? This position involves developing the next generation of materials for nuclear propulsion systems, supporting projects currently being built, and providing technical support for the US Navy’s operating nuclear reactors. You will join a team of experienced engineers with a long history of solving challenging problems. We support the Navy from the design stage, through the lifetime of operation of our systems, to safe decommissioning. Metallurgical training is essential. Nickel- and iron-base alloy systems are of primary interest. Course work and/or experience with the melting and processing of these materials is highly desirable. Frequent topics of study are embrittlement, fracture mechanics, welding, heat treatment, aqueous corrosion, and fatigue. Your work may impact the fleet for decades to come. Work activities include the following:
- Design, coordination, and documentation of material test programs,
- Consultation on emergent issues,
- Working with design projects to select materials,
- Development and implementation of new material systems,
- Integration with suppliers and vendors responsible for fabrication and manufacturing of parts, and
- Conducting failure analysis.
Positions in our organization are special because of the wide variety of challenges we face, and the exceptional array of resources available to apply to each problem. Our campus has over one hundred people dedicated to materials science, and the testing facilities to match. You will work with a broad spectrum of people in the organization, from expert machinists and welders to Ph.D scientists. This is an environment where the consequences of our work are significant, and thorough understanding of issues is highly valued. The successful candidate will have above average writing skills, excellent attention to detail and the ability to draw out the best in others.
Required Skills *
- BS degree in Materials, Metallurgical, or Nuclear engineering from an accredited college or university.
- BS degree in Materials, Metallurgical, or Nuclear engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience; or
- MS degree in Materials, Metallurgical, or Nuclear engineering 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
- MS degree in Materials, Metallurgical, or Nuclear engineering.
- 3.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0
- Job or research experience relevant to metallurgy in the areas of testing, characterization, manufacturing, irradiation, welding or application.
- Knowledge and experience working with pressure vessel steel or other high strength steel alloys.
- Knowledge and experience in fracture toughness testing
- Experience designing experiments, predicting material behavior, and explaining results.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.