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Fuel Production Engineer

Naval Nuclear Laboratory
August 02, 2023
About Us

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory comprises the U.S. Department of Energy locations and personnel responsible for developing advanced naval nuclear propulsion technology, providing technical support to ensure the safety and reliability of our nation's naval nuclear reactors, and training the Sailors who operate those reactors in the U.S. Navy's submarines and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory includes the Bettis and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories, the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and the Naval Reactors Facility which have proudly supported the nation since 1946. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory has nearly 8,000 employees working at primary locations in Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, and Idaho. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory also has an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations around the globe. We are dedicated solely to the support of the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC, a wholly own a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation.

Job Description

The Core Manufacturing (CM) department works with external suppliers to deliver the cores that power the nuclear Navy. The CM Fuel and Poison Operations unit (CM/FPO) is looking for a Fuel Production Engineer to join our team. The Fuel Production Engineer works with senior engineers to ensure that our suppliers deliver high quality fuel and poison for core use when it is needed, and at the lowest cost. This role combines aspects of materials/process engineering and project management in order to get work done. Frequent communication with various stakeholders is required, as well as occasional travel to supplier locations (<5%), and the ability to observe manufacturing operations in an industrial environment.

Internal candidates can start with a DOE "L" clearance, but will be required to upgrade to a "Q" clearance if hired. External candidates will be hired with a "Q" clearance.

Required Combination of Knowledge and Skill

  • BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience or;
  • MS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year of relevant experience or

Preferred Skills

  • Prior manufacturing history, preferably in a high-value, low-volume, highly regulated environment (e.g. specialty chemicals, pharma)
  • Experience with any of the following: statistical process control (e.g. using JMP, R), project management, cost estimating
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (both written and verbal)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. FMP is a government contractor and maintains a drug free workplace and workforce. All candidates must be able to pass a drug test in compliance with FMP company policy and 10 CFR 707. Federal regulation requires FMP test for marijuana. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP) may require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by their start date, subject to approved disability or religious accommodations. We understand this federal requirement is subject to litigation and enforcement may change. Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity