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Mechanical Designers (STS) 2024-185-HAINC-CF

Location : Oak Ridge, TN
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : 2024-185-HAINC-CF
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2
Required Education : Associates-Engineering
Travel : Yes
Relocation : No

Job Description :

HukariAscendent is a Woman-Owned, Small Business specializing in comprehensive engineering and technical support services associated with commercial nuclear power and other Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear activities. 

We are seeking a Mechanical Designer to support the Second Target Station (STS)

Second Target Station (STS) project. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to the success of the project, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and identities.


As a Mechanical Designer on the STS project, you will play a crucial role in the objective to build the world-leading high brightness Neutron Science Facility. You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse team of professionals and contribute to groundbreaking research in a variety of fields, including energy production and storage, medical advancements, and environmental studies.


As a member of the STS team, you will have access to professional development opportunities and a supportive community of colleagues who share your passion for innovation and discovery. Join us in becoming part of the team and build the best possible research facility for ORNL and the US research community.



Job Description: 

The Mechanical Designer is responsible for development of designs for Neutron Production Systems components, many of which are first of a kind or one of a kind. The Mechanical Designer produces high quality engineering design packages. The successful candidate will collect and maintain technical drawings, techical records and documents for technical systems. This role reports to the STS Neutron Production Systems Group Leader and interfaces with lead engineers, scientists and other designers across the project. The STS Mechanical Designer will be responsible for reviewing and checking the work of peer designers and draftsmen.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Takes complex engineering designs from conception through manufacture and build.

  • Successfully communicates and collaborates with engineers and scientists throughout the design process.

  • Creates engineering models and drawings using a computer-aided design (Creo and 3-D CAD) graphics workstation.

  • Produces multi-system installation drawings and specifications.

  • Prepares clear, complete and accurate working plans and detail drawings from layouts, rough or detailed sketches and from written or verbal instructions.

  • Checks detail drawings to assure compliance with engineering codes and drafting standards.

  • Works with the Document Control Center to help ensure accuracy and completeness of drawings.

Work Direction and Interface:

Position reports to the STS Neutron Production Systems Group Leader. Collaborates with other CAD designers. Supports the work of Target Systems Lead engineers.


HukariAscendent offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off.


Opportunities with HukariAscendent change frequently.  For a complete listing of our current openings, please visit our website at https://www.hukari.com.


HukariAscendent is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status including disabled veterans and Vietnam era veterans, or other protected status.


HukariAscendent maintains a drug-free workplace.

Required Qualifications :

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in an engineering discipline. An equivalent combination of education and design experience may be considered instead of an AS degree.

  • 2+ years of experience in design of complex mechanical systems.

  • 2+ years Experience using Creo/Pro-E. Extensive experience with other CAD packages may be considered in lieu of Creo/ProE experience.

  • Knowledge of the technical concepts of drafting and engineering principles, codes, and standards.

  • Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Ability to communicate design concepts through presentations to engineers and other designers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience designing mechanical systems in a radiation environment, remote handling or hot cell equipment.

  • Knowledge of weldment design and American Welding Society (AWS) symbology.

  • Experience with robotics systems, hydraulic/pneumatically acuated systems, electrically controlled systems.

  • Knowwledge of radiation shielding designs.

  • Experience with CAD design of systems systems that are part of large facilities in an environment of 10’000s of components.

Measures of Effectiveness:

  • Successfully develops high quality engineering designs and drawing packages

  • Successfully interacts with designers and engineers to develop ideas into workable engineering solutions

  • Effectively manages very large Creo assemblies

  • Promotes a high-quality design culture  through application of STS Engineering standards and best modeling

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