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Mechanical Engineer (STS) 2024-186-HAINC-CF

Location : Oak Ridge, TN
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : 2024-186-HAINC-CF
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2
Required Education : Bachelors-Mechanical 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 Engineer 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 Engineer 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 Engineer participates in and contributes to the design, engineering, and integration of the Target Systems scope. The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for providing detail drawings calculations, design specifications, procurement support, installation support, and testing support for the assigned portion of Target Systems scope under the direction of a senior or lead engineer. This role reports to the STS Neutron Production Systems Group Leader and interfaces with engineers, scientists, and other designers across and outside the project.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support engineers to prepare clear, complete, and accurate drawings, analyses and other design-related deliverables from models, layouts, rough or detailed sketches and from written or verbal instructions.

  • Communicates and collaborates with engineers, designers, scientists, and vendors throughout the design process, and assists senior or lead engineers with team coordination and management of deliverable timelines.

  • Participate in R&D and prototyping of proposed equipment and systems.

  • Contribute to various project document types, including but not limited to:

    • 3-D CAD models and Hardware drawings using 3-D tools.

    • Requirements documents.

    • Design and Analysis Calculations.

    • Technical Specifications.

    • Statements of Work.

    • Installation & Test Plans.

    • Perform engineering analysis and manipulations using a variety of methods including “hand calculations,” custom codes, and commercial codes for structural engineering.

    • Ensure compliance with Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) and QA requirements.

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 :

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar discipline.

  • 2+ years of professional experience in design, assembly, analysis or testing of complex mechanical systems.

  • Proficiency in 3-D CAD design of complex parts and large assemblies.

  • Proven success with fundamental machine design, mechanism design, and/or robotics. Comfort and familiarity with commercially available components, to include, but not limited to motors, gears, linear rails, actuators, leadscrews, bearings, sensors/switches.

  •  Ability to communicate engineering problems and design concepts through presentation to engineers, designers, scientists, and other project partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven success in performing complex engineering and analysis work, including design integration for complex first-of-a-kind equipment.

  • Prior experience in the design, fabrication, and installation of remote handling and hot cell equipment and facilities.

  • Experience with nuclear applications or equipment in radiation fields.

  • Proficiency in Creo for CAD design.

  • Professional experience with the technical concepts of drafting and engineering principles with an understanding of mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, etc.

  • Professional experience with drawings, schematics and P&IDs, including codes and standards such as Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Experience with control systems, automation functions, PLC or similar.

  • Longer than 2 years of experience can be a merit if within relevant field.

Measures of Effectiveness:

  • Successfully delivers high quality engineering designs and drawing packages.

  • Successfully perform mathematical calculations under the supervision of an experienced engineer.

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

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