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Pipe Stress Analyst 2023-182-HAINC-CF

Location : Oak Ridge, TN
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : 2023-182-HAINC-CF
Start Date : 04/10/2023
End Date : 10/10/2024
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5
Required Education : B.S.-Mechanical Engineering
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

HukariAscendent is a Women-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 full-time onsite pipe stress analysts to help with US ITER Vacuum and ECH/ICH groups. The candidate may operate remotely when or if the need arises.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Performs and checks calculations, and solves problems of high engineering complexity related to piping, diagnostics, transmission lines, and vacuum systems.

  • Review’s specifications, drawings, and vendor equipment documentation from both within the discipline as well as from other disciplines for compliance with project requirements and actively seeks resolution.

  • Ensures adherence to Industry codes and standards as well as department practices and procedures.

  • Work with Technical managers, engineer, designers, and fabrication vendors to design and analyze complex piping systems and components.

  • Conduct document checking and design verification tasks in accordance with company and project procedures.

  • Contribute to design documentation and deliverables such as piping flexibility and stress reports, nozzle load reports, pipe support load calculations, and specialty item data sheets such as spring supports.

  • Perform and check analysis and calculations, check isometrics, conduct studies and prepare reports.

  • Interface with Piping Design and Civil/Structural Disciplines.

  • Developed pipe support standards and other pipe stress related specification such as expansion joints based on client requirement.

Hybrid work location: On-site and remote work possible as needs demand. 

Period of Performance: 18 months.


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 :

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related field and minimum 5 years of experience.

  • Background performing stress analysis.

  • Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards such as ASME B31.3.

  • Experience with Caesar II.

  • Experience working on nuclear piping systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (or related field) and minimum 4 years of experience performing stress analysis

  • Experience with ANSYS and 3D modeling software such as CATIA

  • Perform stress analysis of critical piping for different condition such as thermal and seismic

  • Perform fatigue analysis of piping system for applicable number of cycles

  • Experience in hangers-snubbers-struts-sway and brace-engineered supports constant and variable spring cans.

  • Exposure to compressors, pumps, air coolers, exchangers, and tanks.

  • Knowledge of the engineering development process and typical Piping Engineering deliverables such as piping isometrics, piping line classes, line designation tables, specialty items, and material selection diagrams.

  • Dynamic Analysis, Flange Leakage Check and Piping Flexibility.

  • Flange and bolting analysis for flange pre-load.

  • US citizen or permanent resident.

Additional Information:

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain site access clearance (physical and/or electronic systems) from the Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, whether working on-site or remote. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement background check and drug test. Post-placement for WSAP positions potentially require participation in an ongoing random drug testing program, if designated by the requesting organization.

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