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Mechanical Engineer Analyst

Job Category: Mechanical Engineer
Posted on: 05/16/2024 by Spectra Tech, Inc.
Job reference #: JS 2961

ORNL, TN US-Region II (South East)
Address: Oak Ridge, TN

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  • Long Term

Expiration Date 08/14/2024

Job description
Overview: The Spectra Tech, Inc Mechanical Engineering Analyst position requires an engineer with a background in the analysis and design, manufacture, and assembly of complex research and development related hardware. In this role you will provide full time mechanical analytical support resources for the US ITER project office through the duration of fabrication (Title 3) phase of the Central Solenoid, Final Design of the Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH) and Ion Cyclotron Heating (ICH) systems, and Final Design of the Port Integration and Diagnostic systems.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and alter existing FEA models

Perform FEA analysis, and other calculations to evaluate and verify design concepts related to non-conformances

Check analytical work of other project participants and participating in design reviews in systems, performing trade off studies of competing designs

Verifying US ITER designs to ITER International Office (IO) specified requirements and criteria

Advising on application of ASME and international mechanical design codes and standards and providing the detailed structural assessment of design features, support structure hardware, piping systems and handling fixtures

Perform various analyses, including linear/nonlinear structural analysis of various mechanical components

Formally document all analysis results; preparing technical reports and presenting findings at technical reviews as required

Work with technical managers, engineers, designers, and fabrication vendors to design and analyze large electro-mechanical hardware associated with the USITER project Office

Development of design details, preparation of design and analysis documents, preparation of technical specifications and statements of work, preparation of detailed analysis reports (DACS), evaluating vendor proposals, overseeing equipment fabrication including non-conformances, and preparing and delivering design reviews and job status reports.

Travel: Domestic and foreign travel is required (<25%).

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelorís Degree in Mechanical Engineering/Structural Engineering

3 or more years of related work experience

Advanced finite element modeling using ANSYS APDL and/or Workbench interfaces for multi-physics applications

Experience with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

Demonstrated ability to independently evaluate problems, investigate and propose solutions, perform calculations, apply industry codes and standards, and document design and fabrication activities

Work with the stress analysis team and Project Managers to provide work status and technical support for customer deliverables

Solid understanding of mechanical design and analysis fundamentals and their application to mechanical hardware

Ability to evaluate non-conformances and deviations from drawings, technical specifications, and requirements.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a diverse international project team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering

5 or more years of specialized experience in design, fabrication and assembly of large-scale fusion energy, research related, or nuclear hardware

Demonstrated knowledge in utilizing and managing CAD software for preparation of analysis de-featuring.

Familiarity or experience with superconducting electromagnets and fusion energy (nuclear) technology.

Experience with piping design (ASME B31.3 and/or EN equivalent).

Experience in reviewing detailed mechanical drawings in accordance with ASME Y14.5.

Electromagnetic analysis experience with FEA tools such as ANSYS Maxwell, Vector field/Opera, or similar type of electromagnetic analysis software

Demonstrated ability to prepare technical specifications, statements of work, procedure and test plans.

Other requirements

10+ years

Security Clearance



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