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Early Career Mechanical Tooling Engineer

Company: Framatome GmbH
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

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Framatome is a major global leader in the nuclear energy market recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for designing, building, maintaining, and advancing the international nuclear fleet. Offering a full range of reactor services requires an unparalleled passion and sense of purpose connected to our company's mission and vision.
Essential to Framatome's mission are our employees who provide a unique set of skills, knowledge, and experience that support us in providing competitive, reliable, and safe nuclear power plants. Our commitment to our employees is recognized through our competitive total rewards package. Enjoy competitive compensation, generous benefits and take part in innovative projects and development opportunities.
Framatome is seeking an Early Career Mechanical Tooling Engineer for the Component Repair and Replacement (CR&R) Tooling and Equipment Engineering organization at our Mill Ridge Road office in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The ideal candidate must have a desire to work on a fast paced product development team where our primary customer is the CR&R Field Operations group, who must successfully implement our products at customer sites. Typical applications are remote controlled machining, welding, Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), and surface improvement tools. We start with an identified customer need, develop a repair concept and follow it through fabrication, testing, and its final usage at a customer site.

  • The successful candidate must be very hands-on and self-motivated with the ability to work independently in an environment comprised of mechanical and electro-mechanical engineers and technicians. The selected individual will design tooling parts and assemblies in 3D CAD and prepare production drawings. The selected individual will meet or establish design criteria for tooling required to operate in high radiation environments and/or underwater applications. The selected individual will design single and multi-axis manipulators, lifting devices, machine tools, welding tools, EDM tools, hardware modifications, and design of partial, full-scale mockup components. The selected individual will design hydraulic and pneumatic systems required to operate and control these specialized tools. The selected individual will also write the operating instructions and procedures related to their equipment, and train the labor that will use the equipment as well as deploy to site for the project.

    Travel: Up to 25%
    Required SkillsRequired Experience
    All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for this opportunity:

    • BS in Mechanical or Electro-Mechanical Engineering/Engineering Technology plus 0 -2 years of engineering experience. In applicable states a PE license will be accepted in lieu of a 4 year engineering degree

      • Please attach a copy of your unofficial academic transcript as part of your application. Transcripts can be added in the Profile Attachments section (Step 5) of the online application.

      • Strong technical problem-solving abilities

      • Strong interpersonal skills

      • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills

        The following may be used to differentiate candidates who apply for this position:

        • Previous internship/co-op experience in field of study

        • Must be proficient in CAD (SolidWorks preferred) and PLM (SmarTeam/Enovia preferred)

        • Must have a demonstrated proficiency in machinery design

        • Experience specifying electro-mechanical subcomponents

        • Must be able to communicate effectively in oral, written, and presentation formats

        • Machining and welding experience

        • Strong hands-on work skills for equipment/tooling assembly, checkout, testing, refurb/repair, and on-site application

        • Proficient in using Microsoft - Word, Excel, and Project

        • Must be able to obtain unescorted commercial nuclear facility site access, which means a clear criminal history and passing controlled substance drug/alcohol testing

        • Knowledge of mechanical tools and experience performing maintenance and troubleshooting.

        • Knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic actuation systems.

        • Experience with fabrication processes and additive manufacturing.

        • Experience with inter-disciplinary design and collaboration combining mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electronics, electrical, software, etc.

        • Careful and methodical approach with good attention to detail

        • Creativity and innovation

        • Proven self-starter, able to work / think independently, and budget time across multiple tasks with a desire to see projects through to completion.

          Our total rewards package
          The range of base salary for the position is between $61,000 - $79,000, and may also include annual incentives, performance bonuses and benefits. Please note that the base salary range is a guideline, and individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, competencies and work location.
          Framatome offers a broad employee benefits portfolio as a key component of your total rewards. This includes:
          Multiple medical plans; dental and vision plans; Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment; long- and short-term disability; optional plans including dependent life, accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance; retirement savings plans (401k) with employer match; paid time off including up to 3 weeks of vacation, 8 days of sick leave, and 11 paid holidays; education reimbursement; adoption assistance; employee assistance programs; opportunities for professional development.
          This opportunity is in Lynchburg, Virginia
          After work you will enjoy all that Central Virginia has to offer. From beautiful Smith Mountain Lake to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains you can hike, mountain bike, snowboard and water ski to your hearts content. You'll avoid the traffic hassles of a major city, while being in driving distance to many of the major cities, beaches and attractions along the mid-Atlantic coast. Take in a minor league baseball game or one of the many festivals in the region. Our Young Generation Nuclear group hosts numerous social and professional development events that will allow you to quickly build relationships and advance your career.
          Framatome is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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