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General Electric Lead Mechanical Engineer in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The fuel performance analysis engineer will be responsible for performing fuel rod thermal-mechanical design analyses ensuring fuel rod mechanical integrity is maintained throughout the design lifetime. This position is part of the team responsible for developing and designing fuel bundle technologies for application in nuclear reactors.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

This role is responsible for performing coupled heat transfer and finite element mechanical analyses for fuel rod pellet and cladding. It requires collaboration with fuel mechanical design experts, material scientists, nuclear/thermal-hydraulic analysis engineers to ensure product performs within licensed and GNF performance expectations.

  • Establish thermal mechanical operating limits for new and existing fuel product lines

  • Assist in the evaluation of fuel behavior for generic and plant specific transient analyses

  • Support the fuel operations and address the customer issues related to fuel pellets and cladding

  • Interpret operational and test data and use the data to drive improvements in modeling and methodologies

  • Maintain and develop the fuel performance code

  • Provide well written, well organized documented engineering analyses to assure design adequacy

  • Maintain and develop technical design procedures associated with fuel rod design/analysis activities

  • Provide support in addressing nuclear industry needs and trends

  • Present to internal/external customers and nuclear regulators on fuel performance

  • Assist and provide support to the team technical leader and functional manager to plan, status and execute projects

  • Perform work with high quality in accordance with NRC regulations, customer requirements, and business quality assurance standards

  • Effectively communicate and collaborate activities with other team members on technical issues

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s in an engineering discipline from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a technology or engineering role

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or greater in an engineering discipline from an accredited college or university

  • Prior nuclear Industry knowledge / experience

  • Proven track record of problem-solving ability and ability to perform complex engineering analyses resulting in thorough and complete documentation

  • Experience with Python and FORTRAN

  • Strong communication skills and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments

  • Ability to work effectively within a highly collaborative environment

  • A self-starter willing to take initiatives

  • Ability to make decisions with speed and accuracy based on the best available information

  • Strong customer focus and clear understanding of nuclear industries

The salary range for this position is $75k-$90k. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus.

Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, salary continuance program benefits for disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement program, use of Cariloop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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