AREVA Transnuclear - Designer I in Columbia, Maryland

The AREVA Back End Business Group :

The Back End Business Group offers end-of-cycle management solutions for used fuel : recycling, logistics, clean-up and site rehabilitation. Working in Europe and North America, this Business Group implements technology that meets the group's commitments to sustainable development.


AREVA TN, a subsidiary of AREVA Nuclear Materials is a leader of the American nuclear dry storage market. The company offers a complete line of products and related services to the transportation, storage, and engineering sectors operating in the fuel cycle materials market.

The role of the Design & Drafting Group is to provide Design and Drafting support to all of the core businesses of TN Americas LLC, including support to the Fabrication Engineering Group, Front End, Reactors & Services, Back End Business Lines, Technical Services and Business Development. The Drafting Group is part of the Design Engineering Group, which is responsible for the design and licensing of new and existing systems

*AREVA TN is seeking a Designer I for our Columbia, MD office. *

Job responsbilities will include:

This qualified individual will be responsible for the following tasks related to NUHOMS®Dry Shielded Canisters, NUHOMS®onsite transfer casks, TN metal storage casks, transport packages, and spent fuel racks:

  • Prepare drawings and sketches under moderate supervision using CAD workstations and appropriate design criteria and technical manuals.

  • Perform layout and design work using supplied data and markups utilizing theoretical and practical engineering knowledge.

  • Work closely with design engineers to ensure design control as well as coordination of designs.

  • Work closely with fabrication engineers to ensure and optimize fabricability of designs, and to help resolve fabrication issues.

  • Consult with engineering staff to ensure compliance with supplied design specifications.

  • Ensure conformance to applicable standards and codes as well as company procedures and policies.

  • Apply advanced techniques in CAD and standard design applications utilizing this CAD equipment.

  • Apply Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing to designs and drawings.

  • All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position: *

  • High school diploma or equivalent with completed coursework in drafting and CAD, plus 6-8 years of related experience. An A.A. degree may substitute for equivalent years of work experience.

  • Proficiency with SolidWorks

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD

  • Proficiency with use of the ASME Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard;

  • Experience working in or with a mechanical fabrication shop.

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of fabrication shop tools, as well as fabrication and inspection techniques.\

  • Ability to demonstrate experience providing input regarding improvements to designs overall fabricability.

The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.

  • Knowledge of American Welding Society’s standard “Symbols for Welding, Brazing and Nondestructive Examination” (AWS A2.4).

  • Experience with the design and/or fabrication of concrete structures (including rebar).

  • Experience with the development and design of new products.

  • Experience performing structural stress analyses.

  • Experience working with a Product Data Management tool (such as Siemens’ Teamcenter).

Travel: Sporadic (5%) domestic.

AREVA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Title: Transnuclear - Designer I

Location: NORTH AMERICA-Maryland-Columbia

Requisition ID: DES02705