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Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation Mechanical Engineer I - V in Burlington, Kansas

MECHANICAL ENGINEER I-V

Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation - Burlington, KS.

*POSITION SUMMARY

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This position will be responsible for performing moderate to small engineering projects, ensuring projects meet nuclear plant requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule and cost. Projects may include design, studies, evaluations, NRC submittals, and problem solving. This position will provide support to other engineers and groups in areas of expertise as called upon. This is the entry level and ladder engineering positions leading to career level (Engineer V).

RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop, and implement procedures, programs, specifications, and engineering methodology to meet industry standards, regulatory guides, and commitments, and to assure WCGS is designed, built, operated, maintained, and tested consistent with our license bases and design bases.

Determine whether plant systems and/or components are capable of performing their license and design bases functions.

Perform safety evaluations.

Approve procedures, specifications, regulatory screens, safety evaluations, change packages, calculations, and other engineering documents (new or revised).

Manage engineering program budgets and schedules.

Perform independent reviews and analysis of industry operating experience, reportable events, NRC issuances and other sources of plant operating experience information to identify areas for improving plant safety and reliability.

Provide technical information and consultation as well as coordinate work efforts with the work unit to support and evaluate the operational and safety situations and problems. Perform operational and safety reviews and evaluations to select optimum design alternatives. (Engineer II, III)

Ensure that all documentation affected by modifications are identified and changed to ensure inconsistencies in documentation will not result. (Engineer III)

Perform and evaluate probabilistic risk of failures to determine minimal component/system/plant risk to the public to ensure safe and efficient operation. (Engineer III).

Perform other duties as assigned by supervision/management.

Engineer IV-V - Perform independent reviews and analysis of industry operating experiences, reportable events, NRC issuance and other sources of plant operating experience information to identify areas for improving plant safety and operation.

Make detailed recommendations to requesting departmental, corporate and plant management for revised procedures, equipment modifications, maintenance activities or other means of improving plant safety and operation.

Determine equipment to be used and engineering procedures and applications to maximize system effectiveness and assure project engineering costs adhere to budget guidelines.

Apply engineering standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjust and correlate data, and recognize discrepancies in results to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and regulatory commitments and requirements.

Investigate and recommend corrective engineering actions to assure performance against published standards and codes as well as compliance with regulatory commitments and requirements.

Conduct computer simulations and transient and dynamic stability studies to evaluate plant response to assure the technical soundness of engineering programs.

Assist in cost reduction by adhering to project and departmental budget guidelines while maintaining the necessary quality of end results.

Interpret and apply regulatory documents to determine basis for technical specification, technical specification changes, design modifications and licensing issues.

Conduct feasibility studies and analysis of operational data gathered versus model predictions associated applying statistical analysis of reliability factors.

Provide technical support and engineering expertise for regulatory agency submittals, meeting and inquires.

Perform operational and safety review and evaluations as well as completed designs to select optimum design alternations.

Communicate project status to appropriate departments or personnel and advise others on engineering information relevant to all company and regulatory standards.

Perform and evaluate probabilistic risk of failures to determine minimal component system/plant risk to the public to ensure safe and efficient operation.

Evaluate, monitor or perform mechanical and electrical inspections and repairs as well as decontamination procedures to ensure system integrity.

Prioritize, assign and schedule engineering work activities as well as develop, monitor and review work packages and other engineering assignments completed by subordinate engineering staff.

Maintain surveillance of plant operation and the various activities to provide independent verification that all duties are performed accurately and in compliance of all regulations.

Develop and maintain standard analysis procedures and methods including recommending revisions to all procedures, to ensure compliance with WCNOC's license.

Complete special projects and perform other duties as assigned by supervision/management.

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The Engineer Iposition requires a BS degree in engineering.

The Engineer IIposition requires a BS degree in engineering and two years relevant experience or a MS degree in engineering.

The Engineer IIIposition requires a BS degree in Engineering and four years relevant experience or a MS degree in engineering and two years’ experience or a PhD in engineering.

The Engineer IVposition requires a BS degree in engineering and eight years of relevant experience or a MS degree in engineering and six years of relevant experience or a PhD in engineering and two years relevant experience. The incumbent must possess engineering expertise related to the general area of assignment such as electrical, mechanical, civil, nuclear, etc.

The Engineer Vposition requires a BS degree in engineering and twelve years of relevant experience or a MS degree in engineering and ten years of relevant experience or a PhD in engineering and six years relevant experience.

Position requires excellent engineering problem solving skills and application of advanced or complex engineering calculations, concepts and principles. Knowledge base must exist within a special engineering discipline to properly evaluate and manage broad scope and larger value projects.

Curriculum must be accredited by the accreditation board for engineering and technology (ABET). Any other baccalaureate engineering curriculum that has not been accredited by ABET but has been evaluated and found to be of an equivalent standard that may be reviewed and accepted by the Kansas Board of Technical Professions is acceptable.

Relevant experience is defined as professional level experience in engineering, engineering support or nuclear plant operations and support

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Successful completion of the Engineering Fundamentals examination is preferred.

Kansas Professional Engineer License is preferred for an Engineer IV -V.

*ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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This position requires good oral and written communication skills.

This position requires a satisfactory work record including good attendance.

Job: *Engineering

Title: Mechanical Engineer I - V

Location: null

Requisition ID: WOL0010

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