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Framatome PWR Mechanical Product Design Engineer in Lynchburg, Virginia

What You’ve Accomplished

You have completed a BS in Mechanical Engineering. You may have also obtained an advanced degree in similar fields. You have worked in an engineering role for at least 2 years and are ready to join Framatome and help deliver clean, safe energy and advance nuclear technology.

Who You Are

Your actions, behaviors, and decisions are made in a manner consistent with our Core Values:

You may have also acquired the following skills:

  • Excellent written/verbal communication with the ability to effectively coordinate activities

  • Demonstrates design development, change, compatibility, and evaluation

  • Leadership skills and initiative in meeting customer requirements

  • Other similar activities or special projects as assigned by management

  • Positive and effective team interactions, along with a positive peer relationship

  • Technical drawings & product specifications

  • Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), ASME Y14.5 and ISO 1101 background

  • CAD operating systems, e.g., Creo (Pro-E), CATIA, Solidworks, etc.

  • Design development, design change, design compatibility, and design evaluation

  • Bills of Material/Parts List

  • Raw Material/Component manufacturing and qualification processes

  • Design requirements & compliance evaluations

  • Commercial Grade Dedication

  • French/German language skills

  • Engineering experience in the nuclear industry and familiarity with required engineering quality and controls in this industry

  • Positive and effective team interaction skills, along with a positive peer relationship skills

  • Leadership skills and initiative in meeting customer requirements

    Your Opportunity

    This full-time role is about making an impact on people’s lives and the future of clean energy. You will leverage your skills and experience to be part of an innovative team and make a difference for our customers. As a PWR Mechanical Product Design Engineer in Lynchburg, VA, you will be part of the proven team in the Fuel Business Unit. Your work will include:

  • Develop product technical definition documents such as specifications &drawings for nuclear fuel components

  • Perform design changes with strict adherence to design control procedures

  • Creation of Parts List/Bill of Materials for product manufacturing, and management of component usability status

  • Develop solid models and draft technical design drawings using 3D drafting software Creo (Pro-E)

  • Interface with company-owned and external suppliers to develop a strong understanding of manufacturing processes and qualifications

  • Assess and process component non-conformances

  • Interface with different company locations/personnel, customer contacts, and licensing entities

  • Maintain competence of the design basis of components

  • Perform mechanical interface evaluation and design analysis for fuel entry into operating fleet

    This position requires occasional travel. Together we will enable clean, safe, and economical low-carbon energy to meet the global ambition for a better tomorrow.

    Who We Are

    Framatome is an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for the global nuclear fleet. More than 2,000 dedicated U.S. Framatome employees work every day to supply ever cleaner, safer, and more economical low-carbon energy for our communities and world. As well as supporting new nuclear builds, advancing new technology and advancing nuclear energy in the U.S. and abroad. Like you, we want a brighter future.

    See how the Fuel Business Unit contributes to this future:

    Discover Lynchburg, Virginia:

    Your Total Rewards Package

    The range of base salary for the position is between $72,000 - $96,000, 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 13 paid holidays; education reimbursement; adoption assistance; employee assistance programs; opportunities for professional development.

    Positions within Framatome may require access to proprietary information that is subject to U.S. export control regulations. As such, the Company must ensure that any hires for these job openings fully comply with all US regulations. Foreign national applicants that are citizens or residents of countries not included on the Department of Energy’s Generally Authorized Destinations list may not be eligible for immediate need positions. See list here:

    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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