Mechanical Designer at Naval Nuclear Laboratory operated by FLUOR Marine Propulsion, LLC in Schenectady, New York

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Job Description:

Job Title

Mechanical Designer

Job Classification


Organizational Unit

Naval Nuclear Laboratory -> Reactor Servicing -> Spent Fuel Systems


Liberty Street - Schenectady, NY 12309 US
Niskayuna - Niskayuna, NY 12309 US (Primary)



Career Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)


Associate Degree

Job Type


Job Description

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is seeking an experienced Mechanical Designer to join our team! The position requires work planning, coordination of work, scheduling and delivery of high quality complex mechanical equipment designs. Fully responsible for the independent development of complete three dimensional/solid model designs including concepts/layouts, analysis models, design basis studies, final design production drawings required for manufacturing. An understanding of configuration control in the design process and database management of components and assemblies.

Functional areas include:

  • Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Reactor Plant Systems and components, Reactor Plant Arrangements, Piping, Test Equipment and Reactor Servicing and associated equipment design.

  • Complete calculations pertaining to fit of components and assemblies in mechanical systems.

  • Develop Alignment and Tolerance Studies to ensure that equipment function properly if manufactured and assemble to the worst case tolerance conditions.

  • Accurately interpret instructions from engineers and others and apply mechanical design standards to designs striving for zero defects.

  • Provide leadership, mentoring and direction for other designer personnel through effective communication skills.

Required Skills

  • Associates Degree in Computer Aided Design, Mechanical/Industrial Technology Degree or Equivalent.

  • Proficient in the application of ASME Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.

  • Demonstrated success in work planning, scheduling and coordination of resources in a teaming independent environment.

  • Computer Aided Design - highly complex three dimensional modeling experience.

Preferred Skills

  • Positive academic trend in mathematical and physical science course work.

  • Working knowledge of ASME and Government standards, conventions and procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to research assignments and develop highly complex mechanical designs using three dimensional solid models and creating detail and assembly drawings.

  • Demonstrated understanding of configuration control of designs and database management.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities including ability to mentor and experience in providing technical oversight of others on multiple projects concurrently.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide high level of customer service.

About Us

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation. Naval Nuclear Laboratory personnel are FMP employees who work at four DOE facilities: Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and Naval Reactors Facility, and at the U.S. Department of Defense-owned Nuclear Power Training Unit-Charleston. FMP employees also have an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations. For nearly 70 years, the Naval Nuclear Laboratory has developed advanced nuclear propulsion technology, provided technical support, and trained world-class nuclear operators to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our nation's submarine and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is a national asset solely dedicated to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. We rely on the dedication and innovation of our nearly 8000 engineers, scientists, technicians, and support personnel.

Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity