Senior Product Engineer - Nuclear at Mueller Water Products in Kimball, Tennessee

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Job Description:

Mueller Water Products is the nation's leading manufacturer of flow control devices for the water and gas distribution industries and has an immediate opening for a Senior Product Engineer - Nuclear in our newest Kimball, TN facility. For over 160 years MWP's manufacturing commitment has ensured one of the world's most precious resources, clean drinking water, reaches millions of people daily. Come be a part of something that sustains and enriches the lives of every human being.

Job Description:

Mueller's manufacturing commitment ensures one of the world's most precious resources, clean drinking water, reaches millions of people daily. Come be a part of something that sustains and enriches the lives of every human being. As a Senior Product Engineer - Nuclear, you will be a key member of the Nuclear Program. You will be processing/approving nuclear orders by preparing/approving drawings, models, design reports, owner specification reviews. Further, you will also be mentoring junior engineers in the same function. This is a unique opportunity to design valves that are tightly controlled by ASME standards that are intended for use in Nuclear Power Plants.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for activities of construction in Nuclear Program with stop-work authority, ensuring Code compliance of components manufactured.

  • Certifies design reports upon attainment of CE qualifications.

  • Maintains training records showing continuing education as required by State Board and ASME.

  • Final review and responsibility for ASME Section III Design Reports for Class 2 & 3 components.

    • Engineering analysis of all components of Butterfly Valves NPS 3 to over 100" for stress and deformation

    • Static seismic analysis of valve structures to Code stress limits.

    • FEA in ANSYS to support design

    • Design verification using Design Reviews, alternate calculations, and qualification testing.

    • Continuing education to maintain status of design work as state of the art in compliance with ASME NQA-1

    • Software verification and dedication

    • Review, summarize and apply Owner Design Specification requirements to design.

    • Mastery of analytical engineering calculations as seen in Machinery's Handbook, Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, Blodgett, Shigley's.

  • Responsibility for compliance of Nuclear Engineering Department to NQAM, procedures and regulatory requirements.

  • Maintains non-order related engineering backlog which consists of customer, sales, quality, manufacturing, and other items needing engineering attention.

  • Performs final review of final review of 3D models in Solidworks, Autodesk Mechanical Desktop, and PTC CREO of all parts for use in assembly models, visual representations, FEA analysis, and CAM programs.

  • Performs final review of detailed Design Drawings in Solidworks, Autodesk Mechanical Desktop, and PTC CREO for fabrication of Pratt Nuclear rated Water Valves compliant with ASME standards (Y14.5).

  • Performs final review of Detailed Design Packages (separate from Design Reports).

  • Performs final review of engineering forms containing design inputs and order entry data.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of all pertinent Codes and Standards

  • Defends work in ASME/NRC/NUPIC and internal audits.

  • Performs engineering calculations needed to verify structural requirements for pressure integrity, operability assurance, and seismic loading.

  • Technical disposition of non-conformances, evaluations for 10CFR21 reporting requirements, and Design Report reconciliation with "Use as is" and "Repair" dispositions.

  • Maintains and updates engineering procedures as they relate to the nuclear program and Code requirements.

  • Attends ASME classes, Code Weeks, and Committees where beneficial to continuing education or pertinent matters for the construction of Code valves.

  • Lead the team of Drafters and Engineers, checking their outputs including drawings, BOMs, Design Reports, calculation verification and validation, and other sundry procedural documents as dictated by either Code or the Nuclear Quality Program.

Required Skills:

  • Must have knowledge and familiarity with ASME section III code for Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code.

  • Must have four (4) years of varied application experience.

  • Must have two (2) years' experience in design of valves for power plant and nuclear industry.

  • Knowledge and experience in AutoCAD, Solid Works, FEA (ANSYS), and Microsoft Office (Excel & Word).

  • Familiar with AWWA, MSS, ASME, and ASTM standards.

  • Understands and incorporates knowledge of manufacturing methods including fabrication, machining, foundry, metal forming, etc. into the design of product lines.

  • Butterfly Valve design experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities.

  • Knowledge & experience with ASME and NUPIC Audits.

  • Experience in development of ASME Design Reports for N Certificate holder manufacturing components for commercial Nuclear Power.

  • Understand compliance of a Nuclear Program with respect to the NRC requirements as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or similar technical degree.

  • 4-8 Years of relevant experience


  • Direct experience in nuclear products, valves, controls, or similar applicable industrial products.

  • 4-year ABET degree in Mechanical Engineering, EIT Certification a plus.

  • PE license is a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to remain in stationary position or standing position for prolonged periods and alternate between

  • Ability to repeat gross or fine manipulation that may include the use of wrists, hands, and/or fingers

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including, but not limited to, safety glasses, steel-toed or metatarsal-guarded shoes, and/or ear plugs, while working in an industrial and/or manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to constantly communicate with others to exchange information in person, via phone, or via use of computer.

  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects up to 25 pounds in weight in all directions

  • Ability to occasionally reach overhead or at or below shoulder level

  • Ability to occasionally stoop, crouch, or kneel

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other category protected by law.
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