Mechanical Engineer - 26341 in Albuquerque, NM at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/14/2018

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Position Summary

Alion Science and Technology delivers advanced engineering, IT and operational solutions to strengthen national security and drive business results. For customers in defense, civilian government and commercial industries, Alion's engineered solutions support smarter decision-making and enhanced readiness in rapidly-changing environments.

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to support new work that is pending contract award.

Under general supervision, performs moderately complex mechanical engineering assignments. Provides in-service inspections, safety and regulatory analysis and risk management for nuclear power plant facilities. Maintains environmental, safety and health standards in the performance of duties. Other duties may include researching, designing, and developing machines, mechanical products, or tools, mechanical production equipment, or engines. May include some testing and design projects.

Supports senior technical personnel and project managers within own organization in various technical activities related to system and technical product development. Receives general supervision from management as well as technical guidance and training from the more experienced technical staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

Performs basic engineering work in analysis, design, development, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of higher-level engineers in the development of system and technical products.  Typically employs pre-established guidelines and instructions, and limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish task objectives.

Duties often include the collection of information and data, performance of various tests, and engineering computations, measurements and analyses.  Exhibits the ability to independently perform basic data validation and troubleshooting.

Based on future experience and growth may provide some technical guidance and oversight to entry level technical staff and may act as a technical or project lead for limited aspects of a project.

Has some independent interaction with customers and provides input to project engineers and  managers on programmatic and technical deliverables under guidance of more senior technical personnel.

Provides input and support to intra-organizational proposal development efforts. May have some exposure to and provide some input to inter-organizational technical and business development activities.

Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems and applicable company procedures and guidelines.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree plus 2 to 4 years of relevant work experience.  Degree must be in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 7 years of applicable work experience.  Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Must have a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering plus 2 to 4 years of relevant work experience with commercial nuclear power industry, a plus
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Coding/Programing, Matlab a plus; 3D CAD Modeling, Autodesk Inventor a plus; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Flow 3D a plus and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), ANSYS a plus.

Relevant work experience may also include plant design engineering, modifications, field engineering, engineering change notices and component integrated system startup and testing of nuclear balance of plant (BOP) and nuclear steam safety systems (NSSS) including some plant operations.
nce of plant (BOP) and nuclear steam safety systems (NSSS) including some plant operations.


Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.


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