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Manufacturing Engineer Fuel Fabrication

GE Energy
Wilmington, NC 28401
**Job Description Summary**

Early career engineer accountable for multiple technical processes and equipment in the production of commercial nuclear fuel. Part of the technical team responsible for the Fuel Manufacturing operation in the Nuclear business. The team manufactures ceramic pellets and rod assemblies which are then assembled into nuclear fuel bundles for commercial nuclear power plants. This engineer is one of the responsible Area Engineers for Fuel Manufacturing Operations.

**Job Description**

Essential Responsibilities:

+ Area engineer responsible for Powder, Ceramic, and Assembly manufacturing processes including process development, monitoring, analysis, issue resolution, and change.

+ Embrace Global Nuclear Fuels nuclear safety culture, where work is performed with an overriding priority on integrity, safety, security and quality.

+ Responsible for understanding Items Relied On For Safety (IROFS) and other safety controls for equipment and able to design, implement, execute, and review Function Test Instructions (FTIs) to ensure operability.

+ Ensure compliance with all safety and quality regulations and metrics through use of compliance calendars, databases and tracking systems.

+ Review, design, generate, update, and monitor manufacturing equipment, devices, systems and processes in the fuel fabrication area, including both mechanical and electrical/instrumentation aspects of equipment.

+ Develop and/or improve process automation of existing or new manufacturing processes.

+ Modernize manufacturing techniques and process monitoring to predict and prevent process upsets and downtime, and minimize scrap/waste generation.

+ Maintain, review, update and create area operating procedures (OPs), temporary operating procedures (TOPs), job hazards analyses (JHA) and chemical job hazards analyses (CJHA).

+ Responsible for supporting planned and unplanned maintenance activities.

+ Support New Product Introduction (NPI) initiatives in the fuel manufacturing operation, including process development and design of experiments (DOE)s.

+ Identify and implement proactive solutions for incremental and step change process improvements related to safety, quality and output through use of Lean and Six Sigma tools.

+ Train and assess hourly operators in sound techniques and proper operation of equipment to meet safety, quality and output targets.

Basic Qualifications:

+ 4 Year Technical Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or equivalent technical discipline from an accredited university, OR a high school diploma equivalency with at least 8 years of experience in nuclear fuel fabrication, nuclear operations, industrial maintenance, engineering, manufacturing quality or manufacturing/process operations. **ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:**

+ Ability to wear protective clothing and a respirator in accordance with site requirements. Occasional respirator use in airborne contamination area.

+ Walk up and down stairs multiple times during the day. Occasionally climb ladders.

+ Crawling, kneeling, crouching, reaching around manufacturing equipment on a weekly basis.

+ Ability to use computers. Frequent use of computer equipment.

+ An offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen

+ Must be 18 years or older and have legal authorization to work in the United States. If you are not a US person (a US Citizen, lawful permanent resident or have been admitted as a refugee or been granted asylum), you must be be authorized to have access to nuclear technology prior to being hired to work in the Nuclear business.

+ Must be able to relocate to Wilmington, NC

+ Ability and willingness to maintain Emergency Response Organization (ERO) qualifications

+ Must maintain after hours cell phone availability

Desired Qualifications:

+ Strong mechanical aptitude and process engineering skills.

+ Experience in nuclear fuel fabrication.

+ Experience with ceramics manufacturing and/or bulk powder processing and handling. (Sintering, Milling, Pressing, Blending, Sifting, Transport, etc.)

+ Familiar with basic operation, troubleshooting and application of industrial equipment and processes such as pumps, piping, motors, fans, valves, gears, mixing, heating, cooling, chemical reactions, furnaces, heat exchangers, hoods, vibrators, hydraulics etc.

+ Experience with programmable logic controllers (PLC), and/or Distributed Control Systems (DCS), and the associated human/machine interfaces (HMI).

+ Experience with creating and supporting process automation systems, process monitoring systems, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) creation and maintenance.

+ Experience with creation and support of automation equipment (steppers, servos, solenoids, cylinders, actuators, relays, etc.)

+ Experience with selection, calibration, and application of appropriate process monitoring I/O hardware (Temperature, Flow, Pressure, Level, Concentration, Density, Purity, Humidity, etc.)

+ Experience with developing, implementing, and using process historians to monitor operations.

+ Experience with identifying Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to efficiently monitor for process health.

+ Experience with equipment installation and facilities modifications, including management of capital and expense projects.

+ Experience with NRC Regulations, Process Safety Management (PSM), Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) or Integrated Safety Analysis (ISA).

+ Proficiency with PC and productivity software [examples include MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint]

+ Direct knowledge of FMO Fuel Business System software.

+ Demonstrated strong project management skills and success working on cross-functional teams.

+ Demonstrated work record of meeting goals and objectives.

+ Demonstrated use and understanding of a change management process.

+ Experience in manufacturing or nuclear procedure and training development.

+ Strong quantitative and analytical skills.

+ Demonstrated ability to communicate and function calmly and effectively in stressful situations.

+ Demonstrated high integrity in decisions, communications, actions and interpersonal relationships.

_This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment._

**Additional Information**

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en\_global/desktop/assets/images/poster\_screen\_reader\_optimized\_w\_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

**Relocation Assistance Provided:** Yes


Posted: 2022-05-09 Expires: 2022-06-08

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