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Experienced Mechanical Engineer


ORGANIZATION: Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)
GRADE: 210/220
WORK LOCATION: Idaho Falls, ID (MFC Site 4x10s schedule)

Help support our National Security Mission and discover why we attract the best minds in the world!

The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking applicants for an Experienced Mechanical (HVAC) Engineer reporting to the Facilities and System Engineering Department Manager.

INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for DOE-NE, providing much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to perform research and development of nuclear fuels from fuel design, development and fabrication through post irradiated analysis.

The HVAC Engineer applies engineering knowledge, practice and techniques to solve applied and operational problems in facility HVAC systems (including glove boxes and fume hoods), and in the areas of R&D for Nuclear Programs, National and Homeland Security, and Energy and Environment. The Candidate must be able to apply sound knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and practices in a broad array of assignments. He or she will perform mechanical design of HVAC equipment and systems, assist in developing and reviewing potential HVAC projects, and provide engineering support during HVAC project implementation. The experienced engineer will work closely with other engineers and team members to complete work assignments.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform System Engineering role for modifications to assigned existing HVAC systems and development of new system capabilities
  • Perform Design Engineer role for modifications
  • Configuration Management
  • Equipment Maintenance (predictive and preventative)
  • Monitor Performance
  • Failure Analysis
  • Operations Support

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineeringyears'-8 year's experience or Master of Degree in Mechanical Engineering and 3-5 years' of experience.
  • Must be a US Citizen and have the ability and willingness to obtain and maintain a DOE "L" Clearance.
  • Sound experience with the design and maintenance of heating ventilation and air conditioning systems for commercial and industrial applications.
  • Knowledge of building automation and controls systems.
  • Working knowledge of ASHRAE Fundamentals including, fan and duct sizing, system balancing and static pressure calculations.
  • Experience with operation of variable frequency drives
  • Basic understanding of DOE STD 3020, ASME N511 and ASME AG-1 codes (understand the progression from ASME N509 and N510 to AN511 and AG-1)

Required Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with accurate attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of HVAC systems including, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter selection, sizing and aerosol testing and filter housing design and selection.
  • Experience working with potentially radioactive contaminated facility and containment (glove boxes and fume hoods)exhaust systems.
  • Experience with duct sizing and layout
  • In-depth understanding of applicable ASHRAE, SMACNA, and NFPA codes
  • Experience with test and balancing of HVAC system and use of micromanometers for taking differential and static pressure and air velocity and flow readings
  • Working knowledge of mini split AC unit system design
  • Understanding and familiarity with HVAC drawings and drawing symbols
  • Working knowledge of chilled water systems and heat removal, air handler unit selection and Heat Load Calculations

Job Information

  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills

INL Overview:

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.

INL Mission:

Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision:

Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements:

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see (please use the apply button below).

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation:

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Other Information:

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Benefits, Salary, and Relocation:

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Company Description
INL is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s complex of national laboratories. The laboratory performs work in each of the strategic goal areas of DOE: energy, national security, science and environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development.
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Our Beliefs And Values
Idaho National Laboratory’s mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, broader clean energy options and critical infrastructure. The Laboratory’s success depends upon our workforce being empowered, psychologically safe, inclusively diverse, valued and welcomed by everyone. We are dedicated to work each day to achieve these goals.