Mechanical Design Engineer

General Electric Company   •  

Wilmington, NC

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 61 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Role Summary:
The Mechanical Design Engineer - Fuels will be responsible for the mechanical design, development, and analysis of nuclear fuel products. This position is part of the team responsible for developing and designing fuel bundle technologies for application in light water reactors (Primarily BWRs but includes alternate reactor design support).

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Mechanical Design Engineer you will:

  • Develop expert knowledge of the technical basis of existing products, new products & design modifications to improve existing products
  • Understand the fabrication processes for component and assemblies, the post fabrication transportation and handling requirements, and the customer application requirements for fuel products and services
  • Prepare drawings and specifications for new and existing fuel designs
  • Provide well written, well organized documented engineering analyses to assure design adequacy and compliance with industry licensing requirements
  • Perform design reviews and production readiness reviews
  • Address emergent customer and manufacturing issues
  • Work closely with sourcing and manufacturing to support cost reduction activities
  • Design test procedures and perform testing to address component and assembly adequacy
  • Develop procedures and work to improve engineering productivity
  • This role requires collaboration with sourcing, fabrication and quality, thermal-mechanical analysts, material scientists, fuel experts, and nuclear/thermal-hydraulic analysis engineers to assure product performs within licensed and GNF performance expectations


  • Bachelor's Degree in an engineering discipline from a regionally accredited college or University or it's equivalent
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in a technology or engineering role

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master's Degree or greater in an engineering discipline from an accredited college or University
  • Minimum 10 years of experience or more in a technology or engineering role
  • Knowledge of mechanical engineering principles, vibration analysis, heat transfer, Finite Element Analysis, statistics and drafting practices (including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing)
  • Knowledge of material behavior, deformation characteristics and failure mechanisms
  • Nuclear Industry knowledge/experience
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability and ability to perform complex engineering analyses resulting in thorough and complete documentation
  • BWR fuel technology or reactor experience
  • Strong communication skills and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments
  • Ability to work effectively within a highly collaborative environment
  • Functional understanding of FORTRAN and modern coding languages
  • Ability to make presentations to large groups
  • A self-starter willing to take initiative

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About Us:
Based in Wilmington, N.C., GEH is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in June 2007, GEH is a part of a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Locations: United States; North Carolina; Wilmington

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

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