Orrvilon Inc gas launch a new product-line based on METAMICÒ HT aluminum boron carbide metal matrix composite technology. This material was developed specifically for high temperature “dry” storage of spent nuclear fuel for various clients world wide to support the nuclear power generation industry.
One of the critical operation in the fabrication of the METAMICÒ HT basket component is the joining of the separate panels using friction stir welding (FSW) technology. Technical capability has been demonstrated in a production environment retro fitting a conventional Giddings & Lewis horizontal CNC mill. This system has cumbersome support tooling, limited “Y” axis travel, and is 1978 technology, which is a “bottle neck in the METAMICÒ HT Basket production.
To resolve the FSW joining technology inadequate production rate – Orrvilon has procured a $4M state-of-the-art FSW machine specifically designed for the METAMICÒ HT Baskets which is being manufactured by Novatech Engineering capable of producing 12 baskets per month capacity. This project is considered “core” business to Holtec International and requires a dedicate FSW Engineer to be involved at the ground level to assure the company manufactured high quality FSW in a single pass and meets the designed production rate in a total automatic FSW cycle to eliminate operator errors associated with manual operation.
FSW Engineer Job Responsibilities:
Orrvilon Inc is looking for the type of employee that is willing to take total ownership of this critical new joining technology. This includes interfacing with all vendors, the equipment manufacturer, reporting delivery status to the Holtec Corporate office, and must importantly work with the shop floor personnel, engineers, and management at Orrvilon, Inc.
The FSW Engineer must have creativity, drive, and perseverance to resolve the problems associated with leading edge joining technology to meet the next-generation designs that make Holtec International and all of its division best-in-class for the spent fuel storage industry.