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Mechanical Designer

Holtec International, a global turnkey supplier of equipment and systems for the nuclear, solar, geothermal and fossil power generation sectors of the energy industry, is seeking to add a Mechanical Designer to their Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Engineering Team.

The Mechanical Designer is responsible for designing equipment for use in a nuclear power plant. The Mechanical Designer will be part of a design team developing first-of-a-kind equipment.

Specific Areas of Responsibility:

Interact with the design team to understand the design concepts.

Able to take design requirements from design team and develop equipment design (CAD model) using appropriate CAD design software.

Inform the design from a feasibility perspective.

By using prior design and/or fabrication experience.

By interaction with internal fabrication division and/or suppliers.

Interact with the 3-D plant layout designers to inform the design from a layout, piping and maintenance perspective.

Present the design to the design team for review.

Use the CAD model to develop 3-D models/images.

Coordinate and perform design work to fulfill project requirements and achieve target completion dates.

Prepare drawings from the CAD model as a design record using input from various technical disciplines.

Review drawings prepared by designers and 3-D layout designers.

Prepare and review first-of-a-kind designs.

Minimum Requirements:

Formal training in mechanical design or engineering

Associate Degree with four years of experience.

Demonstrated proficiency using SolidWorks software to create both 3-D solid models and 2-D detailed drawings.

Excellent attention to detail and capable of producing error-free documents.


Excellent basic math, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Strong computer skills.

Knowledge and understanding of ASME Y14.5 standards.

Knowledge of engineering design practices and principles (e.g. interference checks, tolerance stack-ups, fits, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing).

Experience working with engineers and fabricators to develop designs and drawings.

Ability to handle multiple tasks and complete work in a timely fashion with minimal supervision.

Ability to plan and organize work tasks; and meet deadlines.

Effective in a team environment.

Eligible to work under Department of Energy 10 CFR 810.

Desired Qualifications:

BS Engineering preferred.

Experience in the design of equipment for the power generation industry.

Experience with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

Understanding of the design and manufacturing processes of steel structures and pressure vessels.

Experience in commercial or naval nuclear design.

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