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Applied Thermal Specialist

Holtec International, a turnkey supplier of technologies for the worldwide nuclear power industry, is currently seeking an Applied Thermal Specialist for a position in our thermal-hydraulics group.

Holtec’s thermal-hydraulics group is primarily engaged in the design and analysis of spent nuclear fuel storage and transportation casks, high-density spent nuclear fuel storage racks and nuclear heat exchangers. Typical thermal-hydraulics group tasks include:

  • Thermal performance evaluations of spent fuel casks
  • Thermal performance evaluations of spent fuel pools
  • Design and performance evaluations of heat exchangers
  • Preparation and review of calculation reports
  • Preparation and review of licensing reports
  • Preparation and review of computer code validations
  • Participating in meeting with clients and regulators

Holtec International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Benefits include salary, available health and dental insurance, and participation in the company’s 401K retirement plan. Tuition reimbursement is also available.

Holtec International is a diversified energy technology company with headquarters in Camden, New Jersey (in the South Jersey region of the Philadelphia metropolitan area).


To be considered for this position, the applicant must possess the following minimum skills:

  • Advanced degree (MS, PhD, or equivalent) in mechanical, aerospace, chemical or nuclear engineering
  • Experience using the ANSYS FLUENT CFD program, including GAMBIT and ANSYS Design Modeler
  • Thorough knowledge of CFD models for turbulence
  • Thorough knowledge of heat transfer and fluid dynamics fundamentals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional Preferred Skill Sets:

  • Experience in modeling spent nuclear fuel casks or racks
  • Experience with RELAP5 code
  • Experience with multi-phase fluid flow modeling
  • Experience preparing licensing documents for submittal to regulators
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