Posted by: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Sep 25, 2019
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This position is located in NRC’s Region III, Lisle, Illinois. Position requires up to 50% travel. The most desirable candidates will have a background in Welding Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, or Materials Science Engineering.
This is an entry-level position. The U.S. NRC is looking for engineers graduating by June 2020, or recently graduated with LESS THAN (2) YEARS OF FULL-TIME professional engineering work experience.
As a region-based inspector you will inspect and evaluate the effectiveness of a wide variety of licensee engineering programs, performance, and support activities for nuclear facilities in such areas as design verification, plant modifications, and equipment evaluation, maintenance, performance, and testing. This position places particular emphasis on mechanical systems and components, in-service inspection processes, and plant equipment degradation. A strong focus is placed on material selection; weld design and field installation; nondestructive and destructive examination of piping, plant equipment, and welds; degradation mechanisms; aging management; root cause evaluation of equipment, material, and weld failures; evaluation of degraded components for continued service including evaluation of wear rates, crack propagation, and impacts on component and safety system function; and temporary and permanent repairs. Substantive work is conducted at nuclear power plant sites with an emphasis on in plant observation and evaluation of equipment and interaction with facility engineers to ensure compliance with regulations and industry codes and standards and identification and resolution of plant safety issues. You will perform reactive inspections and assessments in response to events at nuclear facilities.
You must meet basic education and knowledge requirements that apply to Federal engineering positions at all levels. Generally, this knowledge is met by having at least a Bachelor's degree or higher degree in a relevant professional engineering discipline from a school of engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Dependent on the grade level of the position, one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, or equivalent, in a closely related occupation performing similar duties may be required.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as work experience applying professional engineering principles and practices to inspect and evaluate the effectiveness of a wide variety of licensee engineering programs, performance, and support activities for nuclear facilities in such areas as design verification, plant modifications, and equipment evaluation, maintenance, performance, and testing.
Dependent on the grade level of the position (see below), one year of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE at the next lower grade level, or equivalent, in an occupation listed or a closely related occupation performing similar duties may be required. You must meet the qualifications for this position no later than 30 days after the date you submit your application and before placement in the position.
GG-07: Bachelor's degree in or related to an engineering discipline, with at least a 2.95 overall GPA or at least 3.50 (3.45 rounded) in the major.
GG-09: Master's degree in or related to an engineering discipline OR Bachelor's degree and one year of post degree work experience in or related to engineering.
GG-11: Doctorate degree (PhD) in or related to an engineering discipline OR Master's degree and one year of post degree work experience OR Bachelor's degree and two years of post degree work experience in or related to engineering.
How to Apply
Visit www.nrc.gov Review the NRC Opportunities page and click on “view a list of current NRC vacancies please visit USAJobs EXIT.” Find the Reactor Inspector, GG 7/9/11; FPL13 Announcement Number R-III/DRS-2019-0006 and apply on-line by October 24, 2019. If you are viewing this opportunity after October 24th please visit NRC’s website and discover additional opportunities for which you might be interested.
Bachelors degree or higher
$60,000 to $80,000
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