Design Engineer (Mechanical/Welding)

Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth, LLC
Piketon, Ohio 45661
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Design Engineer Lead - Mechanical/Welding

Grade Level:   14 (Exempt)

Organization: Nuclear Safety & Engineering



Position Overview


Under limited supervision, performs Engineering job functions as assigned by management. Typical job responsibilities are to assist and support management in engineering equipment design and development; system design; materials selection and testing; review checking and commenting on designs/drawings/data prepared by other engineers and subcontractors; and engineering studies and report preparation. The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and support management in one or more of the following functional areas, in addition to other duties as assigned:


  • Design and prototyping of one-of-a-kind mechanical and machine tools and fixtures for use by field personnel in lifting, rigging, material handling, and measuring and testing.
  • Specification of welding and non-destructive examination (NDE) techniques for fabrication and repair of site facilities and equipment.
  • Design and repair of piping and pressure vessels and associated supporting structures    
  • Analysis and assistance for mechanical matters affecting the project including simple structural evaluation, mechanical and HVAC designs, and material lifting and rigging
  • Provide engineering technical support for hazardous and waste shipping containers and packaging
  • Preliminary and final specifications and designs for equipment and facility changes to improve project performance and safety.
  • Inspections, assessment of hazards; and development of recommendations on mechanical issues affecting the project.
  • Evaluation of operations & proposed modifications to determine compliance with engineering disciplines and standards, federal, state, or local statutes, and environmental regulations.
  • Provides field technical guidance for simple changes, troubleshooting and maintenance of a variety of mechanical equipment including fluid systems, cranes, HVAC, lifting fixtures, environmental closures, etc.
  • Feasibility studies and evaluations of potential automation and technologies for application to improve project performance and safety.
  • As part of an Engineering team provide technical guidance to field project personnel.
  • Assume lead role on Engineering design projects as assigned
  • Maintain familiarity with current technical developments in pertinent scientific areas.
  • Responsible for ensuring accuracy and completeness of all data and work produced
  • Provide technical or functional support to team members


Working Conditions

Work is normally in an office environment at a normal environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Some exposure to excessive heat and cold on limited bases. Must have the ability to climb ladders, and steps. Accurate distance, near and depth vision is required.  Foot, eye and hearing protection are required to be worn when working outside of the office environment.   Potential exposure to heavy equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.


Ability to perform sedentary to moderate work, exerting up to 50 pounds occasionally, non-repetitive, up to 20 pounds frequently, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.


In some cases radiological training may be required including the ability to wear respiratory protection and disposable PPE.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.


This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.



Required Contingencies:

  • Pre-Employment Physical (office or field work)
  • Drug Screen
  • The ability to obtain/maintain "L" Clearance one year from hire date
  • Background Check
  • Any site required training


Prospective employees must be available to start work with Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC within a reasonable time frame after acceptance of FBP’s offer of employment (typically 30 days or less).


Applicants for employment can initiate a request for accommodation, or obtain information concerning accommodations if contacted by the Company for an Interview.


As a reminder, all internal employees of Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC must submit a current resume. External candidates must also submit a current resume.


Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce.  All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing law.


Minimum Requirements

BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with a welding background or a BS degree in Welding Engineering with a mechanical design background; or an equivalent combination of a PE license in Mechanical Engineering combined with welding experience or a PE license in Welding Engineering with mechanical design experience.

Expert knowledge of applicable codes and standards

Excellent written and verbal technical communication skills

Strong Computer User Skills

Ability to obtain a DOE “L” Clearance

Strong interpersonal and communication skills


Preference: Mechanical Engineer with a Welding background or a Welding Engineer with a Mechanical Design background


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Design Engineer (Mechanical/Welding)

Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth, LLC
Piketon, Ohio 45661

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