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Mechanical Handling Engineer

Richland, WA 99352

Posted: 04/16/2024 Job Number: 32820

Job Description

Position Summary

You will be working as part of the Mechanical Handling team designing the areas of material handling equipment, treatment and vitrification systems, and/or supporting utilities. You will be preparing technical reports, studies, procurement documentation, and design documentation, performing calculations using engineering software, and supporting systems. The ideal candidate will have some experience in mechanical handling or equipment procurement. You will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines and the client in the development of the design.

This position works a 9/80 schedule, offering every other Friday off.


The primary role of the Mechanical Handling Engineer is to conduct and coordinate detailed phases of engineering work for a global business unit usually in one discipline in a project or staff group.
Perform work that involves conventional engineering practice.
Perform work using company Standard Application Programs (BSAPs) and appropriate 2-D and 3-D computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering (CAD and CAE) tools (Solidworks, IGRIP, Microstation).
Support the procurement of equipment by developing procurement packages, reviewing quotations and evaluating them technically;review of vendor submittals and resolution of technical issues during the procurement of mechanical equipment.
Review and disposition of field change notices, non-conformance reports, and condition reports.
Support the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

Qualifications and Skills
Basic Qualifications

BS degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering from an accredited university or college with 1 year of related experience.

Additional Qualifications

Knowledge of current computer applications for engineering and design including appropriate knowledge of CAD (both 2-D and 3-D).
Knowledge and ability to utilize Microsoft office suite of products.
Familiar with regulations and industry codes and standards affecting complex engineering work within discipline.
Familiar with effort required to prepare standard discipline deliverables and knows how to prepare standard engineering budgets and schedules within discipline.
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site. (Even if teleworking, must still be able to comply with security requirements to obtain a badge)
Must possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
Engineering-in-training (or equivalent) in Mechanical, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering.
Experience in equipment design analysis in DOE or commercial nuclear facilities.

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