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Principal Engineer, Materials & Chemistry

Company: TerraPower
Location: bellevue
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

TITLE:Principal Engineer, Materials & ChemistryLOCATION: Bellevue, WA, USATerraPoweris a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006,TerraPoweroriginated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed totake actionand create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment.TerraPower'smission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company's activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications - all for significant human health benefits.TerraPoweris seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes.TerraPoweris an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiringon the basis ofsex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor,TerraPowerhas instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP)in an effort toproactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.PrincipalEngineer,Materials and ChemistryTerraPower, LLC is seeking a highly motivatedMaterials Engineer to support theengineeringefforts of theMaterials and ChemistryDisciplineteam.This rolewill work as part of a high functioning team of engineers focused on qualification of next generation materials forour projects. You will be responsible for leadingmechanicaltest programsand developing material performance modelsto supportdesign andlicensing efforts fortheourreactordesigns. Your role will also include materials selection forreactordesignsas well as R of advanced materials and fabrication technologies.ResponsibilitiesInterface with variousprojectteams to ensure materials developmentand testingefforts meet programmatic objectivesPlan, execute, and overseetest programs designed to develop an understanding of complex mechanical phenomena (e.g.creep, fatigue, creep fatigue, stress corrosion cracking, and fracture)in sodium cooled fast reactor core materialsWork closely with vendors and quality assurance to ensure the necessary test data are obtained for qualification and licensing of nuclear reactor core materials.Perform scientific analysis on test data andgenerate technical reports to document new knowledge related to reactor design and qualificationDevelopmaterial propertycorrelationsand advancedmaterialperformance models as input forreactor designand licensingSupport mechanical testing of neutron irradiated materials at US national laboratoriesDevelop strategy for qualification nuclear materials data and dedication of material testing services for licensing sodium fast reactors.Providematerialsengineeringsupportfor the procurementof engineeredcomponents and systems.Offermaterial selection guidance forTerraPower'sreactor development programsKeyQualificationsand SkillsB.S.inMaterials Science/Engineering or MechanicalEngineering with a focus on mechanical performance of materials orequivalent.Minimum of8+years of relevant materials and chemistryexperienceDemonstrated experiencein fracture mechanics, fatigue and damage toleranceinmetallicmaterialsExperiencedevelopingand applyingmaterial performance models, particularly forfatigue, fracture mechanics, and solid mechanicsis desiredExperience qualifying materials for service in high-performance and/or highly regulated applications is highly desirableA thorough understanding of metallurgyincludingfabrication and thermomechanical processing of ferrous(e.g., ferritic-martensitic steels)alloysispreferredPrior experience in materials development, testing, and characterization for a nuclear reactor environment is desired but not requiredWorking knowledge of ASME Section III, Div. 5 is a plusAbility to work with minimum direction to solve challenging problemsThe successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamworkActual position starting level and title will be determined based on assessment of qualifications.Job FunctionsJob Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will bediscussed and workplaceaccommodations maybe made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant andother considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.Motor Abilities: Sitting for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safelylift upto 25 poundsRepetitive work: ProlongedSpecial Senses: Visual and audio focused workWork Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standing and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs./dayTravel required:0-10%TerraPower'stechnology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government.TerraPowermust evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements. To facilitateTerraPower'sexport control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Government export authorization approval times vary. Based on the business needs for a particular position,TerraPowermay not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.Please visitwww.terrapower.comto apply

Keywords: TerraPower, Bellevue , Principal Engineer, Materials & Chemistry, Other , bellevue, Washington

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