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Mechanical Integrity Engineer I, II, III - 3413A

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Title: Mechanical Integrity Engineer I, II, III - 3413A
Function: Engineering
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time                                  
Pay Type: Exempt                            
Grade: 32-34
US Citizenship Required: Yes

Job Summary
The primary responsibility of the person hired into this position is to perform calculations and consultation for mechanical integrity assessments of primarily pressure vessels, process piping systems, and existing facility infrastructure used in ground testing of air and space systems. Work will involve use of ASME and American Petroleum Institute (API) Codes and Standards to support performance of mechanical integrity assessments. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong attention to detail, an interest or experience in engineering forensics and/or reverse engineering, structural integrity and material properties, and the ability to communicate with other engineers effectively.

Job Duties:
Under the direction of the supervisor or a more senior engineer:
  • Inspect pressure vessels and piping systems through field visits to verify, record, and report pertinent information to determine equipment integrity and make recommendations
  • Perform calculations / analyses, including finite element analysis and fracture mechanics evaluation techniques to verify compliance to code
  • Provide consultation regarding code compliance for pressurized systems
  • Assess the mechanical integrity of process piping, pressure vessels, and system devices and components; as-built system drawings; and the development & field checking of drawings for each system, as directed
  • Collect relevant data from field visits such as name plates, sizing, dimensions to help in integrity for use assessments
  • Reverse engineer existing systems and/or components using non-destructive test (NDT) data and performing engineering analysis
  • Perform independent research, reviews, studies and analyses in support of technical projects and programs
  • Be accountable for the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of work ensuring proper configuration management and assuring that standard design criteria, practices, procedures, and codes are used in preparation of plans and specifications
  • Create technical reports which document analysis, work performed, results, and recommendations
  • Recommend equipment, new concepts and techniques to improve inspections, engineering evaluations, and reporting.
  • Work inside/outside, confined spaces and elevations in industrial environments
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance with company policy
  • Perform other related duties as required

Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in mechanical or civil/structural engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • NOTE: This posting is specifically for engineers with less than 5 years of relevant engineering experience
  • United States Citizenship is required
Preferred Qualifications
  • A self-starter with a can-do attitude and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Interest in and/or work relevant to materials properties and structural adequacy assessment  techniques
  • Willingness to learn and keep abreast of new information relating to mechanical integrity issues
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with P&ID diagrams, process piping systems and components, industrial valves, regulators, and pressure relief devices. Ability to identify each of these devices along with their schematic symbols, drawing methodology, and formats
  • Fracture Mechanics Analysis experience
  • Knowledge of NDE methods and evaluation NDE results
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Active Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance
  • Familiarity with PV Elite, CAESAR II, Ansys, AutoCAD, and SagePlus software

This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.  National Aerospace Solutions is a limited liability company comprised of Bechtel National Inc. (as lead company) and Sierra Lobo Inc. with teaming Subcontractors nLogic Inc. and Chugach Federal Solutions Inc. AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.

AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground, and flight test.  Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.

 Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to careers@nas-llc.us. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.


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