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Argonne National Laboratory Mechanical Engineer in Lemont, Illinois

Mechanical Engineer

Requisition Number: 407999 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: AMD-Applied Materials Division

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RD2 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Applied Materials Division at Argonne National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a staff mechanical engineer. The successful candidate has expertise in high temperature design, computational solid mechanics, and finite element analysis. The candidate will work in developing design code rules, developing high temperature design methods, and conducting finite element analyses in support of nuclear reactor, concentrating solar power, and other elevated temperature structural designs.

The engineer will conduct research on high temperature structural design methods and high temperature materials, sponsored by the Department of Energy and other funding agencies. Work products include scientific papers published in archival journals, conference papers and presentations, and technical reports. The candidate will also help to develop a research program in this area by applying for funding grants, interacting with sponsors, and helping guide the scientific work of others, including postdoctoral researchers.

  • The prospective candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, materials science or a closely related field. Working experience after Ph.D. is desirable. A strong background in structural
  • mechanics, mechanics of materials, computational solid mechanics, and finite element analysis are required. Experience with design methods for high temperature structural components, such as the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code or similar international standards, is also required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of high temperature design methods and the constitutive response of high temperature structural materials.
  • Knowledge finite element techniques and numerical methods.
  • Skills in using computer software and programming languages such as Matlab, Python/Numpy/Scipy, and C++.
  • Experience using finite element software, especially the MOOSE package and commercial codes like ANSYS and ABAQUS.
  • Good skills in oral and written communications and presentations.
  • These levels of knowledge and skills are typically achieved through formal education to the level of Ph.D. (or equivalent) in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or an associated field.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.