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SRNL Equipment Development Engineer

Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is a multi-program laboratory applying state of the art science and practical, high-value, cost-effective solutions to complex technical problems to protect the nation. Located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, SC, the laboratory develops and deploys innovative technologies to address some of the nation’s environmental, energy, and national security challenges.

Situated on the outskirts of South Carolina, Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is located approximately 20 minutes from Augusta, Georgia (home of the annual Master’s Tournament) and 30 minutes from Fort Gordon (home of the new US Army Cyber Command). The complex is one-hour away from Columbia, South Carolina and within a three-hour radius of Charleston, South Carolina, and many of the coastal beaches. Aiken is known for its famous thoroughbred horses, southern hospitality, growing community, thriving school district, numerous parks and golf courses, great weather, spacious avenues, and historical large and impressive homes.

Savannah River National Laboratory is seeking a Equipment Development Engineer to join a dynamic custom equipment development organization creating innovative solutions for the Savannah River Site, DOE complex and national security missions.

The selected candidate will be employed at the Savanah River National Laboratory, in Advanced Engineering. Initial focus will be on automation, robotics, controls, instrumentation, and data acquisition system development. Seeking a creative, flexible, and self-motivated individuals able to work on multidisciplinary teams and individually to develop one-of-a-kind engineering solutions in a safe and responsible manner.

The work scope will include:

• Develop conventional engineering and scientific solutions to technical task objectives. Learn specific Division/Department systems and requirements for accomplishing tasks.
• Assist more senior technical personnel in performing related activities in more complex tasks.
• Accept delegated technical responsibility for a limited phase of a scientific or an engineering program.
• Support engineers or scientists performing related phases of a program.
• Assist in study, development, testing and analyses of designs, processes or procedures relating to a limited phase of a group's function.
• Organize and accept responsibility for the accuracy of limited technical analyses, and evaluation of results using standard techniques and procedures.
• Make scientific, engineering and design calculations.
• May prepare project cost proposal in an assigned area.
• Assist in the preparation of technical manuals, reports and procedures.
• May advance technology within assigned area through the medium of patent disclosures, preparation and presentation of technical papers, articles and talks.
• Capable of developing, designing, fabricating, assembling, testing, calibrating, and deploying systems to meet unique complex technical challenges.
• Expected to deliver results in a timely and cost-effective manner.
• Understands and applies advanced knowledge of standard theories, concepts, principles, and techniques in engineering.
• Scope technical tasks and develop creative technical solutions to assigned problems.
• Accepts complex tasks and receives guidance and direction from senior professionals.