Collaborate and participate in the design and development of specialized research and testing equipment and fabricate, assemble and install as approved. Machine or prepare samples/specimens/equipment of various materials to close tolerances, fine finishes, quality and standards required for laboratory testing and delivery to nuclear Customers. Provide technical support to engineering/scientific personnel with respect to planning, conducting and/or overseeing of test programs and conduct research and technical investigations related to NDT examinations and in-plant inspection of components, equipment and systems in the laboratory and at nuclear/fossil stations.
Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:
- Requires extensive practical hands on machinist experience and extensive knowledge of mechanical and machining principles, practices, procedures and theories relating to the methods of turning, milling, grinding, broaching, jigs and fixtures, including welding processes and blueprint reading.
- Requires knowledge of mechanical design principles that relate to the design and development of prototype apparatus and equipment for various experimental projects.
- Requires a basic knowledge of computer software for CAD drawings and CAM control software for CNC and EDM machines
- Demonstrated good verbal and written communication skills to deal effectively with colleagues and customers and prepare technical reports.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal and organizational skills to receive and provide information to customers.
- Experience in a precision machine shop
- Experience in utilizing machinery, power tools, quality standards, methods, procedures, practices and work routines
- Familiarity with NDE methods, procedures and equipment.
- Field work at Nuclear facilities may be periodically required as part of this job.
- Experience in setting up instrumentation, jigs and equipment for fabrication and testing
- Experience in carrying out a variety of tests in accordance with established procedures
- Requires experience to assist and participate in the design fabrication and technical support of test facilities, equipment and instrumentation.
- A period up to 5 years is considered necessary to gain this experience
- This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired by successful completion of grade 12 in a secondary, commercial or technical school plus 3 year course in the appropriate discipline (precision machining, tool & die or similar) at a College of Applied Arts and Technology, Polytechnical Institute, Community College or equivalent