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Instrumentation and Engineering Technician

Company: TerraPower
Location: Everett
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

TITLE: Instrumentation and Engineering Technician

LOCATION: Bellevue, WA and Everett, WA

TerraPower is a nuclear energy technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At our core, we are working to raise living standards globally. The essential factor? Energy. In 2006, Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries decided that the private sector needed to take action. They believed that business interests could develop a scalable, sustainable, low-carbon and cost-competitive energy source that would allow all nations to quicken their pace of economic development and reduce poverty. TerraPower's goal is to provide the world with a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy.

TerraPower, LLC was established to bring together the strengths and experience of the world's public and private nuclear energy sectors to develop a new generation of nuclear reactors that would responsibly meet growing energy needs around the globe. Its approach addresses the traditional shortcomings of nuclear power, in terms of safety, cost effectiveness, environmental soundness, and resistance to weapons proliferation.

TerraPower is 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. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Instrumentation and Engineering Technician

TerraPower, LLC. Is seeking a highly motivated EngineeringTechnician to support multiple research and development projects. You will act as a Technician assisting engineering scale laboratory testing activities, with the prime responsibility of supporting the various experimental campaigns.

In this role, you will independently perform a variety of technical tasks working with engineers, scientists, machinists, and other EngineeringTechnicians in helping to design, fabricate, assemble, and operate components, subassemblies, high temperature flow loops, vessels, piping and final assembly of prototypes and experiments. The preparation and layout of drawings, operation of sophisticated machinery and test equipment, as well as using sophisticated programs to collect and evaluate operating data is essential to conducting on-line adjustments to prototypes, instruments, or other equipment.

Your role will also include continual interfacing with a team of 10+ technical staff. You will support development of test equipment, instrumentation selection, data acquisition and control, testing activities, data analysis and documentation.

Responsibilities:

The following responsibilities (based on education and work experience) may be performed alone or as part of a team in the planning, design, fabrication, and testing of controlled experiments or prototype builds:



  • Support the design, procurement, fabrication, installation, troubleshooting and repair of engineering infrastructure and test equipment.

  • Assemble, build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair test systems or prototypes.

  • Set up or operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions.

  • Review and modify existing parts, assemblies, or systems to correct functional deviations.

  • Identify solutions to on-site technical design problems involving electrical systems equipment.

  • Evaluate engineering proposals, shop drawings, or design comments for conformance with established safety or design criteria.

  • Plan method or sequence of operation for developing or testing equipment.

  • Interpret test information to resolve-related challenges.

  • Recording of data, collection of test samples, and writing reports, reviews, and project summaries.

  • Establishing and maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships with customers and team members.

  • Perform day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.

  • Help with maintaining laboratory spaces, lab clean up and organization.

  • Assist in the development of testing procedures.

  • Follow applicable company, quality assurance, and testing procedures.

  • Repairing and maintaining electrical and mechanical equipment.

  • Monitor and adjust ongoing experiments and tests.

  • Logic/robotic control systems setup and programming experience (LabView a plus).



    Key Qualifications and Skills:



    • Minimum requirement for High School diploma; preference for associates degree and/or postsecondary technical training (such as Instrumentation and or Electronics technician).

    • Experience working in and R&D engineering laboratory a plus.

    • Experience with electronics and electrical systems up to 480VAC. Experience with multi-meter and oscilloscope.

    • Good trouble-shooting skills. Laboratory notebook recording skill a plus.

    • Understand basic temperature, pressure, and flow instrumentation.

    • Have some understanding of instrument calibration.

    • Have a basic mechanical assembly skills and use of standard hand tools.

    • Quality workmanship, attention to detail and accurate documentation required.

    • Able to follow procedures and work under general direction.

    • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of arms, legs, and moving your entire body including: climbing, lifting up to 50 lb, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

    • Experience with Swagelok components, tube fittings, installation and tube bending a plus.

    • Broad range of skills, such as welding, machining and fabrication, custom DAQ data acquision system and control system design (LabVIEW preferred), high temperature piping, alkali metal experience, cryogenic experience, lifting, rigging and handling experience (overhead crane), glovebox use, and Soldworks skills a plus.

    • Previous experience as an Instrumentation Technician, Engineering Laboratory Technician or Test

    • Technician in the Nuclear, Aerospace, Industrial, or Mechanical industries a plus.

    • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork.



      TerraPower's technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government. TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements. To facilitate TerraPower's export 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, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.

      Job Functions

      Job 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 be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.



      • Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)

      • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds

      • Repetitive work: Prolonged

      • Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work

      • Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of > 8 hrs./day

      • Travel required: 0-5%



        TerraPower's technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government. TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements. To facilitate TerraPower's export 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, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.

        Job Details

        Salary Range: $91,744 - $137,617
        Job Type: Full-time
        Benefits:



        • Competitive Compensation

        • Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments

        • Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits Medical



          • Vision

          • Dental

          • Life

          • Life and Disability

          • Gender Affirmation Benefits

          • Parental Leave



          • 401k Plan

          • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)



            • 21 days of annually accrued PTO



            • Generous Holiday Schedule



              • 10 paid holidays



              • Relocation Assistance

              • Professional and Educational Support Opportunities

              • Flexible Work Schedule



                *Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 - 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary band. Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected individual's qualifications and experience. This range is specific to Washington State.

                TerraPower Career and Benefits information: https://www.terrapower.com/contact-us/careers/



Keywords: TerraPower, Everett , Instrumentation and Engineering Technician, Engineering , Everett, Washington

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