Facilities Engineer 2
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331

Job Description

Facilities Engineer 2

Oregon State University

Department: Sch Nuclear Sci & Engr (ENS)

Appointment Type: Classified Staff

Job Location: Corvallis

Min Salary: $29.96
Max Salary: $45.97

Position Summary:
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Classification Title Facilities Engineer 2 position for the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU).

The School of Nuclear Science & Engineering (NSE) in the College of Engineering (CoE) at Oregon State University (OSU) has an active and vibrant research program that engages with many sponsoring agencies concurrently. There presently exist numerous large-scale thermal hydraulic experimental facilities with ranging conditions of operation and working fluids to support these sponsoring agencies through data collection and technology development. Further, the Marcum research group has additional thermal hydraulic experimental facilities which are presently under design and will be fabricated and installed for operation in the next year.

The Marcum research group is in search of a new and exciting role to support the immediate and sustained operations and maintenance of our existing and soon-to-be-installed facilities housed within the Radiation Center Building on OSU main-campus. This position is an important role for NSE and the Marcum research group to ensure these projects, and their respective infrastructure function reliably and consistently through the life of contracted research activities. We seek an individual who is effective and proactive at communicating and having inclusive conversations with the members of the Marcum research group that lead to mutually agreed-upon paths forward in solving facility troubleshooting issues, maintenance and operational logistics, calibration coordination and execution, and service contract development. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the work of 1-4 undergraduate students and collectively managing and monitoring all instrumentation calibration deadlines and activities for all Marcum research group thermal hydraulic test facilities including, but not limited to the Hydro-Mechanical Fuel Test Facility (HMFTF), the Transient Reactor Test Loop (TRTL), the Traveling Wave Reactor Loop (TWRL), the Naval Reactor Test Loop (NRTL), the OSU-SERTTA test loop, Sodium Corrosion Cracking Test (SoCCRATES) facility, and the Sodium Flow Investigation Experiment (SoFIE). The incumbent is responsible for conducting all activities while maintaining and complying with contractually obligated quality assurance requirements for a respective project and facility. They will work collaboratively with the lead researchers to identify strategic paths forward that continue to sustain and build on the research groups' national and international reputation as a leader in experimental thermal hydraulic research.

This important role is integral to the overall operations of the Marcum research group and we are excited for this member to be joining our community.

Summary of Benefits : https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/prospective-employee To calculate our Total Rewards Package use this link: https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/new-employees/benefits-calculator

Position Duties
Active support and advancement of University and College diversity, community, equity and inclusivity are fundamentally embedded into all of this position’s activities, both as a responsibility and an expectation.

50% Maintenance and Calibration
  • Maintenance, calibration, trouble shooting, design and installation of mechanical and electrical systems, including but not limited to structures, pumps, piping, valves, tanks, fasteners, data acquisition systems, limited energy electrical lines, and instrumentation directly related to safety, and both short- and sustained-operation of the Marcum research group thermal hydraulic test facilities.
  • Maintenance and calibration of a wide range of complex thermal hydraulic instrumentation, flow meters, thermocouples, pressure transmitters and transducers, level transmitters, power meters and their respective calibration instruments. This also includes maintaining comprehensive instrumentation repair, calibration, and traceability records for review by sponsoring agencies as required within the quality assurance program.

25% Designing, Building, and Installation
  • Designing, building and installing both new and replaced mechanical and electrical systems and connecting the Marcum research group thermal hydraulic test facilities to the necessary utilities located within their respective place of operation inside the Radiation Center Building.
  • Consulting with and seeking agreement by the collective Marcum research group research faculty regarding the design and performance specifications for all test facilities within the Marcum research group. This often includes the need to perform associated mechanical construction including the use of machine tools and welding equipment.
  • Coordinate with Network Administrator to resolve network compatibility issues with equipment or software.

10% Planning and Coordination
  • Develop and propose plans for system improvements and repairs, provide estimates, act as liaison with vendors, and oversee the installation and/or construction.
  • Create, update and maintain complete documentation (calibration reports, drawings, specification reports, etc.) as required by quality assurance program requirements.
  • Develop a comprehensive maintenance plan that extends across all Marcum research group test facilities and coordinate systems maintenance and repair with appropriate parties as needed.

5% Operating Test Facilities
  • Operating test facilities supporting the Marcum research group contract activities to troubleshoot faults, develop improved systems, or maintain the facilities operations. This duty includes the actual operating time, plus the need to successfully complete safety and operational training required within the quality assurance program to qualify as a test engineer and facility operator.

5% – Lead Work
  • Hires, oversees, and assigns student work as needed.

5% – Other Duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Two years of engineering experience and a Bachelor’s degree in either Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management Engineering, or Energy Management Engineering.

Additional Required Qualifications
  • Ability to design, fabricate, test, modify, and maintain experimental equipment that is both electronic and mechanical in function.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications
  • Licensed welder
  • Extensive Limited electrician license
  • Experience working under an ASME NQA-1 compliant or equivalent quality program

Working Conditions / Work Schedule
This position requires work under some hazardous working conditions including exposure to radiation, working with high voltages, working while on a ladder, working with power tools, and occasionally working in proximity to hazardous chemicals. May occasionally be called in after hours to help troubleshoot and solve systems problems that impact the sustained and or immediate operations of relevant thermal hydraulic facilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 03/17/2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.

Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.

For additional information please contact:
Name: Lizz Koch
Email: lizz.koch@oregonstate.edu

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit https://covid.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information about OSU’s plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/132501

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Preferred Years Of Experience:

2 Year(s)

Education Required:

4 Year Degree - BS

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Date Posted : 03/08/2023