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Principal Engineer

Company: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC
Location: Amargosa Valley
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) manages and operates the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Our MISSION is to help ensure the security of the United States and its allies by providing high-hazard experimentation and incident response capabilities through operations, engineering, education, field, and integration services and by acting as environmental stewards to the Site's Cold War legacy. Our VISION is to be the user site of choice for large-scale, high-hazard, national security experimentation, with premier facilities and capabilities below ground, on the ground, and in the air. (See for our unique capabilities.) Our 2,750+ professional, craft, and support employees are called upon to innovate, collaborate, and deliver on some of the more difficult nuclear security challenges facing the world today. In this environment, the best ideas need to be voiced and every opinion matters. As such, MSTS places great value on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is committed to a diverse and equitable workforce, with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, and perspectives.

  • MSTS offers our full-time employees highly competitive salaries and benefits packages including medical, dental, and vision; both a pension and a 401k; paid time off and 96 hours of paid holidays; relocation (if located more than 75 miles from work location); tuition assistance and reimbursement; and more.

  • MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.

    NNSS COVID-19 attestation requirements:
    MSTS is seeking a Principal Mechanical Engineer to support the Fleet, Fuel and Equipment (FF&E) Department, within the Critical Site Infrastructure Division.
    Key Responsibilities

    • Supporting and executing all FF&E Fleet and Equipment and assisting Facility Hoisting and Rigging Program activities at the NNSS and ensuring compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Department of Energy (DOE) H&R Standards, and Company documents.

    • Interacting frequently with all levels of Management throughout the site. Also interacting with SME counterparts throughout the complex to ensure the exchange of information with them.

    • Develop, and review critical lift plans throughout the site.

    • Devise solutions to highly complex technical problems of broad scope. Solutions may require resolving conflicting customer expectations and design requirements, utilizing unconventional technology and materials, and cross-disciplinary integration.

    • Coordinate complex projects including team members external to MSTS. Focuses on projects of substantial complexity and broad scope.

    • Interpret and adapt guidelines for specific cases.

    • Evaluate processes, procedures, and work instructions to improve performance.

    • Prepare work statements for complex subcontracts and procurements, evaluates bids, and makes recommendations for awards.

    • Serve as a consultant to less experienced engineers, providing practical advice on the implementation of solutions for H&R operations and lift plan writing.

    • Research the industry for the latest practices and standards and incorporate them into MSTS documents.

    • Assist in reviewing Subcontractor H&R Programs against the requirements.

    • Ensure processes and deliverables comply with laws, codes, orders, and MSTS policies and procedures.

    • Assist with the training department to develop education or training in Fleet, Equipment, and H&R.

    • In addition to fulfilling basic ESH&Q obligations:

    • Must address all aspects of safety in the design and execution of work.

    • Work may affect public health and safety.

    • Likely to act as a safety team lead.

    • May help formulate ESH&Q protocols.


      • Minimum Education and Experience:

      • Bachelor's degree in an engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering andTechnology (ABET) required for Civil, Mechanical and Electrical engineering degrees;

      • Or, Calculus-based STEM bachelor's degree in engineering;

      • Or, for Architects, Certification from the National Council or Architectural Registration Board(NCARB)

      • Or Professional Engineer license

      • Plus at least 9 years' relevant experience.Skill building experience must demonstrate either deeper technical specialization or additional cross-disciplinary knowledge; graduate research experience may be recognized.

      • Ability to interpret codes and standards applicable to the position.

      • Must exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others, and the ability to maintain constructive working relationships at all levels.

      • Effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to understand/explain technical concepts to non-technical personnel/customers/clients.

      • Proficient in Microsoft Programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

      • Proficient in CAD software.

      • The primary work location will be at the Nevada National Security Site (located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada). Working in the forward areas of the NNSS to support these functions.

      • Work hours for this position are 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday - Thursday (subject to change).

      • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

      • Must possess a valid driver's license.

        MSTS is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants offered employment with MSTS are also subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. In addition, Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship, at least 18 years of age. ReferenceDOE Order 472.2 ( , "Personnel Security". If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
        Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in10 CFR Part 707.4 ( , "Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites," will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, required to participate in subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference10 CFR Part 709 ( , "Counterintelligence Evaluation Program."
        MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.
        Annual salary range for this position is $113,443.20 - $173,097.60.
        Starting salary is determined based on the position market value, the individual candidate education and experience and internal equity.
        Posted Date18 minutes ago(5/22/2023 4:49 PM)
        Job ID2023-6078
        of Openings1
        Location : CityMercury
        Location : State/Province (Full Name)Nevada

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