This position directly supports the Testing Supervisor. The Test Program Specialist is responsible for developing and executing test programs that support the design, certification, manufacture and commercial deployment of the NuScale SMR. Test programs conducted provide technology maturation and risk reduction, technology demonstrations, software validation, and environmental qualification of reactor structures, systems, components and instrumentation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plans, develops and executes various types of test programs including proof-of-concept, component, performance, functional, compliance, reliability and environmental qualification.
Participates in cooperative and collaborative efforts among members of small project teams with responsibility for results.
Assists with test planning, development and review of test specification, approval of supplier test procedures, oversight of test execution, data review and data acceptance.
Manages small projects and oversees test project progression through supplier evaluation, contract execution, design, implementation, testing, reporting, data acceptance, and contract close out.
Assists with test program budgets, schedules, resource requirements, statements-of-work, requests for quote, test specifications and test reports.
Reviews design drawings, sketches, schematics, procedures, results, reports and documentation.
Assists withtest hardware design reviews for small projects and resolves comments stemming from these reviews.
Participates in and develops plans for supplier audits, supplier surveillances and NRC inspections.
Analyzes test data and supports software development and validation efforts that utilize test data.
Enforces stringent NQA-1, 10CFR50 Appendix B and 10CFR Part 21 quality requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
CORE COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate competencies in performing the essential functions of this position by performing satisfactorily in each of these competencies.
Problem solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and reviews information appropriately. Uses own judgment and acts independently; seeks input from other team members as appropriate for complex or sensitive situations.
Oral/written communication: Listens carefully and speaks clearly and professionally in all situations. Edits work for accuracy and clarity. Is able to create, read and interpret complex written information. Able to develop strong interpersonal networks within the organization.
Planning/organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities, organizes personal and project timelines and deadlines, tracks project timelines and deadlines, and uses time efficiently.
Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent interruptions, changes, delays, or unexpected events. Working on a test facility will require periodically working non-standard shifts.
Dependability: Consistently on time and at work, responds to management expectations and solicits feedback to improve performance.
Safety and security: Observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.
MINIMUM SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES:
Education: A minimum of a B.S. degree in Mechanical, Nuclear or Chemical Engineering from a four year accredited college or university. An advanced degree with a focus in thermal-hydraulics is preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years of full-time engineering experience in developing and managing testing programs for fluid, mechanical or electro-mechanical hardware or devices is required. Demonstrated project management skills is preferred. Professional Engineer (PE) license is preferred. An advanced degree may be considered in lieu of full-time working experience.
Industry Requirements: Eligible to work under Department of Energy 10 CFR Part 810.
Quality Assurance: Demonstrated understanding and implementation of quality assurance regulations, standards and guidelines of 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, 10 CFR 21, and NQA-1.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to understand and communicate clearly using a phone, personal interaction, and computers.
Ability to learn new job functions and comprehend and understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately in a rapidly evolving environment.
The employee frequently is required to: sit and stand; walk; bend; use hands to operate office equipment; climb ladders; use hands to operate hand tools, and reach with hands and arms.
Ability to travel nationally and locally using common forms of transportation.
Ability to lift 15 to 20 lbs. packages.
Disclaimer: Employee(s) must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employee(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all employees in this classification.