Battelle is currently seeking an Energetic Research Mechanical Engineer. This position is located Picatinny Arsenal NJ. Position is contingent upon award of work.
Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.
Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.
This is a full-time position. In general, the incumbent will design, analyze, test, manufacture and maintain munition, explosive and mechanical components and systems, and test equipment. Applies principles of engineering, physics, and materials science as well as an understanding of core areas including mechanics, kinematics, dynamics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, chemistry, life sciences and electricity along with tools like computer aided design and product lifecycle management to design and analyze munition and test systems and energetic manufacturing plants. Designs, develops and implements numerical methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics or Structural Mechanics analysis of high energy systems using advanced programing techniques. Among other tasks, conducts performance assessments of current energetic formulations and develops recommendations for improved formulations, with design configurations and integration into assigned munitions. Prepares work plans, risk assessments, hazard analyses, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and data packages for materials qualification. Develops test methods and conducts test result evaluation of energetic materials and non-energetic chemical compounds. Performs systematic studies of specific materials, devices, and processes for the transfer of commercially useful materials to weapon systems. Conducts demilitarization studies of new and existing munitions to ensure environmentally acceptable, safe, and economical disposal of surplus munitions Identifies concepts, procedures, and plans for the organized transfer of commercially useful materials, devices, processes, manufacturing methods, techniques, know-how, and related critical technology, related energetic materials.
Performs engineering research and analysis on a variety of mechanical and energetic components. Solves a range of problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures.
Performs assignments of moderate complexity by compiling and evaluating design and test data, preparing technical specifications, analyzing technical data to determine appropriate limits and variables for product, process or materials specifications.
Interprets, compiles and analyzes data collected and writes various technical reports.
Completes assigned project work within schedule and budget constraints.
Builds relationships with internal clients.
Contributes to IR&D studies.
Supports business development efforts led by others.
May oversee lower-level staff in extracting and preparing data for analysis.
THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with at least 2-5 years’ experience, or a Master’s degree in Engineering with 0-2 years of experience.
Proficient in using Microsoft Office tools: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Must be a US Citizen.
Successfully be authorized and issued a Government security badge.
Has the potential to receive a US Government Secret security clearance.
THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED
Experience in working with hazardous materials and processes, thermodynamic and high energy events.
The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department.
Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.
Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.
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