Mechanical Engineer in Richland, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 1/30/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Richland, WA
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

VOLT’s client is looking for a Mechanical Engineer.

This is an estimated 12-month contract position in Richland, WA. This is offered through Volt Workforce Solutions. We are among the largest IT staffing companies in the US for contract/temporary and direct hire placements and support many of the top-rated IT companies in the US!


  • Provide technical leadership for the definition, implementation, and management of engineering programs and studies; or direction of personnel assigned to engineering disciplines or special programs. In addition, the position provides a strong and recognized technical resource for the solution of problems that go beyond the scope normally encountered. The position provides a broad scope capability based on extensive experience in the solution of engineering problems and practical applications in design, modification, and operation. Supervisory responsibilities are delegated by the managers as appropriate to the scope of the tasks.
  • Define, implement, and manage major engineering programs or discipline groups by providing required technical leadership and supervision with minimal guidance from management. Assure that engineering design work is properly prioritized and efficiently completed by supervising the work of the assigned engineering resources and assuring its technical quality and cost-effectiveness. Assure the technical adequacy of work performed in the discipline or engineering program by reviewing and approving design changes, calculations/analyses, and licensing documents as delegated by the manager.
  • Provide broad, in-depth technical guidance to discipline engineering personnel by active involvement in current engineering problems and efforts in consideration of many multidiscipline implications of work performed.
  • Provide engineering support to the project or plant by resolving complex system and component problems where broad system knowledge and integration of multiple factors is necessary.
  • Provide high-level review and control of plant technical issues by developing methods, plans, and procedures to accomplish special engineering studies or tasks.
  • Identify potential problems in design, quality, or operations and initiate corrective actions in accordance with the plant CR process.
  • Provide consultation on code/standards or licensing requirements as requested by preparing or reviewing and commenting on engineering and technical procedures and standards.
  • Develop state-of-the-art discipline engineering methods and practices as required to meet engineering goals, and establish a professional reputation within the company and industry via technical publications and professional society participation.
  • Emergency Response Organization (ERO) including being on-call (24/7) during your required team duty (2 weeks out of every 8 weeks).
  • 12-hour work shifts during outages as part of our overall Outage support (24/7) including Outage Command Center and Engineering Outage Center
  • Engineering duty cycle support (24/7) including call-out availability during your responsible duty assignment. (This is a shared responsibility across all engineering positions).


  • Mechanical engineer with a minimum of 10-year experience (State of Washington PE license is an acceptable alternative) with:
    • Proficiency in performing fatigue analysis for ASME III Subsection NB Class 1 components (Piping, Valves and Vessel), using ADLPIPE, Mathcad and ANSYS programs.
    • Developing detailed 3-D finite element models for any components for analysis per NB-3200 which will allow all six stress components to be extracted for subsequent use in the ASME Code Section III NB-3200 calculation and determining the cumulative usage factor. The stress analysis will include, stresses due to weight, pressure, seismic, thermal, applicable hydrodynamic, operational transients, and any other specified loads.
      Preparing detailed engineering calculation to develop and establish the design inputs and methodology for stress analysis per the requirements of the ASME Code Section III NB-3600 piping design, NB-3500 valve design, NB-3200 Design by Analysis and NB-3300 vessel design.
      Additionally, the ability to learn an EN proprietary code for heat transfer calculations of the range of temperature differences ΔT1, ΔT2, and Ta-Tb, which occurs during thermal transient.

Please note the following:

  • This is a W2 position.
  • Direct inquiries only.
  • No 3rd party submittals please.
  • This position is not available for Corp-to-Corp.
  • This position is not available for Associate Vendors.

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Our Recruiter will initiate a phone call to you and give you immediate consideration should your resume meet the job requirements.  Please rest assured that if your resume matches what is reflected in this job posting, you should receive a phone call from a Volt Recruiter to discuss this position with you. Volt has a talented and optimistic staffing team focused on the quality of your career.

Volt has over 60 years of staffing experience.  We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions.  We offer many direct hire full-time positions as well as many contingent/temporary positions.  We offer our Workers competitive pay and benefits, as well as educational programs and re-deployment assistance.

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Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.