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Welding Engineer - (Engineer I)-ENG03193
AREVA is seeking a Welding Engineer. This qualified individual will:
Perform welding engineering support including design specification, technical requirements, follow fabrication, assembly, and qualification testing of specialized components for maintenance and repair activities at commercial nuclear power plants.  You will work in teams to develop custom, first-of-a-kind (FOAK) repair and plant modification solutions and to coordinate between component suppliers and analytical engineers to allow AREVA to deliver a turnkey solution.  Activities include:
  • Code interpretation
  • Utilizing customized welding systems to perform field repairs and component replacement installations
  • Component fabrication
  • Procedure and personnel performance qualifications
  • Developing and qualifying remote welding process
  • Design welding repairs (dissimilar metal welds, narrow groove welding, higher alloy based materials used in nuclear plants, low alloy steels, austenitic stainless steel, low alloy steel)
  • Code material procurement
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Adapting off-the-shelf and customized components for welding systems (off-the-shelf, modified off-the-shelf and first-of-a-kind designs)
  • Supporting resolution of welding questions from other AREVA organizations
  • Welding support for next generation reactor designs
After work you will enjoy all that Central Virginia has to offer.  From beautiful Smith Mountain Lake to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains you can hike, mountain bike, snowboard and water ski to your hearts content.  You'll avoid the traffic hassles of a major city, while being in driving distance to many of the major cities, beaches and attractions along the mid-Atlantic coast.  Take in a minor league baseball game or one of the many festivals in the region.  Our Young Generation Nuclear group hosts numerous social and professional development events. 
AREVA NP is dedicated to the design and construction of nuclear power plants and research reactors, instrumentation and control, modernization and maintenance services, components manufacture and the supply of nuclear fuel.
The Welding Services Unit (WSU) is part of the Component Replacement and Repair (CR&R) Department within the Nuclear Services Business Unit.  The unit consists of the Component Repair Design, Welding Engineering, Project Engineering and Project Welding Engineering groups. The WSU is responsible for component repair designs, installation procedures, and welding engineering support for all CR&R projects (Reactor vessel (RV) Control Rod Drive Mechanism nozzle repairs, Bottom Mounted Nozzle modifications, pressurizer nozzle repairs, structural weld overlays, control element drive mechanism canopy seal welding and replacement of steam generator, RV head, and pressurizers) and on occasion to outside company organizations, welding process development, repair contract project engineering, Steam Generating Team project welding engineering technical, administrative and field operations support.
With manufacturing facilities in 43 countries and a sales network in more than 100, AREVA offers customers reliable technological solutions for CO2-free power generation and electricity transmission and distribution. We are the world leader in nuclear power and the only company to cover all industrial activities in this field.

Our 71,000 employees are committed to continuous improvement on a daily basis, making sustainable development the focal point of the group's industrial strategy.

AREVA's businesses help meet the 21st century's greatest challenges: making energy available to all, protecting the planet, and acting responsibly towards future generations.
AREVA supports a safety conscious work environment and nuclear safety culture by aggressively promoting the identification and correction of safety issues and fostering a conservative decision making environment that drives nuclear safety. 
All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity.  Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.
  • BS Degree in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, Metallurgy, Materials Science or related degree program
  • 0-1 year engineering experience
  • Flexible and willing to work on one project or juggle multiple projects and prioritize work
  • Fundamental computer skills (Word, Excel)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including technical writing
  • A pro-active approach to problem identification and resolution
  • Ability and attitude to learn a variety of new procedures, processes, and tools, while maintaining various stages of production
  • Ability to work well in a high paced atmosphere
  • Ability to travel to plant sites in the spring and fall to support site outage work (1-3 weeks at a time) and occasional trips for walkdowns, training and/or meetings with customers
  • Available to start work by June 2011
The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.
  • MS Degree in Welding Engineering will also be considered
  • Co-op, Intern or work experience, preferably in the nuclear industry
  • Competent in computer graphics, scheduling, etc. would be very beneficial
  • A working knowledge in welding metallurgy in the area of nuclear pressure vessel materials 
  • Experience with interpretation and application of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • Experience with interpretation and application of the AWS Structural Welding Code
  • Available to start work before June 2011
You will participate in one field deployment for 2 to 3 weeks during each year.
We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.   AREVA recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. 
Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Join AREVA today, revolutionize the energy industry and energize your future!

Please apply here
Job Title Welding Engineer
Post Details
Category Trades
Posted By Areva
Location Lynchburg
Location Virginia
Job Type Full-time

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