Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
30+ days ago



Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a skilled and innovative Mechanical Designer III to join our dynamic team. As a Mechanical Designer at ORNL, you will have the opportunity to work on groundbreaking research and development projects, collaborating with world-class scientists and engineers to advance scientific discoveries and technological advancements.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with researchers, engineers, and fellow designers to develop mechanical designs and solutions for scientific instruments, prototypes, and experimental setups.
  • Use Creo Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to create detailed 3D models and drawings for manufacturing, assembly, and fabrication purposes.
  • Perform some design analysis and optimization independently, then seeks peer review of results.
  • Prepares clear, complete, and accurate working plans and detail drawings from layouts, rough or detailed sketches, electronic databases, or written or verbal instructions.
  • Checks with senior design staff to ensure that detail drawings comply with engineering codes and drafting standards
  • Participate in personal development to continually build/refine skillset.
  • As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director's office can be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity
  • Deliver ORNL's mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace - in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.

Basic Qualifications:
  • An associate degree in an engineering related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in mechanical design and engineering.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered (a high school diploma with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience or a bachelor's degree in an engineering related field).
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD software (e.g., Creo, SolidWorks, or similar) and experience creating 3D models and technical drawings.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in Creo CAD and Windchill PDM/PLM software.
  • Experience working with ASME Y-14.5 Dimensioning & Tolerancing standards.
  • Knowledge of various manufacturing techniques and their associated tolerance capabilities/limitations.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and complete design packages which have resulted in successful product launches.
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, with the ability to identify and resolve design challenges.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Awareness of various manufacturing techniques and their associated tolerance capabilities/limitations.
  • Experience in the research or scientific community.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Working at ORNL:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest U.S. Department of Energy science and energy national laboratory, conducting groundbreaking research in various fields, including materials science, nuclear energy, and biological systems. As an employee at ORNL, you will have access to pioneering facilities, a supportive and inclusive work environment, and opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.

Join our versatile team of scientists and engineers and contribute to groundbreaking research and innovation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Apply today!

If you have difficulty using the online application system or need an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please email: ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov or call 1.866.963.9545.


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Job ID: 72534321

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