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Engineer, Hoisting & Rigging

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Job Title: Engineer, Hoisting & Rigging
Grade: 220/230
Org: Materials & Fuels Complex
Contact: [email protected]

Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (MFC Site, 4x10 Schedule)

Mission/Vision Statement: Empowering the Nation's Energy Future
Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure
Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Materialsand Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seekingapplicants for an individual who will specialize in hoisting and rigging (H&R)Engineering of systems and equipment used to lift various payloads in supportof nuclear facility operations and research & development activities. Thisalso includes developing and maintaining a manual material movement (MMH) programand its related activities at MFC. The position will be organized within theFacility and Systems Engineering Department within the Engineering Division.

INL isrecognized as the lead national laboratory for DOE-NE, providing much of thenuclear research, development, and demonstration capability needed to movenuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination ofpersonnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to performresearch and development of nuclear fuels from fuel design, development andfabrication through post irradiation analysis.

The successfulcandidate will be the assigned System Engineer for H&R and MMH activitiesat MFC. In this role the engineer will applyengineering knowledge, practice and techniques in support of assigned systemsand components and be responsible to ensure continued operational readiness ofassigned system and components in support of ongoing operations and research. Technical understanding of thedesign requirements, system performance criteria, physical configuration,operation, testing, and maintenance of assigned systems and components is key. Functions,qualifications, required and preferred skills of the position are:

Perform System Engineer responsibilitiesfor H&R at MFC, systems include; mobile cranes, overhead cranes and hoists,forklifts, below-the-hook lifting devices, portable automotive lifting devices(PALD), wire rope, synthetic and round slings, and rigging accessories

Perform System Engineerresponsibilities for MMH at MFC, systems include; pallet jacks, lift tables,duct jacks, equipment dollies, hydraulic toe jacks, etc.

Responsible for thedevelopment, review and approval of lift plans in support of H&R and MMH operations

Additional system engineerduties include; interface with designengineering and operations, review/check engineering documents, oversee associatedmanufacturing activities, and assure assigned systems are configuration managedper INL standards

The position requiresfrequent walk downs and personal involvement in H&R and MMH evolutions inthe field ensuring tasks are performed safely and in compliance with OSHAregulations, DOE Standards and applicable ASME safety standards

Perform assessments of MMHand H&R activities occurring at MFC, and provide recommendations (asapplicable) for continuous improvement

H&R operations at MFC include remotehandling activities in nuclear hot cells and glovebox applications in additionto normal lifting operations

Provide engineering designand system support in the development of unique lifting fixtures and equipment fornormal and remote handling operations including design and structural analysisresponsibilities

Lead, perform and assistwith H&R and MMH equipment activities including; development, procurement, fabrication, testing,inspection and implementation per INL procedure

Ensure nationally recognizedASME B30 consensus standards are utilized for design, procurement, andinspection activities

Responsible to ensurecompliance with DOE-STD-1090, “Hoisting and Rigging”

Responsible for engineering support of allH&R and MMH activities including nuclear material lifts at MFC

Ensure reliability of H&R and MMH systemsby defining maintenance condition monitoring needs, developing Preventive MaintenanceJustifications (PMJ’s) and Corrective Maintenance actions as needed

Coordinate design, modification and maintenanceof ancillary H&R equipment (including specialized lifting fixtures, riggingtackle, etc.)

Work with Industrial Safety andsponsoring organizations to determine appropriate H&R and MMH equipment forvarious lifts and equipment movements and develop safe operational procedures

Work with organizations suchas maintenance to verify adequacy of specialized lifting fixtures through loadtests

Support operationalprocedure development, physical operations, and development of lift plans for materialhandling activities

Support INL Operations andTraining departments in the development of H&R and MMH handling practices

Support training andqualification of H&R technician and maintenance personnel

Actas the MFC Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) for H&R addressing questions,concerns and issues that arise at MFC associated with H&R and coordinatingwith the H&R Company

SubjectMatter Expert (SME)

Serve as a member on the INL H&R committee and/or the MMHcommittee for interface with the company wide SME’s

Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) "L" Security Clearance

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 5 years of relevant experience or Master's Degree and 3 years

Required Skills:
  • Ability to design, analyze, and evaluate mechanical systems
  • Ability to communicate with operations, engineering, nuclear safety, maintenance, and programmatic personnel both verbally and through written products
  • Ability to identify and execute engineering work tasks such as design efforts, maintenance activities and operating written instructions
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage engineering work
Preferred Skills:

  • Experience performingengineering functions with respect to design, development and operations with H&Rand MMH systems/equipment
  • Experience performingengineering functions with H&R and MMH equipment (includes maintenance,inspection and testing of H&R and MMH equipment
  • Formal H&R and/or MMHtraining
  • Professional Engineering License(not required)

Selective Service Requirements

To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or must have registered) with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see

Employee Job Functions

Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities: standing-prolonged, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, fine motor control (hands), lifting ability-50 lbs. max, exertion-minimal
Special Senses: visually demanding work, near vision, basic color discrimination, audio alarms, ability to smell
Work Conditions: stairs, radiation work, machine/electrical hazards, typing/keyboard, >8 hrs./day
Certification Exams: testing designated position (tdp)

Please Apply Before:
August 22, 2019 (Midnight, MST)
Environmental, Safety and Health Statement
Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.
Other Information
When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL Overview
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With over 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area
Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and
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