Materials engineer (Senior Materials Scientist)
Business: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)
Business Address: 286 Plant Road, Chalk River Ontario K0J 1J0
Title of Position: Materials engineer (NOC 2142)
Terms of employment: Permanent, full time
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $109,500 - $136,800 per year
Language of work: English
Benefits: Eligible for merit increases in accordance with company policy. Also includes Health, Dental, Vision, Supplementary and Basic Life Insurance, Disability Benefit, Pension Plan, Relocation allowance.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location of work: Chalk River ON
Contact Information: Katie Sutherland, Talent Solutions Advisor
Telephone Number: 613-584-3311
By Mail: 286 Plant Road Chalk River Ontario K0J 1J0
Fax Number: 613-584-1996
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The Materials & Mechanics Branch performs metallurgical examinations, material surveillance and cracking experiments of irradiated and un-irradiated reactor materials. The capabilities of the branch include failure analysis, fracture mechanics, delayed hydride cracking, environmentally assisted cracking and material surveillance. As a member of the Materials and Mechanics Branch, the selected candidate will work with a team of experienced Professional and Technical staff responsible for R&D, principally in the area of nuclear reactor material. This will involve the development of test programs through participation in industry-wide working groups. Programs will include testing of removed reactor components as well as development and testing of laboratory‑controlled specimens. In addition, he/she is expected to enhance the fundamental understanding of material properties for irradiated materials. Most of the work will include participation in contract R&D for third parties. As such, the candidate will be expected to work with industry groups to confirm, expand or revise the property databases used in reactor fitness‑for‑service guidelines.
- Define the mechanical testing of irradiated pressure tube and other nuclear reactor materials,
- Perform metallurgical failure investigation of reactor components,
- Define the mechanical testing of unirradiated materials,
- Development of new material testing concepts,
- Establish the required measurement parameters including calibrations and acceptance criteria for testing,
- Lead complex research projects in the area of material science,
- Supervise junior engineering and technical staff,
- Evaluate the mechanistic understanding of materials (metals) behavior,
- Prepare various technical documents, including test reports and assessment reports, analysis reports,
- Project management of research projects,
- Overall technical responsibility for various aspects of pressure tube surveillance work,
- Provides novel solutions to problems,
- Resolves complex multi-disciplinary problems,
- Influences company’s strategic technical direction,
- Other duties as assigned by the Branch Manager or Section Head.
- PhD in Materials Engineering or Material Science from a university of recognized standing.
- Or membership in an engineering or scientific professional organization authorized by statute to establish qualifications for membership in that organization.
- A minimum of 12 years of experience is required in some combination of material science, failure investigation, stress corrosion cracking, fracture mechanics, material modelling, experimental techniques and laboratory management.
- A minimum of 10 years of industry experience as a metallurgist in the Light Water Reactor industry (pressurized water reactor or, boiling water reactor) is essential.
- Experience in failure analysis of nuclear reactor components and long-term material ageing issues of light water reactor systems and components is required.
- A strong knowledge of mechanical testing, corrosion, fatigue, stress corrosion cracking, or welding is required.
- Knowledge in fractography, weld microstructures, ferrous metallurgy and nickel alloys would be an asset.
- Should have the experience in managing technical projects and supervise junior engineering, technical, and administrative staff.
- Experience in design/development of new experimental method/ test rigs for material testing would be an asset.
- Experience with testing of irradiated materials would be an asset.
- Experience using advanced characterization tools such as FIB, TEM, EBSD, nano-indentation would be an asset.
- General knowledge of zirconium alloys would be beneficial.
- Knowledge of the nuclear design codes & standards (ASME, CSA) would be an asset.
- Good organizational and work planning skills is essential.
- Strong negotiation and communication skills to manage and motivate a team of professional and technical staff.
- Ability to work in a team environment, maintains a clear focus on team goals, and establishes good rapport with groups and individuals of many diverse professions.
- Skilled in preparation of cost estimates for research projects, and management of projects including scope schedule and budget management. Familiarity with preparing and executing commercial proposals would be beneficial.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Demonstrated publication history.
CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.