Mechanical Engineer - Glovebox design

Job ID 2020-2247
Job Locations
US-NM-Los Alamos
Regular Full-Time


Mechanical Equipment Engineer II



Merrick & Company is looking for an experienced Mechanical Equipment Engineer for Los Alamos, NM office to serve as a staff engineer on technology projects for the Department of Energy (DOE).  This group specializes in the design of prototype/one-off custom equipment, gloveboxes, hot cells, specialty research equipment and custom-designed, remotely-operated mechanisms for handling radioactive and hazardous materials. This is a full time position.


This position is located in Los Alamos, a small community located in the scenic high desert of Northern New Mexico. Los Alamos offers access to a wealth of outdoor activities, a family-friendly community, an excellent public-school system and a low crime rate. The ideal candidate will have a passion for designing custom solutions, mentoring a team, and the outdoor life style of Northern New Mexico.


Job Description

The Mechanical Engineer II will perform detailed design and analysis of custom equipment, individually and as part of design team. Typical equipment includes containment systems (gloveboxes, hoods), material handling equipment, small scale process piping & equipment, furnace systems, metal working systems (mills, lathes, rolling machines) and pressure vessels.


Scope/Key Responsibility

Follow regimented quality assurance / quality control procedures. Detailed design activities include preparation of fabrication drawing packages, equipment datasheets, fabrication specifications, procurement specifications, engineering studies, test plans, and detailed equipment sizing & qualification calculations.  Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality.  Responsibilities include coordinating / leading the detailed phases of a design and working directly with other engineering disciplines.


Required Experience

  • Minimum of four (4) years design engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated capability in the design of custom equipment and/or containment systems, development of design documentation including fabrication drawings, engineering analyses, strength of materials calculations, fabrication and procurement specifications and a basic knowledge in the selection of materials.
  • Proficient with 3D design software – (PTC Creo or ProE preferred)
  • Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Sciences in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET Accredited Program is required.  Engineering Technology degree will not be considered.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel).
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Applicant must be able to obtain a DOE clearance.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in glovebox ergonomics preferred
  • Familiarity with AutoCad a plus.
  • Experience in the DOE and DOD market segments a plus.
  • Local candidates preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • The job requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as but not limited to:  computers, phones, copiers, scanners, and plotters.


Additional information

Apply on line only. No e-mail, hard copy or third party resumes accepted.


Merrick, an employee owned company, offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes which includes; health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), unique work-life benefits, continuing education and training through the Merrick Learning Institute.


We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through excellent benefits and competitive salaries.


Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.


We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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