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Reactor Design Intern

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Kairos Power


1mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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Off-cycle Internship



  • Kairos Power is seeking a highly motivated Mechanical Engineer with expertise relevant to mechanical design, 3-D modeling, and stress analysis. In this role, you will contribute to the engineering design and technology development programs for the FHR. The candidate should also have experience in solid mechanics, thermal and stress analysis, and computer aided design (CAD). Hands-on ability to work in machine shops is also desirable. 


  • Current student pursuing Bachelors or Masters of Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline
  • 1+ years of experience with CAD modeling and mechanical design
  • 1+ years of experience using analytical methods and FEA simulation to perform thermal and stress analysis is preferred
  • 1+ years of experience including industry internships or research laboratory is preferred
  • Knowledge of nuclear reactor theory, design, and operation is preferred
  • Experience working in machine shops is desirable
  • Hands-on experience with hardware design, fabrication, assembly, or testing is preferred
  • Familiarity with applicable codes and standards, such as ASME B&PV Section VIII Division 1 and 2, and Section III Division 5, is a plus
  • Experience with design of nuclear mechanical systems, such as remote maintenance, casks and shielding, is a plus
  • Combination of design, analysis and hands-on experience is preferred
  • Proven team player with excellent verbal, written communication/presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Prioritizes and ensures safety of one self and others
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage and transfer knowledge
  • Ability to seek different and novel ways to create efficiencies when working on problems, challenges and issues

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Assist developing mechanical design information, including functional requirements, for major FHR systems, structures, and components
  • Assist performing mechanical design tradeoff and optimization studies
  • Create and update CAD models for FHR systems, structures, and components
  • Create engineering drawings, including dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Perform static and dynamic calculations in common tools including Excel, Python, and MathCAD and/or perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to evaluate stresses due to seismic, thermal, and primary loads
  • Collect, review, and utilize test data for improving FHR systems, structures, and component designs
  • Maintain familiarity with applicable codes and standards such as ASME, ANSI, ASTM, and others
  • Provide regular presentation updates on internship work and progress
  • Develop engineering reports documenting calculations, design details or test results
  • Other duties as assigned


Work type

Full time

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