AREVA Engineer I - Uranium Conversion and Recovery (UCAR) in Richland, Washington


As a world leader in nuclear power, AREVA in North America (AREVA Inc.) combines U.S. and Canadian leadership to provide utilities with proven expertise and uncompromising dedication to safety in every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle, reactor design and construction, and operating services.

AREVA also invests in renewable energies to develop, via partnerships, high technology solutions. Through the complementary nature of nuclear and renewables, AREVA's U.S. and Canadian employees contribute to building tomorrow’s energy model: Supplying the greatest number of people with energy that is safer and with less CO2.


  • The AREVA Fuel Business Group: *

The Fuel Business Group combines activities associated with the conversion and enrichment of uranium and with the design and fuel production for nuclear reactors. The production capacities of the Group, one of the world's leaders in the sector, are undergoing modernization.

Uranium Conversion and Recovery (UCAR) :

The Uranium Conversion and Recovery (UCAR) product center is responsible for the conversion of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) to uranium dioxide (UO2) powder and the recovery of uranium from various scrap and waste streams to make UO2 powder. The powder is subsequently used in downstream processes to make fuel for commercial nuclear power reactors in the production of electricity. Numerous mechanical and chemical processes are utilized to accomplish these activities.

  • Job Description: *

  • AREVA is seeking an Engineer I for it's Uranium Conversion and Recovery (UCAR)* Operations in Richland, WA. This role under direct supervision, performs standard engineering work requiring application of standard established techniques and procedures to carry out tasks. Assignments involve responsibility for planning/conducting a complete task or portion of a larger project under direction of more experienced staff. Provides technical support related to planning, designing, analyzing, constructing and maintaining structures, systems and components. Provides engineering advice, as needed

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Performs standard engineering assignments typically in areas of design, development, analysis, evaluation, testing, preparation of specifications, execution of field tasks and resolution of field/process problems.

  • Receives assistance and instructions on unusual or more complex features and possible solutions, as needed.

  • May independently evaluate, select and apply standard technical techniques, procedures, and criteria using judgement in making minor adaptations and modifications.

  • Works on special projects, as directed.

  • Performs other related duties and tasks, as required.

  • Learns, understands, and directs chemical processes.

  • All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position. *

    • Engineer I * - Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology PLUS 0-2 years of engineering experience.
  • Basic knowledge of related engineering standards, techniques and criteria.

  • Good communication skills including the ability to comprehend and convey detailed technical data.

  • Ability to develop and maintain good interpersonal relationships.

  • Good problem identification/problem resolution skills.

  • Aptitude for continuous learning and improvement.

  • TRAVEL *

Sporadic - Domestic/International Travel (2%). There will be occasional travel to Europe (France and Germany primarily) and to other parts of the USA.  

AREVA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job: *DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Title: Engineer I - Uranium Conversion and Recovery (UCAR)

Location: NORTH AMERICA-Washington-Richland

Requisition ID: DES02702