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Engineer - Failure Analysis

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Location: WILMINGTON, IL, United States
Organization: Exelon Power Labs
Job ID: 222741
Date Posted: May 18, 2020

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!

This position is primarily responsible for project leadership involving testing and component failure analysis at Exelon PowerLabs Wilmington, Illinois facility. Specifically, this position performs as an Electrical / Mechanical Engineering Project lead for oversight of component testing and failure analysis investigations for Exelon and commercial customers of Exelon PowerLabs. In addition to establishing test plans, issuing technical reports and approving test results, this individual must operate standard lab testing equipment and perform hands on testing.  

  • Provide in-depth technical expertise to develop, manage and implement engineering analysis, activities and programs.
  • Provide technical expertise and consultation through direct involvement to identify and resolve equipment and system problems.
  • Provide complete task management of engineering issues.
  • Perform engineering tasks as assigned by supervision applying engineering principles.
  • Accountable for the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of work ensuring proper configuration management and assuring that standard design criteria, practices, procedures and codes are used in preparation of plans and specifications.
  • Perform independent research, reviews, studies and analyses in support of technical projects and programs.
  • Recommend equipment, new concepts and techniques to improve performance, simplify construction, reduce costs, correct design or material flaws, or comply with changes in codes or regulations.
  • Provide electrical / mechanical engineering technical expertise to develop, manage and implement project test plans involving component failure analysis.
  • Perform laboratory testing and issue test reports in support of Exelon nuclear plant commercial grade component dedication testing and parts quality initiatives.

  • Issue accurate and complete technical reports for failure analysis projects. 
  • Complete assigned projects and work in a timely manner in accordance with requested due dates and internal department goals.

Possesses specialty skills and performs advanced tasks independently with minimal supervisory review. Performs engineering tasks independently and actively imparts knowledge to others. Must be able to manage and implement engineering analysis and technical programs. Has wide latitude to make technical decisions within accountabilities.


  • B.S. Degree in  electrical engineering or equivalent technical degree

    - 5 years of relevant technical experience

    - Excellent verbal and written communication skills   

    - Basic PC and computer operating skills. 


    -Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.


    -Strong analytical skills.


    -Solid performer for minimum of last 2 years


    -Has a valid driver's license and access to insured vehicle


    -Capable of obtaining and maintaining access to nuclear plant.




    -Familiar with use of standard electrical laboratory equipment.


    -Experience working with high voltage lab equipment such as: Impulse systems, Dividers and Resonance test sets.


    -Familiarity with IEEE standard 4 and IEC 60060-1/2


    -Previous mechanical or electrical component failure analysis experience


    -Familiar with design and function of standard power plant equipment such as valves, pumps, instrumentation, breakers and relays.


    -Possesses background knowledge of standard nuclear industry materials.  

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