Lead Fast Reactor Co-Op

Requisition Number:  9030
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15235

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

Project Summary:

The Lead Fast Reactor (LFR) project aims at developing Westinghouse’s next-generation high-capacity Nuclear Power Plant. The sub-project within LFR where student assistance is sought is “Characterization and Qualification of LFR materials.”  Here, assistance is sought in planning, setting up, and running high-temperature creep tests on stainless steels and advanced alloys, and analytically investigate the creep behavior of these materials in LFR applications.


Student Role/Expectations:

-             Analytical work in support to the design of material characterization experiments,

-             Assistance in mechanical testing equipment identification and procurement,

-             Assistance in experiment setup,

-             Assistance in conducting experiments,

-             Development of documentation


Preference of major/concentration

Materials Science Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


Work Location preference

Churchill, PA – mainly in person, with occasional remote work

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting http://www.westinghousenuclear.com.

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