Job was saved successfully.
Job was removed from Saved Jobs.

Job Details

Argonne National Laboratory

Principal Mechanical Engineer




Full Time

On Site


Lemont, Illinois, United States

Conduct research on advanced engine combustion development, ignition systems, and fuel properties as part of multi-disciplinary, multi-laboratory teams. Plan and perform complex experiments, data analysis, and report results on single- and multi-cylinder engine test platforms.

Position Requirements

  • Knowledge and skills in internal combustion (IC) engine theory of operation, in particular, advanced combustion strategies, fuel effects on IC engine combustion, and experimental engine research techniques including collection and analysis of experimental engine data.

  • Knowledge of engineering concepts and procedures.

  • Strong oral and written communications.

  • Skills in working in a research environment.

  • Knowledge of prime mover technologies, energy use, and life-cycle environmental impacts.

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Job Family

Research Development (RD)

Job Profile

Mechanical/Civil Engineering 3

Worker Type


Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis. Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements. Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.