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Bethel Valley Procedure Writer

Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9323 



The Technical Support Services Group in the Safety, Engineering, and Support (SES) Section of the Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities Division (NNFD), within the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate (ISED), is seeking a Division Procedure Writer.  This position develops and maintains procedures, including adequate implementation of all requirements, for facilities and operations in Bethel Valley.  This position is responsible for developing/maintaining documents as requested and ensuring applicable requirements are met based on activity/document type.


Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop new and revised administrative and technical procedures that comply with applicable administrative program, safety basis, and nuclear criticality safety requirements, as applicable
  • Ensure procedures are technically adequate and written to a level of detail consistent with the qualifications and training of the expected users.
  • Lead verification and validation of draft technical procedures, as required.
  • Perform walk downs in process areas to ensure technical adequacy and accuracy of process and equipment information in technical procedures.
  • Interface with engineering and labeling personnel to ensure components associated with the operations correctly reflect the component descriptions called out in the procedure action steps, diagrams, system alignments, and checklists.
  • Research potential hazards and problems in performing activities by interviewing procedure users and identifying the consequences if the procedure is not performed correctly.
  • Participate on Job Hazard Evaluation teams to determine what hazard controls are required to implement the procedure.
  • Support the creation and maintenance of other documents including, forms, plans, and program description documents, as needed.
  • Support development of procedures/documents for other areas as assigned by ISED Document and Records Management Program Manager
  • Coordinate documents through review, approval, and distribution as well as additional required analyses based on document type (e.g., Job Hazard Evaluation for technical procedures)
  • Assist in conducting program self-audits/self-assessments, as directed
  • Maintain records and interface with records analyst to ensure applicable requirements are met


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2-4 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with procedure or other technical writing/editing


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with applicable requirements
  • Prior experience in a nuclear environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people having a wide range of technical and scientific backgrounds
  • Familiarity with Adobe Form Designer (previously known as Adobe LiveCycle)


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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