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Engineering Technician

Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9329 


The Prototype Manufacturing Group within the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) seeks  

applications for an Engineering Technician position to support multiple enrichment technology programs. This is an entry level position and the candidate should be willing to learn and perform a variety of processes to include component fabrication, assembly, and inspection processes . The Enrichment Science and Engineering Division serves the nation in two critical areas: advancing enrichment technologies, and exploring enriched stable isotope production and applications. The division leverages an elite staff of scientists and engineers with the world-leading capabilities of Oak Ridge National Laboratory to deliver groundbreaking advancements with a variety of applications, from national security to life-saving medical treatments. This position reports to the Prototype Manufacturing Group Leader. The selected candidate will work with technicians, engineers, quality representatives, project managers, and other project staff to provide best-in-class manufactured goods to support project activities. This position requires a basic understanding of precision manufacturing, mechanical fabrication, mechanical drawings, interpretation of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, metrology, and quality control techniques.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fabrication and assembly of a variety of parts utilized in enrichment technology systems.
  • Performing limited chemistry lab activities to include sample preparation, testing and data collection
  • Executing tasks per detailed schedules, work orders, manufacturing plans, quality & inspection plans, and inventory control of hardware and materials
  • Utilizing engineering and/or shop drawings for parts to be fabricated
  • Communicating clearly with designers and engineers to create/improve engineering drawings for both product and tooling
  • Understanding and being able to apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per ANSI Y14.5
  • Maintaining or improving manufacturing processes
  • Working effectively in a collaborative environment to meet project milestones and deliverables


Basic Qualifications

  • An Associate of Science degree in a science or engineering discipline, and a minimum of 2 years of related work experience.  A comparable combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Proven communication skills, both written and verbal
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Active DOE Q clearance
  • Experience with work control in an R&D environment
  • Demonstration of precision manufacturing experience in an R&D and/or a production environment
  • Experience related to programs or research involving isotope enrichment technologies
  • Understanding and being able to apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per ANSI Y14.5
  • Experience working under a Quality Assurance Program (NQA-1, ISO9001, AS9100, or similar)


Physical Requirements:

Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required after offer.


About the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate (ISED):
Established in 2020, the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate is strengthening Oak Ridge National Laboratory's leadership in isotope production and enrichment technology innovation. ISED is guiding the Lab's pursuit of the fundamental science and technology that broadens the application of isotopes for energy, environmental, medical, and national security purposes. These efforts are made possible through the High Flux Isotope Reactor, the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, ORNL's other nuclear facilities, and an assemblage of world-leading scientists and engineers.  Please visit for more information about ISED.

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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.

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