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Enrichment Technology Research Support Specialist

Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 8474 


Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. We are seeking a Document Management Coordinator/Research Support Specialist who will support the Technical Support Services Group in the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED), Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate (ISED) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). ESED serves the nation in two critical areas: advancing enrichment technologies and exploring 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 (ORNL) to deliver groundbreaking advancements with a variety of applications, from national security to life-saving medical treatments. ESED is the national steward for the research, development, and demonstration of centrifuge technology. The successful candidate will provide support for research and development using principles of Integrated Safety Management (ISM) within a division that supports multiple projects and programs. The Technical Support Services Group provides division-wide services in support of the strategic advancement of science and technology focused on the research and development of prototype enrichment devices for processing uranium-bearing and stable isotope compounds.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will work with ESED line managers, quality assurance representatives, project/program managers, and staff to support the creation and maintenance of division documents including plans, procedures, instructions, design packages, drawings, and test plans and instructions supporting Enrichment Technology research and development activities. This position requires excellent communication skills, a clear writing style, and a thorough understanding of both ORNL and ESED projects’ quality assurance requirements. The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of division documents through review, approval, and distribution with additional responsibilities including routing documents for review and approval, tracking comments and resolutions, providing applicable distribution notifications, and ensuring documents are available for use.


Document Management Coordination Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the maintenance of Document Control procedures
  • Reserve and assign document numbers
  • Collaborate with Document Owners to coordinate the development (including formatting and technical editing), issuance, and distribution of new and revised documents
  • Manage the review of controlled documents, including facilitation of “round table” reviews
  • Receive, file, and maintain documents in approved data management systems
  • Organize design reviews, track reviewer comments and resolutions, and aid in the approval of project design deliverables
  • Maintain the location and version of controlled copies of ESED documents
  • Provide document management training and support to staff members for consistent group operation


The successful candidate will be required to effectively interact with various personnel and sponsors, both within and outside of ORNL. The ability to learn quickly and adapt to change is necessary. The candidate is expected to be able to work in a team environment with co-workers and management as well as perform independently. Excellent communication skills, including verbal, presentation, and writing skills are required.


As a member of the ORNL scientific community, the successful candidate will be expected to commit to ORNL’s Research Code of Conduct. The full code of conduct and a statement by the Lab Director’s office can be found here:


Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the development and control of technical documents and procedures
  • Technical writing/editing
  • Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance
  • Experience in creating or working to a formal change control process
  • 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:

  • Bachelor of Science degree
  • Active DOE Q clearance
  • Certification or training in document management and/or configuration management practices
  • Bachelor of Science degree
  • Experience with SBMS and the flow down of requirements (internal and external) into project documents to ensure compliance
  • Experience with SharePoint administration
  • Experience with Engineering change control processes
  • Experience with creating and maintaining project forms
  • Experience with Records Management for government contracts
  • Experience with the marking, handling, and storage requirements of sensitive documents (e.g.: OUO, ECI, UCNI, CRD, SRD) or previous experience as a Derivative Classifier/Reviewing Official
  • Experience in a Research & Development and/or testing environment
  • Working knowledge of Quality Assurance and product data management systems


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.

Benefits at ORNL:
UT-Battelle offers a quality benefits package, including a matching 401(k), contributory pension plan, paid vacation, and medical/dental plan options.  Onsite amenities include a credit union, medical clinic, cafeteria, and fitness facilities.




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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