Enrichment Technology Technician

Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 12765 

Overview:  

We are seeking an Enrichment Technology Technician who will focus on supporting research associated with the conceptualization, development, and deployment of enrichment technologies and systems. This position resides in the R&D Demonstration Group in the Enrichment Systems Fabrication and Demonstration Section, Enrichment Science and Engineering Division, Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

 

The Enrichment Science and Engineering Division serves the nation in two critical areas: advancing enrichment technologies and exploring enriched stable isotope production applications. The division leverages an elite staff of scientists, engineers, and technicians with 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.

 

As part of our team, you will work with other technicians, engineers, quality representatives, project managers, and other project staff to demonstrate the advancement of enrichment technologies. This position requires a balanced skillset across mechanical and dynamics system operations, process gas operations, ability to work to procedures and in research mode, and the troubleshooting of new technologies.

 

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Execute enrichment experiments in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Obtain Operator qualification
  • Monitor and perform trending analysis of experimental parameters
  • Under Lead Operator guidance utilize HMI and field controls to operate test bed support systems to include, but not limited to, process gas, vacuum, cryogenic, chilled water, thermal, mechanical, and electrical distribution
  • Assist in the response to system or unit abnormalities, diagnose the cause, and recommend or take corrective action
  • Utilize precision mechanical test and inspection equipment to verify component/system performance and integrity
  • Participate with installation, troubleshooting, replacement, decommissioning of systems and components
  • Maintain experimental data and log book records related to enrichment operations.
  • Support the development and review of procedures, instructions, reports, presentations, and qualifications
  • Ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health, and quality program requirements
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of laboratory values, ethics, and vision
  • Deliver ORNL’s mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace – in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.

Basic Qualifications:

  • AS or AAS degree in chemical, mechanical, nuclear, industrial engineering technology, and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience OR a High School Diploma and a minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
  • Experience with reactive gas systems, cryogenic systems/components, vacuum systems/components, HMI/PLC controlled systems/components, instrumentation, and associated mechanical and inspection equipment (e.g., leak detectors, RGA’s, etc.)
  • Familiar with office automation tools (such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases)
  • Inherent ambition to demonstrate the preferred ethical behaviors (e.g., integrity, honesty, accountability, trust, etc.)
  • Proven communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to constantly evolving needs.
  • Willingness to work shift work, flexible hours, and overtime as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOE Q clearance
  • Successful completion of the U.S Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program
  • Experience with DOE O 422.1, Conduct of Operations
  • Experience with DOE safety, security, and regulatory requirements
  • NQA-1 or ISO-9000 Quality experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory.

Special Requirements:

Physical Requirements:

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

 

Q clearance:

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.

 

Benefits at ORNL:

ORNL offers competitive pay and benefits programs to attract and retain talented people. The laboratory offers many employee benefits, including medical and retirement plans and flexible work hours, to help you and your family live happy and healthy. Employee amenities such as on-site fitness, banking, and cafeteria facilities are also provided for convenience. Other benefits include: Prescription Drug Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Contributory Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Disability Benefits, Generous Vacation and Holidays, Parental Leave, Legal Insurance with Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Wellness Programs, Educational Assistance, Relocation Assistance, and Employee Discounts.

 

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.

 

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

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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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.


If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.


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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