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Hot Cell Operations Technician

Date: Sep 7, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 8989 

Overview: 

The Isotope Processing and Manufacturing Division (IPMD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a Hot Cell Operations Technician to support operations and isotope production missions at building 7920.  The specific need for this position is for a 12-hour rotating shift radiochemical operations and processing technician.  The primary responsibility of the Technician is to ensure that all research and operations work is completed in a safe and compliant manner to meet established program goals within time and resource restrictions.  This is accomplished by assisting the 7920 Operations Shift Supervisor and ensuring that all work is performed in accordance with applicable Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities Division (NNFD) and IPMD division work control, change control, procurement, fabrication, and testing requirements.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist R&D staff in processing operations including dissolution, separation, purification, recovery, and preparation of radioisotopes
  • Provide support to research and development, testing, and field application of equipment and research and development of processes for combining/separating chemicals, compounds, and related products and materials using principles and technology of chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering and related sciences
  • Assist IPMD supervision in completing the assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Assist in identifying potential problems, recognizing unexpected results, and troubleshooting some of the more complex operational problems
  • Obtain qualification as a Hot Cell Operations Technician in accordance with DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Qualification, and Training Requirements for DOE Facilities
  • Use tele-manipulators and specialized hot cell processing equipment
  • Prepare clear and accurate documentation (check sheets, data sheets, logs, forms) for any work done
  • Keep work areas in a safe, clear, and orderly condition
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the IPMD managers/supervisors
  • Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate of Science Degree in a technical field with a minimum five years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related technical field
  • This position requires Rad Worker II training (trained in-house after hire) 
  • A demonstrated ability to work safely in accordance with ES&H standards and procedures
  • The ability to perform tedious tasks requiring extensive manual dexterity and eye/hand coordination

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work as an active and contributing team member
  • Ability to manage time and work independently with minimum oversight, and accomplish multiple tasks in a complex environment with attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory 
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs
  • Excellent organizational skills

 

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

 

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.

 

For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at jobs.ornl.gov.

 

This position is a full-time staff position.
 

Special Requirements:

 

Physical Requirements: Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required for external candidates after offer.

 

Q or L clearance: This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy.  However, all qualified applicants will be considered regardless of their current clearance status. 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.

 

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 https://www.ornl.gov/directorate/isotopes 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.

Relocation:
Moving can be overwhelming and expensive.  UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process.  Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions.  If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.
For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at 
https://jobs.ornl.gov.

 

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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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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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