Manufacturing Logistics Coordinator

Date: May 12, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 10739 


The Manufacturing Process Engineering Group within the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) seeks applications for a Manufacturing Logistics Coordinator with emphasis in the areas of mechanical fabrication, assembly, and inspection processes supporting multiple enrichment technology programs. 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 Manufacturing Process Engineering Group Leader.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will work with technicians, process engineers, quality control engineers, quality assurance staff, supply chain staff, and project managers to implement plans, procedures, and systems supporting the mission of manufacturing enrichment prototypes. This position requires excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a strong understanding of a broad range of manufacturing processes. This position’s responsibility will include:


  • Developing and ensuring execution of detailed schedules, work orders, manufacturing plans, quality & inspection plans, and inventory control of hardware
  • Tracking progress on projects, and scheduling/coordinating support from various programs and disciplines involved in project execution to ensure specific programmatic goals are met
  • Lab Space Manager of the assigned manufacturing lab
  • As needed, act as Technical Project Officer (TPO) to oversee all technical aspects of subcontracts for related component quality
  • Coordinate response to vendor non-conformances or systematic failures so they can proactively address and resolve at the appropriate level
  • Writes specifications and procedures to support hardware inspection and testing or equipment installation and testing
  • Proposes corrective actions to improve compliance with quality specifications
  • Maintains records of results and prepares reports
  • Plan and conduct work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation and application of contracts, technical specifications, regulations, and procedures
  • Assisting with the preparation of strategic plans, presentations, and technical documents and delivery of presentations as requested to internal or external audiences
  • Working with multiple functional and operational organizations to solve disposition-related problems involving capability, capacity, safety, and security.
  • This position will interface with support groups and customers to include production departments, engineering groups, system health managers, planning and execution assets to support the development of an integrated schedule and manage the schedule on a daily basis


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 5 years of related manufacturing experience
  • or a B.S. in another Engineering or Science/Technology field and a minimum of 7 years related manufacturing experience
  • Demonstration of manufacturing experience in an R&D and/or a production environment including familiarity with ES&H, production, quality assurance, supply chain, procurement/contracts, and maintenance
  • Experience with SOLIDWORKS or other 3D modeling and design software packages
  • Proven communication skills
  • A customer service focus and the ability to work within changing situations to meet short deadlines
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with the Microsoft Office products
  • Experience in Work Control is required. Strong grasp of issues related to performing maintenance and operations work in production areas to strengthen the interface between Maintenance and Operations.
  • Candidate must be motivated and able to perform work independently


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q 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
  • Machining and fabrication shop experience
  • Experience in investigation/analysis of events as well as a broad knowledge of ORNL requirements and processes related to ES&H, Production, Quality Assurance, procurement/contracts, construction/maintenance, and Security
  • Experience with supply chain management
  • Experience with creating and maintaining manufacturing processes
  • Experience in a Research & Development and/or testing environment


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 after offer.


Export control, clearance:  This position requires access to technology that is subject to export control requirements. Successful candidates must be qualified for such access without an export control license.


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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