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Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities Division Transportation Activity Owner

Date: Sep 1, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 6488 

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an opening for a Technical Professional Staff for the NNFD Facility Management Section as a Transportation Activity Owner.  In this role you will, under limited supervision, provide technical expertise in coordinating, screening, and directing radioactive material transportation activities as well as program ownership responsibilities in support of NSED research and isotope production.  This position reports to the Transportation and Asset Management Group Lead.



Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, participate in, and direct radioactive material transportation activities
  • Ensure radioactive material transportation activities are conducted in compliance with all applicable ORNL, DOT, and safety basis document requirements.
  • Generate, review, and maintain records related to radioactive material transportation activities to verify compliance to applicable requirements.
  • Act as nuclear facility manager for the radioactive material in transport.
  • Act as point of contact for information regarding all NNFD radioactive material transportation activities
  • Provide programmatic direction and funding to ensure NNFD research customer needs are met for radioactive material transportation needs.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS Degree with 7 or more years of relevant experience.  Degree must be in an engineering field or related science. 
  • Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of nuclear experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department Of Energy Q Level Clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. with 4 or more years relevant experience, or an MS degree with 7 or more years of experience
  • Active DOE Q Clearance
  • Familiarity with ORNL facilities and ORNL or commercially available radioactive material transportation shipping containers
  • Department of Transportation regulation knowledge


DOE Security Clearance Requirement:

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.


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.

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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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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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