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Nuclear Facility Work Package Lead

Date: Dec 1, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9187 


ORNL is investing in our nuclear facilities to ensure the directorate goals are met and strategies are executed. To support and protect our assets we are hiring a Nuclear Facility Work Package Lead to develop and review nuclear facility work packages including written step-by-step work instructions, procedures, safety and testing requirements for the implementation and control of operations, maintenance, or modification work activities within NNFD.  A successful candidate in this technical role will utilize specialized knowledge in nuclear work package requirements and DOE guidance.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure all work package standards are met per DOE G 433.1-1A as well as local requirements
  • Utilize a graded approach and determine applicability whereby any work that could affect the operation of a Category 2 or 3 Nuclear Facility is Grade 1 requiring a work package with proper content
  • Prepare, review and issue nuclear facility equipment and/or system modification work packages.
  • Review and interpret various engineering, design, technical and vendor prints, drawings, schematics, documents, diagrams and specifications to ensure sufficient information to produce work packages for repairs, projects, and modifications.
  • Perform physical walkdown of the area or system to identify potentially hazardous conditions or configuration anomalies
  • Provide work control package technical review for quality and consistency as well as provide work guidance and instruction to other work control personnel in a lead or coordinating capacity.
  • Develop step-by-step instructions for the work activity
  • Prepare or review instructions for the isolation, containment or de-energization of various mechanical, physical, electrical, chemical energy systems or radiological sources according to established procedures, DOE orders and regulations relating to minimization of potential hazards.
  • Perform supporting functional activities including permit development, testing requirements, documentation generation, records management, and database information management.
  • Coordinate the integrated discipline of work packages to ensure involvement of the appropriate persons and the proper sequence of carrying out the work
  • Work Package Closeout - Review completed work packages for proper documentation, post-maintenance testing, safety hazards encountered, feedback, possible changes to the PM program, and equipment history update.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Direct experience in the operation, support, or maintenance of nuclear facilities


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recognized industry certification such as CMRP, CRL, CFM, RMIC
  • Experience in maintaining assets in a nuclear facility and familiarity with Directive DOE G 433.1-1
  • NNFD Task Lead Qualified


Special Requirements:


Q or L 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:  

UT Battelle offers an exceptional benefits package to include matching 401K, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation and Medical / Dental plan. Onsite amenities include Credit Union, Medical Clinic and free Fitness facilities. For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at



UT Battelle offers a wide range of relocation benefits for individuals and families to make it easier to come and work here. If you are invited to interview, please ask your Recruiter about relocating with ORNL.




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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