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Technical Procurement Engineer

Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 8373 

Overview: 

We are seeking a Technical Procurement Engineer to support the Plasma Enrichment Research and Engineering (PERE) group in the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) – Stable Isotope Research and Processing Section (SIRP) to support procurement activities driven by the continued growth and advancements in plasma based isotope separation. The technical procurement engineer will support the numerous complex procurements required to scale up stable isotope production capacity as well as continued research activities and prototypes.

ESED is the national steward for the research, development, and demonstration of enrichment technologies.  ORNL is a recognized leader in centrifuge and electromagnetic enrichment technology.  We are the stewards and dispensary of the nation’s stable isotope inventory and have a legacy dating to the late 1940s.  This division integrates the full enrichment process from chemical synthesis of feed materials through fabrication of the custom physical forms needed to support the user communities.  The successful candidate will provide procurement engineering support during the writing of specifications and SOW documents, approvals and transfer to procurement, vendor evaluation and selection, status tracking, and final delivery stages.

You will work closely with a focused group of scientists, technicians, and engineers on challenging, fast paced technical projects in support of the DOE Isotope Program.   This has been a quickly expanding program at ORNL and offers significant opportunities for professional growth. The team demonstrates a collective excitement for the important work being accomplished and values creative solutions to developing technology and processes to solve the latest challenges. Successful development and deployment of isotope separation technologies requires an acute attention to detail and continued consideration of personnel and equipment safety. 

 

Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinates with technical contact to develop pre-award source selection strategy and plans.
  • Conducts market research for potential sources of services or supply
  • Communicate with technical staff to define/clarify the nature and function of equipment/hardware to be purchased
  • Compose/Edit specification documentation, Bills of Materials, Statements of Work, Evaluation Criteria, etc.
  • Work with the ORNL procurement office to establish the appropriate contract type and structure of solicitations and subcontracts for services, equipment, and/or material.
  • Work with procurement office to ensure purchases comply with commercial, legal and contractual obligations
  • Preparation and tracking of procurement packages for assembly fabrication and production support from specification to final delivery
  • Be the point of contact for technical questions and issues between the vendors and project team
  • Communication of procurement status with engineers, scientists, designers, technicians, and project managers.
  • Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
  • Maintain strong dedication to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

 

Basic Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in procurement engineering, purchasing, supply chain management, or a technically related field and five to seven years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Able to analyze technical documents and specifications to understand critical requirements
  • Excellent attention to detail and well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory
  • Proven ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs
  • Must be customer service oriented with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse laboratory population.
  • The ability to work flexible hours and minimal travel when required.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Research Topic of interest: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering field (such as mechanical, electrical, etc.) or a technically related field
  • Experience procuring highly technical systems and components which include elements such as high vacuum, high voltage, high-current DC, and electromagnet systems
  • Procurement Engineering experience in research and/or production environments
  • Proficiency with 3D SolidWorks computer-aided design software is a plus

 

Special Requirements:

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.
 

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

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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