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Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location: Oak Ridge
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition Id 13102 Overview: We are seeking a Nuclear Reactor Controller (Reactor Operator) for the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR). Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the HFIR in accordance with procedures and regulations, and maintenance of qualification through training. A Nuclear Reactor Controller at the HFIR is a combination of all the naval nuclear ratings into one role; it is an appropriate position for all nuclear trained MMs, EMs, and ETs as well as personnel with commercial nuclear operations experience. This position reports to a HFIR Shift Supervisor and resides in the HFIR Operations Section, Research Reactors Division, Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Major Duties/Responsibilities are: * Obtain and maintain certification as a nuclear reactor controller (reactor operator)
* Maintain safe and efficient operation of the HFIR in accordance with procedures and regulations.
* Monitor plant parameters on a real time basis for assigned stations, analyzing trends and plant conditions.
* Involves operation of the reactor, the support systems for the reactor, water sampling, disassembly and reassembly of reactor components, refueling and defueling operations, tours and log taking throughout the plant and in the control room.
* Accomplish field work to support reactor operation, including functions as a waste generator and packager, operation of cranes and mobile equipment, inventorying and stocking materials, and other activities such as radiological decontamination.
* Function under high stress conditions where immediate decision making is required, and rapid actions taken with seamless coordination with other team members.
* Abiding by the principles of Safe Conduct of Research including being personally responsible for ensuring safe operations by raising safety concerns, using a questioning attitude, considering hazards for every task, and never stop learning.
* Additional tasks as assigned by management.
* Deliver ORNL's mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace - in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success. Basic Qualifications: * A high school diploma or the equivalent, plus completion of the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program, or a minimum of 3 years nuclear experience (2 of which may be nuclear / non-nuclear power plant experience).
* Must be able to work 12 hour rotating shifts About Neutron Sciences Directorate:
The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States' highest flux reactor-based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world's most intense pulsed accelerator-based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to Special Requirements: * Physical Requirements: Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required after offer.
* HSPD-12 PIV badge: This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain an HSPD-12 PIV badge. * 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. 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 . 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.

Keywords: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville , NUCLEAR REACTOR CONTROLLER WITH SECURITY CLEARANCE, Accounting, Auditing , Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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