15. November 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Nuclear Safety Analyst / NB50602930
ORNL: Nuclear Safety Analyst / NB50602930
15. November 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Nuclear Safety Analyst / NB50602930
ORNL: Nuclear Safety Analyst / NB50602930
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Oak Ridge, USA

Description of Institution

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: http://neutrons.ornl.gov. The Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) in ORNL is home to some of the world’s most advanced supercomputing infrastructures (For more: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov).

Job description


The Nuclear Safety and Experiment Analysis (NSEA) Group within the Research Reactors Division (RRD), Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), seeks early to mid-career applicants for an applied Research and Development (R&D) staff position as a nuclear safety analyst to support the HFIR. In this role, you will be a member of the NSEA Group within RRD providing analytical support to the safe reliable operation of the HFIR. You will also support the Nuclear Materials, Fuel, and Experiment teams within RRD by providing analytical support for proposed experiments, material irradiations, and the production of isotopes.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and maintenance of the HFIR Safety Analysis Report (SAR), HFIR Technical Safety Requirements (TSR), and the HFIR Cold Neutron Source Documented Safety Analysis (CS DSA).
  • Preparation and maintenance of the HFIR safety basis documents, in addition to the SAR, CS DSA and TSR, such as the HFIR Safety Related Equipment List (SREL), and the HFIR Hazards Analysis.
  • Assuring technical compliance with 10 CFR Part 830 Subparts A and B, affecting reactor safety, through implementation ofORNL Standards Based Management System (SBMS) and RRD procedures.
  • Assisting other RRD groups with the resources necessary to comply with nuclear safety requirements relative to their respective functions, disciplines and responsibilities.
  • Application of the unreviewed safety question (USQ) process per ORNL SBMS and RRD procedure.
  • Serve as safety analyst for primary coolant high pressure system, primary coolant cleanup system, primary pressurization system, exhaust system(s), and/or control rod drive system,
  • Serve as alternate safety analyst for assigned systems, primarily associated with water chemistry/treatment, secondary coolant, fire protection, exhaust, steam/air supply, and facility structure.
  • Provides guidance to engineering, maintenance, and operations on SREL and TSR-related concerns.
  • Adherance to the rules and regulations that govern the operation of a DOE nuclear facility such as HFIR.
  • Formulates/postulates research and/or testing needed to validate safety analysis assumptions or controls.

Requested Profile

Qualifications Required:

  • B.S. or higher degree in nuclear, mechanical, chemical, aerospace or similar engineering discipline.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in engineering or safety analysis, and at least 1 year of nuclear facility experience.
  • Previously or currently qualified to perform USQ evaluations (or similar process for nuclear power plants).
  • Be organized, detail-oriented and sensitized to a nuclear safety culture.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience working in a team environment, with
    collaboration at all levels, disciplines, and diverse cultural backgrounds both inside and outside the organization.
  • The candidate must show a record of customer-oriented, collaborative work ethic.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “L” clearance.

This position is a Workplace Substance Abuse program (WSAP) testing designed position which requires passing a
pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in which employees are subject to being randomly selected for testing. The occupant of this position will also be subject to an ongoing requirement to report to ORNL any drug-related arrest or conviction or receipt of a positive drug test result.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a related field.
  • Experience performing safety analysis at a DOE reactor nuclear facility.

How to Apply

Go to https://www.ornl.gov/careers .

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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