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Chemical Operator

  • Job reference: AE-000498
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins Nuclear is currently seeking a Chemical Operator to join the nuclear team in Oak Ridge, TN.

  • Operates the Y-12 Liquid Waste Treatment Facilities. 
  • The work includes but is not limited to unloading containers of wastewater, unloading treatment chemicals, adding treatment chemicals to waste water, and monitoring treatment processes including recording data. 
  • Performing this work requires operation of valves, pumps, filters, and other unit operations. 
  • Chemical Operators clean sludge from tanks, change filters, package secondary waste, decontaminate equipment, and perform both operating and characterization sampling.

  • This job requires a high school education or the equivalent and two years’ experience in plant operations. 
  • Must be in good physical condition, perform manual lifting, climb ladders, work on elevated surfaces, and manually operate valves. 
  • Must qualify in Radworker II, Elevated Work, Lockout/Tagout, and HAZWOPER. 
  • He or She must also be able to wear a respirator, other Personal Protective Equipment as required and become an active beryllium worker. 
  • Must be available for overtime, including weekends. 
  • The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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