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Hot Cell Technician

  • Job reference: AE-000436
  • 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 business is currently seeking a Hot Cell Technician to join the nuclear team in Oak Ridge, TN.


  • Perform chemical and radiochemical operations such as material weighing and dissolution, filtering and transferring of solutions and pH measurement and adjustments.
  • Assemble, maintain, operate and repair process equipment remotely using master/slave or electro-mechanical manipulators.
  • Maintains compliance with requirements of safety documentation m accordance with Isotek Conduct of Operations guidelines and approved procedures.
  • Perform radiological work, waste handling and decontamination activities.
  • Load, unload and maneuver shielded transport containers using forklifts, overhead hoists and motorized dollies.
  • Issues stop or suspend work activity directions and/or Stop Work Order upon observing a condition perceived as imminent danger and reports the danger immediately to supervision. Facility Manager, or OSH Engineer.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate, complete and clear records of activities (check sheets, data sheets, logbooks and forms).
  • Qualify and maintain proficiency as hot cell technician, radiation worker and fissile material handler.
  • Supports the execution of Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) guiding principles and core functions.
  • Perform operations with strict adherence to the principles of lsotek Conduct of Operation guidelines and within (he limits of the Documented Safety Analysis.
  • Ensure that good housekeeping is observed, that combustible loading requirements are met, that hazardous materials are NOT introduced into unauthorized areas, and that ALARA principles arc maintained.
  • Oversee activities of support personnel to ensure compliance with ESH&Q and facility specific guidance.
  • Participate in procedure development and identify areas to improve operational performance.
  • Wear applicable protective equipment, including, but not limited to visual, auditory and respiratory protection.


  • Experience working remotely with radioactive and/or fissile material.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills. Have or be able to obtain and maintain DOE "L" clearance.
  • Forklift or man-lift operating experience.
  • Hoisting and rigging experience.



  • Minimum high school diploma. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter.
  • Experience working in radiological contamination areas including Hot Cells.
  • 2 years of Nuclear Operations experience or AS and 1 or more years of Nuclear Operations experience.

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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