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Operations Technician

  • Job reference: AE-000201
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge
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Power, Nuclear, Renewables and Future Energy expertise

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Our talented teams design complex new schemes, assure the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and deliver trusted, innovative advice critical to the success of the global energy market.

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Expertise in thermal generation and power networks is helping our clients address the need for secure, affordable and renewable energy sources. There's a world of opportunities here for people who want to start or develop their career in this exciting sector.

Our mission is to improve lives through nuclear energy, providing clients with nuclear new build, fuel enrichment, nuclear design, generation, decommissioning, waste management and defense.

We've got experts who offer all kinds of solutions in all aspects of offshore renewable energy technology. And we're passionate about spearheading the move towards a low carbon economy - we'll do it by making clean energy sources safe, reliable and cost effective. There’s plenty of potential to apply your skills in this fast moving market.

Atkins is currently seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join our Oak Ridge Team as an Operations Technician.

Job Description:

Stops work without fear of reprisal for unsafe conditions potentially affecting personnel safety or environmental risk.

Maintains compliance with requirements of safety documentation [including Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) and Technical Safety Requirements (TSR)] and in accordance with Conduct of Operations guidelines and approved procedures.

Oversees activities of support personnel to ensure compliance with ESH&Q and facility-specific requirements.

Identifies potential occurrences or upset/unusual conditions and reports them to the Operations Supervisor.

Ensures good housekeeping and combustible loading requirements are met.

Conducts process operations in accordance with approved programs, procedures, and As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principles.

Performs work as Fissionable Material Handler (FMH) responsible for operating process equipment containing fissionable material or handling, moving or otherwise changing the location of fissionable material.

Able to learn FMH controls, pass an exam, and maintain proficiency.

Supports facility operations and maintenance activities that would require wearing a respirator if needed.

Performs walkdowns, validations for new processes and procedures.

Labels system components by procedure guidelines.

Operates manlifts, forklifts, bridge crane and handles rigging operations.

Supports the execution of Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) guiding principles and core functions and the Isotek Safety Culture.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Basic communication, verbal and written skills.

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Ability to learn ventilation, steam, air and water system components and functionality and qualify to operate systems.


Minimum high school diploma.

4 years of DOE/Nuclear Operations experience preferred.

Forklift or manlift operating experience.

Hoisting and rigging experience.

Experience working remotely with fissile materials and in radiological contamination areas including Hot Cells.

Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter.

US citizenship required for Atkins Global Isotek Systems project positions.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.

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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