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Operations Technician

  • Job reference: AE-000312
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business 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.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have 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 Solutions US is currently seeking an Operations Technician to join the nuclear team in Oak Ridge, TN.  


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.


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.


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.

Due to current law, and in conjunction with the advertised position’s scope of work, candidates that are Non-US citizens are required to be submitted for further approval to the NNSA before being considered for hiring purposes. In addition, any candidates with dual citizenship in the US and another country must undergo further review for approval by the NNSA. Proof of citizenship will be requested upon receipt of application/resume.

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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