We are seeking a Nuclear Quality Fabrication Specialist who will support the Research Reactor Division (RRD) in the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
The Nuclear Quality Fabrication Specialist works with internal and external customers and other technical professionals to ensure compliance with established engineering standards and conformance to fabrication requirements to support nuclear operations.
This position is the primarily involved in providing customer oversight on critical fabricated components for the Research Reactor Division (RRD). The position provides on-site oversight and inspections to ensure products are fabricated in accordance with established design requirements. Vendor on-site inspections are conducted as needed to verify compliance with procurement specifications, design specifications/drawings and fabrication procedures.
Major responsibilities include:
Provide supplier oversight and inspection of fabricated items and assemblies to ensure conformance with established performance criteria.
On-site vendor inspections
Compliance to identified inspection techniques
Witness inspection and testing of critical parts and assemblies.
Assemble and review fabrication documentation.
Participate in evaluations to determine the technical capabilities of vendors.
Review procurement specifications, design specifications, fabrication procedures, work packages, and other documents for incorporation of appropriate fabrication controls.
Perform receipt inspections and inspections associated with commercial grade item dedication.
Initiate nonconformance reports for fabricated components that do not satisfy specified requirements.
Assist in the development of fabrication and inspection plans and establishment of hold points.
Provide planning assistance on various tasks, projects, procurements, work evolutions; provides assessments of work in progress, including document reviews against specifications.
Identifies and/or solves problems, assessing needs to achieve desired business results.
Continually searches out new technologies and processes to improve quality and performance management functions.
Operates and communicates effectively and efficiently with all levels of management on fabrication issues.
Establishes relationships and works effectively with both external and internal customers to meet goals.
Builds and develops strong relationships with peers and others to exchange feedback on issues or concerns.
A Bachelor’s Degree in science, engineering, or a related field with at least five years of experience in manufacturing/fabrication methods, machining methods/techniques, dimensional inspection and/or nuclear industry inspection experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
A strong understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles from ANSI Y14.5.
Ability to read and interpret drawings and design specifications.
Demonstrated experience in dimensional inspection including geometric tolerancing.
Must be willing to travel as needed to support fabrication projects.
Must be able to qualify as Radiological Worker and Beryllium Worker.
Exceptional teamwork with attention to detail and precision, are required attributes.
The position requires strong computer, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills, with the ability to multi-task.
Strong analytical skills; project management; customer service experience; and the ability to interpret, communicate, and implement complex instructions are necessary.
The incumbent must maintain certifications and qualifications as required.
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.
Experience with the setup and operation of a CMM (coordinate measurement machine) is highly desirable.
Experience in the operation of CNC lathes, precision OD grinding, forging presses, rolling mills, heat treatment furnace is highly desirable.
Experience in providing oversight and inspection of fabricated items and assemblies is desired.
Specific knowledge of nuclear and radiological requirements is desirable.
ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.
Internal Number: 5177
About Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.
ORNL’s diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. ORNL supports DOE’s national missions of:
Scientific discovery—We assemble teams of experts from diverse backgrounds, equip them with powerful instruments and research facilities, and address compelling national problems;
Clean energy—We deliver energy technology solutions for energy-efficient buildings, transportation, and manufacturing, and we study biological, environmental, and climate systems in order to develop new biofuels and bioproducts and to explore the impacts of climate change;
Security—We develop and deploy “first-of-a-kind” science-based security technologies to make the world a safer place.
ORNL supports these missions through leadership in four major areas of science and technology:
Neutr...ons—We operate two of the world’s leading neutron sources, which enable scientists and engineers to gain new insights into materials and biological systems;
Computing—We accelerate scientific discovery through modeling and simulation on powerful supercomputers, advance data-intensive science, and sustain US leadership in high-performance computing;
Materials—We integrate basic and applied research to develop advanced materials for energy applications;
Nuclear—We advance the scientific basis for 21st century nuclear fission and fusion technologies and systems, and we produce isotopes for research, industry, and medicine.