Subject: [Neutron] Mechanical Facilities Engineer
From: "Readel, Aimee L."
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:06:13 -0400
To: ""
CC: "Barker, Buffie M."

The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a Mechanical Facilities Engineer.  With the United States’ highest flux reactor-based neutron source for condensed matter research (the High Flux Isotope Reactor) and the world's most intense pulsed, accelerator-based neutron source (the Spallation Neutron Source), ORNL is becoming the world's foremost center for neutron science. Research at these facilities encompasses the physical, chemical, materials, biological, and medical sciences and will provide opportunities for up to 2000 researchers each year from industry, research facilities, and universities all over the world.  To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to:


The SNS Site Services organization is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the conventional facilities and utilities for the ORNL – Chestnut Ridge Campus.  Facility Engineers serve as the primary technical resource for issues related to facility infrastructure.  They are the resident authority on engineering aspects related to system operations and maintenance.  Facility Engineers assist the Operations Manager in ensuring configuration control for facilities and systems and manages the Preventive/Predictive Maintenance (PM/PdM) programs for their assigned facilities.  The facilities that will be the responsibility for selected candidate include the Central Laboratory and Office Building 8600, Center for Nanophase Materials Science Building 8610, JINS Building 8630, Receiving, Acceptance, Testing and Storage Building 8920, miscellaneous office trailers, and future ORNL Guest House 8640.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Maintains an awareness of facility infrastructure by leading, developing, and managing a facility condition assessment process, including leading the planning of capital improvements.

·         Knowledgeable in utilizing Direct Digital Controls System networks (Siemens, Johnson Controls or LonWorks) in operating and maintaining laboratory environments (i.e. fume hoods, etc.).

·         Responsible for and oversees the facilities PM programs, CM programs, and PRM programs including managing systems to satisfy needs of customers.  The facility engineer supports the development of operational boundaries for each facility.

·         Provides facility engineering support for major facility modifications, including those modifications needed to support research equipment and facilities. 

·         Formulates the complex’s annual work plan for facilities and identifies costing and justification for capital improvements or equipment replacement/upgrade

·         Interfaces with SNS Site Services Engineering and other technical support service organizations and oversees compliance of the facilities with applicable ORNL and regulatory requirements.

·         Manages infrastructure improvement tasks/projects within scope, schedule, and budget or available funding.   Communicates task/project requirements to team members.

·         Serves as lead for planning, developing, evaluating, analyzing and inspecting activities associated with field installations performed by in-house maintenance and construction contractors.

·         Plays a vital role in the response and resolution of daily maintenance issues, which range from minor inconveniences to mission critical emergencies.  Uses their technical knowledge, problem solving skills, and building familiarity to resolve issues efficiently and effectively to minimize the impact on research and tenant operations.

·         Serve as the emergency contact for the ORNL LSS office for their assigned facilities and systems, and direct the situational response necessary to stabilize unexpected conditions.

·         Ensures all designs meet industry standards and Work Smart Standards.

·         Reviews and supports the execution of excavation and penetration permit process on the Chestnut Ridge Campus.

·         Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements.

·         Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.

·         Interfaces daily with Bargaining Unit employees.


Qualifications Required:

Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with a minimum of 5 years of experience in facility design, operation and maintenance or a combination of education and progressive relevant experience is required.  Candidates must be able to understand and manage technical issues related for facility infrastructure (e.g., configuration control, building systems, and utilities).  They should understand the operational requirements of the research customers that they support.  Supervisory experience and familiarity with craft support work are highly desirable.  Candidates should have strong computer skills, good interpersonal abilities, and good communication skills (oral and written).   


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