Job Title: NMC&A (Nuclear Material Control and Accountability) Engineer
Location: ACO, Piketon, Ohio
Duration: Start date through February 2022
- The Nuclear Material Control and Accountability (NMC&A) engineers function under limited supervision to establish and maintain the NMC&A programs, policies, and procedures required for the safe and efficient control and accountability of all nuclear materials at the American Centrifuge Plant (ACP). NMC&A Programs include Accounting; Statistical Evaluation; Nuclear Materials Measurement Control; Engineering; Item Control (i.e., new container approval for use with uranium-bearing materials, authorization of intra plant movementsof UF6 and non-UF6 containers, performance of item monitoring activities, etc.); Tamper Indicating Device; Physical Inventory; and Unauthorized Enrichment Monitoring [i.e., ensures indicators of missing uranium and/or unauthorized production/enrichment are investigated, resolved, and reports per Fundamental Nuclear Material Control Plan (FNMCP)].
- Responsible for the proposed revision of the ACP FNMCP to support the HALEU program licensing effort due in the first quarter of 2020
- Creates and develops the ACP NMC&A Accounting Program (i.e., nuclear materials accounting system, possession limit reviews, processes, procedures, and training). Provides technical support to improve nuclear materials accounting systems at ACP for both safeguards and business purposes.
- Development of the NMC&A Statistical Evaluation Program (i.e., Standard Error of Inventory Difference Calculations; Active Inventory Calculations; Shipper-Receiver Difference; Trend Analyses; Sampling Program, Out of Control Limits; Statistical Methods and Statistical Procedures).
- Develops the Nuclear Materials Measurement Control Program, which supports the Closed Balance Accounting process that relies upon precised measured physical inventories (static & dynamic) and material balances to verify real time presence of material or to detect a loss resolving any differences through investigation to the gram level of accuracy.
- Develops the NMC&A Engineering program and provides technical NMC&A engineering guidance and leadership to engineers in other organizations (production and operation). Where there is little experience or precedent, these positions will develop new or improved techniques, systems, procedures, and methodologies in areas of engineering nuclear materials control.
- Assists in the Internal Readiness Review as well as the NRC's Operational Readiness review.
- Possess and maintain a DOE Q (preferred) level security clearance
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or technical field or equivalent technical experience in nuclear safeguards, including physical inventories and item control activities
- Position requires a thorough understanding of NMC&A-related NRC regulations (10 CFR 74.33), FNMCP and NMC&A program requirements, and a working knowledge of 10 CFR Part 70 to ensure compliance with NRC and DOE regulations.
- Twelve years of experience working in a NRC or DOE environment, can be gaseous diffusion plant experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of NRC/DOE procedures, practices, policies, and requirements
- Proficient in writing skills
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft programs to revise documents and to generate reports, charts, and spreadsheets
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Preference given to candidates with prior gaseous diffusion plant or American Centrifuge NMC&A experience
Innovative Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All associates and job applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, genetics, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local law.