Technical/Procedure Writer

Oak Ridge, TN
Work Type: Hybrid
  • Job Category: Program & Project Management
  • Travel: No
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: AIS00693

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Job Summary:

Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC (AIS), is actively seeking individuals who can contribute to national security within the project management and business services fields as part of our staff augmentation team supporting the Department of Energy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. AIS has an established history of contributing to the success of our customer’s mission.

Successful candidates will be employees of AIS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance the missions of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. Though employed by AIS, the employee will take day-to-day direction from technical personnel employed directly by the research laboratory. Pay, benefits, Human Resource, and Employment Management functions are provided by AIS.

Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.


Serves under direct supervision of the NNFD Hot Cell Operations Support Group Lead in the Safety, Engineering and Support Section. Develops new procedures and modifies existing procedures for nonreactor nuclear facilities and division-level work containing the following minimum elements: title, issue date, purpose, scope, (e.g., staff or location), action steps, records requirements, frequency of review, SBMS subject areas from which related requirements flow, and approval chain. In a very few cases, internal operating procedures will be direct implementation methods for regulatory drivers with no subject areas providing Laboratory-level requirements. In those instances, the procedure must directly reference the regulatory driver

Job Responsibilities:

This position will provide expertise in Procedure Writing / Technical Writing to support project completion.

  • Develop procedures that provide specific instructions for task performance using the facility and site writer's guides.

  • Performs independent verifications and conducts independent validations of draft technical procedures.

  • Develops new and revised Administrative Management requirements documents and technical procedures.

  • Establishes the basis for the development of technical procedures including management control, technical, and design basis and researches the regulatory and administrative requirements affecting the procedure.

  • Determines the technical requirements that apply to the procedure by examining the following type of requirements: DOE rules, orders, and standards; safety analysis; and criticality safety requirement documents.

  • Performs walk downs in process areas to ensure technical adequacy and accuracy of process and equipment information in the procedure and that Human Factors considerations have been incorporated.

  • Performs assessments to confirm equipment configuration, nameplate information, and environmental or location factors that may influence procedure performance or increase the safety risk to the user.

  • Research potential hazards and problems in performing activities by interviewing procedure users and identifying the consequences if the procedure is not performed correctly.

  • Participates on Job Hazard Analysis teams to determine what hazard controls are required to be implemented in procedures.

  • Ensures procedures are technically adequate and written to a level of detail consistent with the qualifications and training of the expected users.

  • Interfaces with engineering and labeling and tagging personnel to ensure components associated with the operations correctly reflect the component descriptions called out in the performance action steps, diagrams, system alignments, and checklists of the procedure.

  • Performs all work in compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements, including ISMS.

  • Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.

  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions.

  • Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 8 years' experience in technical procedure development/writing and for operations in a Nuclear environment is required.

  • A demonstrated understanding and experience in the use of the DOE-STD-1029-92, DOE Writer’s Guide for Technical Procedures and PPA AP-907-005, Procedure Writer’s Manual is required.

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related science or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Must be able to successfully complete Rad Worker II Training

Special Requirements:

  • Pre-employment Drug Screen - External applicants selected for this position are required to successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

  • Medical Exam(s) - Job related pre-placement medical examinations may be required for this position.

  • This position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. If determined as such, this position would be identified as a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position.

  • WSAP positions require participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in addition to the pre- employment drug screen.

  • The Procedure Writer must be able to successfully complete ORNL Rad Worker II Training

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