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Nuclear Materials Control Officer

Job Introduction

The NMCO will operate NNL's Nuclear Material Control systems to support NNL project delivery in B13, Windscale Laboratory.

Emphasis is on the smooth delivery of Nuclear Material accountancy system for day-to-day operations and key deliveries and despatches; with the aim of a successful annual Verification by the regulatory authority.

Role Responsibility

Duties
• To input information (Nuclear Material, sources and non-fissile material) into ATOM to ensure that the locations, weights, isotopes and descriptions of all materials are recorded.
• Authorising and controlling all receipts and dispatches of nuclear material to and from the Windscale Laboratory.
• Authorising and controlling movement of nuclear material within the Windscale Laboratory.
• To authorise moves of fissile materials and check that operations involving fissile material do not breach the rules stated in criticality certificates.
• To produce consignment vouchers using data produced from ATOM to enable consignees to record relevant data into their accountancy systems.
• To carefully and systematically file all records associated with transactions to ensure full traceability and compliance with regulatory requirements.
• To undertake monthly inspections of criticality areas and to ensure that all materials are present and correct.
• To provide a low level waste and non-fissile materials accounting system for the Windscale Site.
• To provide information to stake-holders on material stored in ATOM.
• To store and retrieve information and files from the NMCS Archive store.
• Carry out bi-annual stock takes of nuclear material.
• To maintain a common filing system for the NMC office.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Skills/Qualifications
• Candidates must be capable of handling manual and computerised data accurately with attention to detail.
• GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English.
• Good IT skills especially for databases and word processing.
• Good communication skills.
• Understanding of Sellafield Site License requirements.
• Good record keeping skills.
• Competency or understanding in basic Criticality Safety & Nuclear Material Control.

Desirable Skills/Qualifications
• Experience in handling and analysing data.
• Knowledge of radioactive material.
• Knowledge of Nuclear Material controls accountancy and safeguards.
• Experience of radioactive material handling operations.

About the Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials

National Nuclear Laboratory

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