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Process Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The role is to operate plant and machinery in support of facility and customer projects. This requires ensuring that work is undertaken safely within the envelope of the safe system of work, working alongside Task Supervisors and technical leads to conduct work safely and ensuring that high standards are maintained throughout the facility.

Competent to work in teams to provide specified products and services to customers in order to meet business objectives to agreed standards.

Role Responsibility

  • Unloading and loading of a wide variety of flasks within a nuclear facility.
  • Carrying out in-cave operations using master slave manipulators, movement of fuel through the cave system.
  • Decontamination and waste operations experience in both beta gamma environments to include size reduction using remote tools.
  • General Process operations, housekeeping etc.
  • Processing of radioactive sources for disposal using a variety of techniques to dismantle containers, which will require an innovative approach on some containers.
  • Comply with all legislative, regulatory and company procedures and standards on safety and quality.

Process Workers are a vital part of the Laboratory Operations team, who discharge work for the benefit of the facility and customer projects. There is a requirement to work safely, in terms of themselves and others and to ensure that they follow applicable safe systems of work.

It is expected that they work as efficiently as possible and seek additional work should the current job be delayed for any reason.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Skills/Qualifications
• Experience in nuclear plant operations.
• Be able to work as a team member.
• 3 GCSE’s (Grade C or above) or equivalent in Maths and English or 2 GCSE’s as above with work related experience or suitable relevant work experience.

Desirable Skills/Qualifications
• Classified worker.
• Fork Lift truck Operator.
• Overhead crane Operator.
• PVC/Tyvek suit experience.
• IOSH Working safely.
• Experience in nuclear flask handling.
• PASMA portable scaffolding erecting

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 microdrilling 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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