AIKEN, S.C. (Dec. 6, 2018) – Employees at the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site (SRS) explored opportunities for other employment at SRS and the surrounding region at a job fair specifically for them Wednesday evening.
On behalf of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) hosted the job fair to assist the employees as the MOX project winds down.
“NNSA is working with MOX Services throughout this transition process to reduce short-term impacts to employees, and this job fair is one way we are supporting the people affected by this change of scope,” said NNSA-Savannah River Field Office Manager Nicole Nelson-Jean. “Now, while the MOX employees are still working, is the right time to connect them with job opportunities at SRS and elsewhere in the area.”
“The current and future missions at SRS mean that SRNS needs to hire significant numbers of qualified employees, and other contractors on site also have personnel needs,” said Stuart MacVean, SRNS president and CEO. “The overlap between the skills we’re seeking and the MOX employees’ experience should make this job fair beneficial for all of us.”
Twelve entities signed up to participate in the fair with information on job opportunities and application processes. These include SRS contractors, other regional employers, and the Augusta Building & Trades Council. In addition, the event provided information on resume writing and interviewing skills.
NNSA and the contractors at SRS are committed to providing as many job opportunities as possible for MOX employees. As the contractor responsible for SRS management and operations, SRNS is expected to have a large number of applicable job openings. SRNS Human Resources personnel were on hand to assist MOX employees in applying to open jobs and in some cases potentially make on-the-spot decisions to commit to a near-term interview.
The SRS contractors are structuring any job offers for MOX employees to line up with the MOX release schedule to facilitate a smooth transition as MOX Services executes its project wind-down plans. It will take approximately a year to complete the safe, secure wind-down of MOX construction activities.
The event, which was not open to the general public, was held at the University of South Carolina – Aiken Convocation Center.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, a Fluor-led company with Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell, is responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory, located near Aiken, South Carolina.