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John Ettien

Director of Technical Services

Mr. Ettien has over 43 years of experience in program/project/facility management, procedure development and implementation, training and qualification, conduct of operations (CONOPS), and regulatory compliance to include over 21 years of experience directly supporting the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its prime contractors. His relevant experience includes:  Waste Disposition Operations Manager; Oak Ridge Reservation Landfill (ORRLF) Operations Manager; Operations Manager for the K-25 Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Project; and Deputy Project Manager (DPM) for the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) chemical defueling project. When Mr. Ettien was the ORRLF Manager and the Waste Disposition Operations Manager, he maintained all of the roads necessary for operation of the facilities. He was also required to ensure all maintenance was performed to U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) standards for a large variety of equipment (e.g., bulldozers, pan scrapers, dump trucks, backhoes, straight-frame trucks, mobile cranes, forklifts, tractor trailers, etc.) Mr. Ettien never missed an annual inspection for the equipment for which he was responsible. He served as the Surveillance and Maintenance (S&M) Project Manager for all Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC (BJC)-managed at the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that involved the reduction of S&M requirements and field activities, exceeding $100M. He managed the document revisions necessary (e.g., Documented Safety Analysis [DSA], Technical Safety Requirements [TSR], etc.) to reflect the reduced level of S&M activities. He was the Project Manager for various DOE projects, including the development of the Standards/Requirements Identification Documents (S/RIDS) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) for both the Site and Defense Waste Processing Facilities. He served as the Program Manager for URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) Facility Management, training all UCOR Facility Managers (FMs) and implementing CONOPS organization wide for UCOR. Mr. Ettien also served as the Lockout/Tagout Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the Hazardous Energy Program Manager for UCOR. On the Tower Shield Reactor Project, Mr. Ettien ensured the development, review, and approval of all defueling procedures, developed the working schedule, and interfaced with the various organizations responsible for the oversight of this project. He provided oversight to the BJC and subcontractors CONOPS programs, mentoring and qualifying facility managers, interfacing with training organizations to identify training requirements, and reviewing training courses for implementation of applicable standards. He was also the DPM for the U.S. Spent Fuel Team in the DPRK and mentor to the Operations Managers at the Comanche Peak, Point Beach, and Sizewell “B” Nuclear Plants.  Mr. Ettien is trained in Tap Root Cause Analysis and has participated in performing Root Cause Analysis utilizing other methodologies. Mr. Ettien has an active DOE "Q" clearance.

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