Office of Environmental Management

SRNS Explores Expanding University Recruitment

February 26, 2019

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Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) engineer Wim Lewis discusses safety requirements with SRNS employees Zach Bogard, left, and Wes McGuire, who are recent graduates of Murray State University.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) engineer Wim Lewis discusses safety requirements with SRNS employees Zach Bogard, left, and Wes McGuire, who are recent graduates of Murray State University.

AIKEN, S.C. – EM’s cleanup contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is benefiting from a new recruitment strategy to fill much-needed positions in industrial health and safety.

   “Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) must have qualified health and safety professionals to achieve our missions. To stay ahead of our critical need, we spearheaded partnerships with accredited post-secondary schools to bring us face to face with upcoming graduates looking to start meaningful careers,” SRNS Health and Safety Manager Cindy Lunsford said.

   Over two days late last year, SRNS health and safety professionals discussed career opportunities and presented an overview of SRS and the surrounding area to occupational safety and health students at Murray State University (MSU) in Murray, Kentucky. They also met one on one with the students.

   SRNS offered employment to a qualified candidate while at MSU, and since returning to SRS, the team has received applications from other MSU students.

   The recruitment team is exploring use of this strategy at other universities in Alabama, North Carolina, and Florida.

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