Meet
the men and women
who create our energy

We need energy everywhere, whether it is to run a hospital,
start the cycle of a washing machine or simply to charge a phone battery.
And yet, these needs could never be met without
the devoted commitment and manifold talents of hundreds of men and women.


These specialists work behind the scenes, designing and implementing
innovative solutions to satisfy our clients’ requirements.

Richard Blot

Special machines project engineer
  • 29 y.o.
« What makes my job so interesting is that it calls on two sets of skills: technical expertise and project management. »

Customised machines developed for specific requirements
After graduating from the INSA in Lyon with an Engineering degree and a first experience of 3 years as a design and calculations engineer, I joined the Complex Industrial Systems Directorate of Onet Technologies as a special machines project engineer. Special machines are unique pieces of equipment. They are developed to meet a customer’s specific needs following a precise set of operational specifications. Many of them are used for component handling, or in nuclear waste management, or as a solution to remove a problem immobilising a reactor.

A central role
The role of an engineer is to provide support and assistance to the project manager in all missions involving machine engineering. His mission varies according to the scope, scale and organisation of the project. He can participate in a specific phase of study or creation, be responsible for a complete work lot or, in the case of more modestly-sized projects, deal with all the project management tasks (such as supervising subcontractors, helping the project manager with scheduling ...). In such cases, his presence may be needed from the presentation of the tender through the design, development, testing and qualification phases, to the delivery of the machine and the training of its operators. What makes my job so interesting is that it calls on two sets of skills: technical expertise and project management.

Pages and pages of studies ... and then we see the result
Over the last two years I have been involved in an innovative project which has proved to be very enriching from a professional point of view. The objective is to create a special tool to operate the closure head assembly of the Jules Horowitz reactor, currently under construction at Cadarache. This reactor will be used for nuclear research as well as for the production of radioisotopes needed by the medical sector and for other specialist applications. The special machine we are developing will serve to open and close the vessel’s stainless-steel one-ton head, to allow operations to be carried out inside the reactor. The tool itself weighs 800 kg. It is equipped with 120 different sensors and actuators and a complex command/ control system. So far, this is the biggest project in which I have ever participated since joining Onet Technologies. At the moment, we are in the manufacturing phase, with trials scheduled for the end of the year. The machine is due to be put into service in 2018. It will be extremely gratifying for all those who have participated in this project to see it in operation in real life after 2 years of labour in front of screens and on the drawing board.

A group with a difference
Onet Technologies’s DNA is an amalgam inherited over the years from its different subsidiaries. Each entity had its own specific ways of working, its own project management methods and a variety of technological expertise in various fields of activity. Today the group is rich due to this diversity - a diversity that places it in an ideal position to respond to just as diverse industrial challenges. And yet, at the same time as it set about restructuring its organisation, the group succeeded in preserving the family spirit of its original component companies, thus protecting it from the unwieldiness characteristic of many large groups. This results in greater proactivity and faster responses, as well as in greater autonomy enjoyed by the personnel who are less hindered by excessive procedures or hierarchical bureaucracy. It is easier for staff members to think out of the box, and they are encouraged to continuously challenge themselves with new opportunities to develop their skills.

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Laurianne Fournier

QH2SE Manager
  • 34 y.o.
« There is a great deal of variety in my job, due as much from the different fields that I cover (quality, health and safety, security, environment protection, and radiological protection) as from the diversity of my tasks »

From auditions to auditing
« I wanted to be an actress. While I was a student, I found a little 3-month job with a certification agency. And I ended up staying with them for 10 years! The world of auditing and quality control was completely unknown to me, but I liked it. I was given the opportunity to learn the trade by following several training courses, and progressed to the position of technical manager. I joined Onet Technologies, my client at that time, in 2013. After a first position as QSE Manager (Quality, Security, Environment) for dismantling projects at the Bagnols-sur-Cèze agency, I joined the QH2SE directorate at head office in 2015, who were looking for someone to reinforce their team. »

An extensive sphere of activity
« There is a great deal of variety in my job, due as much to the different fields that I cover (quality, health and safety, security, environment protection, and radiological protection) as to the diversity of my tasks. My mission includes writing up procedures and keeping a watch on changes in regulations, but beyond that I also provide support to our operations departments during internal project auditing and help them to prepare their applications for certification. My job leads me to collaborate with various people: with members of the top executive on matters concerning the updating of QH2SE strategy; with the in-the-field staff, to diffuse safety culture throughout the company; with the QSE managers in our different agencies, with the personnel competent in radiation protection, etc. »

Certification awarded!
« Over the last months a lot of my time has been taken up by changes in certifications. The objective was to incorporate into our QSE management system the new requirements added in 2015 to the ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environment) standards. Our objective was reached: we successfully passed our audit last summer, and that was a great source of satisfaction! In relation to that, I also gave training to around 30 colleagues, QSE staff or internal auditors from our operational units. For me, this was a new challenge and an opportunity to add another string to my bow. Moreover, I was addressing my peers, therefore a knowledgeable audience of connoisseurs. As their feedback was very positive, we are now thinking of delivering this training to a wider public to strengthen awareness of quality issues throughout the entire company. »

A Group that trusts in its staff and leverages their expertise
« Because of my position, I have the privilege to interact with staff members who, in some cases, have belonged to the group for more than 20 years through the various companies that were acquired in the past, such as Sogedec, Techman Industrie or Comex Nucléaire. Their experience and technical expertise are very enriching. For me, but also for Onet Technologies, who has built its success on their efforts and who relies on their expertise to continue growing. »

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Emilio Di Donfrancesco

Work site manager
  • 34 y.o.
« From operator, I became team foreman and then worksite manager. Today I lead a team of about a dozen people. »

From mass distribution...to ionizing radiation
« After seven years of working as an employee for a large supermarket chain, I was bored. I wanted to do something different. A close friend encouraged me to change career fields and move to his - the nuclear industry - which was offering many employment opportunities. I made that move in 2009, starting as a basic decontamination worker, employed consecutively by two firms. Then I replied to an offer for a temporary job with Onet Technologies at Pierrelatte, at the group’s specialised nuclear waste treatment facility. I joined them in September 2013. Four months later, I was offered a permanent contract as a qualified decontaminator. And from operator, I became team foreman and then worksite manager. »

Safety - an ongoing challenge
« Today I lead a team of about a dozen people. My role is to manage operations to treat waste coming to our facility from EDF power plants, from Areva or the CEA, or even from municipal waste sorting centres whenever their security systems detect radioactive waste material in the skips they receive. Given the highly sensitive character of our activities and of our ICPE*-classified site, it is of the upmost importance that every gesture of every worker is performed to the highest professional standards. Therefore a central focus of my work is to ensure that operating instructions and safety procedures are unfailingly respected. A lot of rigour is needed, which I must communicate to the operators under my responsibility. It is vital to make sure that they understand the importance of each and every gesture that is required from them. We must also make sure that people do not fall into a routine, even if the work may seem repetitive. This requires a great deal of pedagogical skill with briefings before each operation, a detailed reporting system and, whenever a problem or difficult situation occurs, the absolute necessity to take sufficient time to fully analyse and understand what is happening. »

Annual career progression
« I love my job because every day is different. Stimulating new challenges arise all the time. And even though it is not possible to eliminate risk entirely, as in any other industrial activity, we strive daily to get as close as possible to our zero-risk goal. I am very lucky to have joined a company that believed in my abilities and trusted me. I am still astonished by my progression since I joined Onet Technologies. I began at the bottom of the ladder and every year I have been promoted. It’s very rewarding. But I’ve already told my managers... I am very happy in my current job and I am very far from knowing all its ins and outs. I would like to pause here for a while to acquire as much experience as possible. »

* ICPE : Installation classified for the protection of the environment

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Virginie Filali

Site manager for radiation protection at Tricastin NPP
  • 47 y.o.
« Onet Technologies offers you the possibility to progress rapidly to a managerial position and that’s very rewarding. »

From accounting to radiation protection
« I landed in nuclear by accident. After a professional baccalaureate in accounting followed by ten years in several secretarial and book-keeping jobs, I wanted to change direction.
I was given the opportunity when, in 2010, a temporary employment agency suggested I obtain the certifications to work in the nuclear industry. These certifications are obligatory for all employees working on nuclear installations. I obtained them, and then got a job at the consumable supplies depot at EDF’s Golfech power plant, after which I moved to Chinon where I was in charge of recording data related to waste transportation. Until then I was still employed under temporary contracts, but here, in 2013, Onet Technologies offered me a permanent contract. The following year, I evolved to a new role, preparing and controlling procedures for waste treatment operations at Nogent-sur-Seine and then held several positions in waste management and dismantling on various sites. In 2016, I moved to Tricastin NPP where I was responsible for running the BAC (Auxiliary Fuel Conditioning Building) before becoming site manager for radiation protection in March 2017. »

Our prime objective: Prevention
« Radiation protection is an essential risk prevention activity which must protect populations and the environment from harmful effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. My role is to ensure the smooth functioning of all radiation protection operations under my responsibility by guaranteeing the radiological cleanliness and security of installations and workers at all times. This ranges from taking nuclear measures to the positioning of beacons and involves ensuring the respect of the strictest measures regarding access to hatches and airlocks. I manage a team of 19 people: I organise their tasks and plan the work schedules. I do spot checks in the field, for example to make sure that security procedures are respected and that workers are wearing their personal protective equipment. I also carry out technical inspections to make sure that my teams have correctly performed the activities entrusted to them. »

Recognition
« The trust that Onet Technologies placed in my abilities, which they demonstrated by giving me the opportunity to progress rapidly to the role of manager, is very gratifying. I also much appreciated receiving the congratulations of the ASN (French Nuclear Safety Authority) in my previous position as BAC Operations Manager after the building was upgraded. For me this was a true recognition of my work and the work of the entire team. »

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Benjamin Krausz

Export project manager
  • 35 y.o.
« My time is divided between my responsibilities as project manager and commercial prospection to access new markets abroad. »

Out of curiosity...
After graduating from ENSMA with a diploma in engineering, my ambition was to go into aeronautics. However, in the 2000’s, the sector was still struggling in the gloomy aftermath of September 11, so I decided to change direction. Two stimulating work placements in the nuclear industry sharpened my curiosity and, eager to learn more, I logically turned to the universe of the atom. I started with EDF, where I was charged with supervising maintenance operations throughout the nuclear fleet for three years, before moving on to Areva as a design engineer and then project manager. I stayed with them for eight years. And then, attracted by the atmosphere of this human-size company, I joined Onet Technologies’s Export Directorate in November 2016.

Piloting projects and selling new ones
As export project manager, my time is divided between my responsibilities as project manager and commercial prospection to access new markets abroad. Project management is like a construction game: the project manager must assemble all the technical, regulatory and safety elements that go into producing a service or a piece of equipment while at the same time meeting objectives concerning safety, quality, cost and lead times. As a result, my work leads me to collaborate with other professions and areas of expertise both within Onet Technologies or from external partners. Geographically, I cover Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Japan where I travel frequently. On the commercial side, my role consists in monitoring the publication of calls for tender to see how Onet Technologies could reply to them, and also in prospecting for new clients. It is both interesting and stimulating.

A breakthrough innovation for Fukushima
A few months after my arrival, I took on the management of a project consisting in developing a neutron detector for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. After the accident, the molten fuel burnt its way through the vessel floor, producing a magma made up of nuclear fuel, concrete and metal, known as “corium”. Due to the level of radiation inside the stricken reactors, it is not possible to determine the precise position of the corium. For the Japanese teams, the future evacuation of the corium is a crucial milestone. Neutrons are emitted from the corium. Therefore, by using a neutron detector, the Japanese will be able to locate the molten fuel with precision. It’s very exciting and enriching from a technical view point, notably due to the scientific and industrial input we receive from the CEA*-Tech, our partner in this project. It is also stimulating from a cultural point of view as we work closely with the Japanese engineers, humbly endeavouring to help them with our innovating technical solutions.

An agile company
Onet Technologies’s strength lies in its agility. Because of its human scale and its positioning in several sectors of expertise, it can adapt more easily to its clients’ requirements and to market changes. And for the employees, this dexterity allows them greater freedom to develop innovating ideas for the benefit of the company’s clients.

*CEA: The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission

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Jacques Laurent

Project manager for mechanical equipment and processes
  • 55 y.o.
« I follow ‘my’ machines and processes from start to finish, and that’s what makes it so rewarding. »

A career 100% devoted to technical design
« I obtained a technical diploma in mechanical engineering in 1985. After a first short experience in computer maintenance, I worked in the design office of a subcontractor for Framatome for a few years. I then sent my CV to Comex Nucléaire who, in the ‘90’s, was looking to expand its activity in the nuclear sector. I joined the engineering department where I became responsible for carrying out the final adjustments on prototypes. I then moved to the nuclear services directorate who were looking for people with experience to develop new tools. Twelve years ago I was appointed project manager. It’s a very wide-ranging job both technically and scientifically speaking, involving robotics, mechanics, electronics and working with shape-memory materials. It also allows me to meet some extremely interesting people! »

A man and “his” machines
« When we are preparing tenders, my role is to propose tools and processes, which will be operated by our own site operations teams, that will be capable of satisfying the client’s inspection and maintenance requirements or enable the replacement of ageing components. To give some examples, I have developed welding and machining tools to repair pressuriser heater rods and small magnetic crawlers and robots, capable of exploring and operating in zones in nuclear power plants where access is very difficult or too dangerous for human intervention. When a contract is won, I supervise the tool development, from writing the specifications for the subcontractors right up to the acceptance trials and industrial commissioning. I follow ‘my’ machines and processes from start to finish, and that’s what makes it so rewarding. »

A revolutionary video probe
« I have also recently designed a video probe capable of inspecting the very narrow spaces inside a steam generator tube bundle. What makes this probe special is that it is very flat (only 3mm thick) and it is composed of an association of plastic and shape-memory materials that, until now, were only used in aeronautics and the medical field. It took us one year to develop the probe, between the first trials, the prototypes, the mock-up tests and manufacturing. Today the probe is in use in the plants. Designing it was a wonderful challenge. »

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Richard Blot

Special machines project engineer
  • 29 y.o.

Laurianne Fournier

Q3SERQuality, Health, Security, Safety, Environment and Radiation Protection
  • 34 y.o.

Emilio Di Donfrancesco

Work site manager
  • 34 y.o.

Virginie Filali

Site manager for radiation protection at Tricastin NPP
  • 47 y.o.

Benjamin Krausz

Export project manager
  • 35 y.o.

Jacques Laurent

Project manager for mechanical equipment and processes
  • 55 y.o.

Our areas of expertise

Designing the right solution at each phase
in the life cycle of industrial installations.

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Design and engineering

Conception and development of complex
industrial components and systems

We imagine, design and roll out safe and revolutionizing solutions of very high-added value - such as those we develop throughout the entire life cycle of nuclear installations - in order to satisfy the needs and address the technical challenges of our French and international clients.

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Nuclear services and non-destructive inspections

Application of the solution the best adapted to guarantee the safety and uninterrupted functioning of critical components

We raise complex challenges in hostile environments by combining our technical expertise with our in-the-field knowledge and our agility as project leaders.

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Delegated facility operation

Seconding of expert specialists to guarantee safe and reliable facility operations

With their perfect understanding of safety constraints and production requirements, our cross-functional teams of proactive experts provide precious support to our clients in the operating and maintenance of their facilities.

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Deconstruction, waste management

A responsible approach from dismantling to waste processing and disposal

Driven by our strong safety culture and our rich in-the-field experience, we work hand-in-hand with our clients to devise innovating and pragmatic solutions to meet the specific challenges that arise in deconstruction and waste management projects.

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Asbestos removal

Implementation of fully comprehensive solutions to remove and clean up lead, asbestos and other hazards, in particular from large components.

We conduct tailored or turn-key clean up and demolition operations in risk-laden environments and take charge of the processing of the waste generated by such operations.

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Vocational training

Development of skills in order to better respond to reinforced regulations.

We deliver both obligatory and qualifying training programmes pertinent to the building, construction and industry sectors which are designed to deepen knowledge, foster the acquisition of appropriate reflexes and attitudes and develop the proficiency of participants.

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Onet TECHNOLOGIES

Technological supremacy
serving safety and performance

Onet Technologies
is now the unique brand name grouping together the entire range of Onet’s engineering and services offering for the nuclear sector and for other complex industrial environments.

We cover the needs of these installations throughout their entire life cycle: engineering and design studies, operating and nuclear logistics, maintenance, asbestos removal, dismantling and waste management.

Thanks to our extensive network of agencies, our geographical proximity to our clients has led us to become a leader in dispensing professional training to personnel on nuclear sites.

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‘’Onet Technologies,
is a concentrate of knowledge and state-of-the art expertise; but above all, it is a united task force of men and women, who share the same safety culture and adhere to the same demanding standards. ‘’