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Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Operations Training Instructor

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: January 9, 2023
Reference Code: 18948
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Operations Training group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as an Operations and Training Instructor.
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our Advanced Test Reactor with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
Using highly specialized operational and technical knowledge and experience, develop and implement DOE Order and company compliant Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) based facility specific training and qualification programs for ATR Programs. Instruct ATR Operations, Maintenance, and Operations Support personnel in the theory and operation of Nuclear Facilities including the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), Advanced Test Reactor Critical (ATRC) and the Nuclear Material Inspection and Storage Facility (NMIS) in settings that include classroom, on the job training and laboratory settings. Takes work direction from and is accountable to the ATR Programs Operations Training Supervisor and ATR Programs Training Manager.
Special attributes of the position:
  • Develop and teach nuclear curriculum
  • Responsible for the instruction of nuclear principles and characteristics as well as system operating principles and standards
  • Has wide-ranging experience and uses professional concepts and company objectives to solve complex issues in creative and effective ways
  • Exercises' judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for-obtaining results
  • May train, guide, and mentor junior staff
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors-Networks with key contacts outside own area or expertise
  • Work is performed without appreciable directions-Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives of assignments
  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role
  • Represents organization as prime contact on projects or work-Interacts with senior internal personnel on significant matters and issues requiring coordination between organizations
  • May interact with external personnel


Minimum Requirements:
  • Level 3: Bachelors plus 5 years relevant experience or advanced degree and 3 years OR 10 years education/experience equivalency in lieu of bachelors
  • Level 4: Bachelors plus 8 years relevant experience or advanced degree & 6 years OR 16 years education/experience equivalency in lieu of bachelors
  • Must meet the requirements of DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Qualification, and Training Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities:
  • High School Diploma
  • Experience consistent with the material being presented.
  • Instructors will have demonstrated knowledge of instructional techniques through training or experience and be qualified by the Training Manager (or equivalent) for the material being presented
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship
Preferred Requirements:
  • Must have demonstrated excellent communication and facilitation skills for interacting with department staff, nuclear facility personnel, and management
  • Previous qualification as an ATR Auxiliary operator is highly desirable
Job Information:
  • Salary Grade 200 ($79,140 - $130,572)/210 ($91,032 - $150,156)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.