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ATR Programs Radiological Controls Training Instructor

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: September 6, 2022
Reference Code: 18331
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) Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Training group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as an ATR Programs Radiological Controls Training Instructor.
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our ATR facility with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Use 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.
  • Instruct Radiological Controls personnel, but use operational and technical experience to provide instruction to Certified Operators and Operations Support personnel in the theory and operation of Nuclear Facilities including ATR, Advanced Test Reactor Critical (ATRC) and the Nuclear Material Inspection and Storage Facility (NMIS) in settings that include classroom, on the job training, or simulation/laboratory facilities.
  • Provide oversight to include development and delivery of ATR Programs drill program and drills.
  • Take work direction from and be accountable to the ATR Programs Training Technical Programs Lead.
  • Implement ATR Programs nuclear facility training programs by classroom instruction and on-the-job training using lesson plans, OJT checklists, training checklists, and other training materials, procedures and processes.
  • Implement and maintain ATR Programs drill program for certified operators, operations support programs and radiological control personnel. Ensure the drill program status and records are up-to-date. Conduct drills and exercises as directed and document the results.
  • Establish and maintain examination question banks for nuclear facility operations and operations support personnel. Develop, schedule, administer, grade and evaluate written and oral examinations.
  • Ensure assigned training programs are in compliance with requirements of program documents, company procedures, training implementation matrices and training program plans.
  • Evaluate training programs to ascertain that requirements are met and the programs are thorough and are accomplishing the goals established for delivery of training that prepares employees to perform their jobs. Conduct self-assessment activities required by company procedures, using results to improve the training programs. Track deficiencies and provide timely completion of actions to correct/mitigate deficiencies.
  • Review technical procedures, reports, proposals and other appropriate documents in order to determine their impact on training programs and to make recommendations for implementation or revision, based on needs or problems observed during operational or training evolutions. Implement approved recommendations.
  • Develop innovative approaches, concepts, and strategies for the ATR training program. Implement strategies and concepts and track results for determination of effectiveness.
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the systems, operating practices, procedures and policies associated with ATR Programs nuclear facilities.
  • Achieve and maintain ATR RCT Qualification.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors plus 5-8 years of relevant experience, or MS Degree & 3-6 years of relevant experience, or 13-16 years of relevant experience/education in lieu of degree.
  • Experience as Radiological Controls Technician (RCT)/Health Physics Technician (HPT) and Training Experience counts toward Relevant Experience
  • DOE RCT Core certification is required. Professional certifications such as NRRPT, Certified Health Physicist (CHP), and/or BS in Health Physics may supplant the Core Academic requirements.
  • Must obtain and maintain ATR RCT qualification.
  • Must meet the requirements of DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Qualification, and Training Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities:
  1. High School Diploma.
  2. Experience consistent with the material being presented.
  3. 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:
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills for interacting with department staff, nuclear facility personnel, and management.
  • Prior Program experience with INL RCT / Radiological Protection training preferred.
  • Current ATR RCT qualification.
  • Primarily responsible for ATR radiological controls personnel, but use technical knowledge to train operations and maintenance personnel at ATR.
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-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 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.
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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 males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities 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.

COVID Safety Protocols
As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring that all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
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We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. 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.