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Experimental Power Reactor Operator (EPRO)

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 15, 2022
Reference Code: 18881
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) Reactor Operators group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as an Experimental Power Reactor Operator (EPRO).
Our team works an on-site 4x12 schedule located at our ATR facility.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Perform safe and efficient operation of the experiments, per approved policies, procedures, and experiment control documentation. Obtain water samples and make chemistry additions to ensure loop chemistry remains within required specifications.
  • Perform reactor vessel handling operations such as defueling and refueling the reactor core and removing and installing capsule experiments, flux monitor wires, and other core components.
  • Operate and provide continuous surveillance of loop and instrumented lead experiment equipment during both reactor shutdown and operating periods.
  • Perform manipulations on reactor during shutdown periods and on experiment equipment during both operating and shutdown periods.
  • Train for Reactor Operator position of certification by completing formal training requirements.
  • Perform related tasks for which qualified, as directed by supervisor, including operations in the reactor tank as, permitted by Experiment Operator certification.
  • Participate in hands-on training for Experiment Operator, as directed.
  • Collect and record experiment data, including calculation and interpretation of the data.
  • Maintain experiment logbooks and provides an update of experiment procedures/documentation as directed by supervisor.


Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent plus 6 years relevant experience (e.g., Nuclear Navy, Commercial Nuclear Power Plant) or a BS degree. Desired degree discipline: Engineering, Engineering Technology, Physical Science.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 180 ($60,984 - $97,584)
  • 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.
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 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 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.
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
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Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
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.