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Nuclear Research Facility Process Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: September 13, 2022
Reference Code: 18365
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) Materials and Fuels Complex Facility and Systems Engineering group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Nuclear Research Facility Process Engineer.
Our team works a hybrid 4x10 schedule located at our Materials and Fuels Complex facility with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
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!
The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking applicants as a Nuclear Research Facility Process/System Engineer who will work closely with staff supporting nuclear energy programmatic research. Candidates are being sought in the following engineering subject areas Mechanical, Nuclear, Chemical, Electrical, and Instrumentation & Control's engineering. The positions will be organized within the Facility and Systems Engineering Department within the Engineering Division.
The successful candidate will be the assigned System Engineer for various process systems related to the treatment of spent nuclear fuels. MFC has outstanding nuclear facility capabilities that includes hot-cells where nuclear fuels are treated. These hot-cell environments provide unique and exciting challenges with respect to engineering efforts. The successful candidate will work closely with research staff supporting nuclear energy programmatic research. Process/System Engineers working with researchers will apply knowledge, practices, and technique to develop designs for new or modified systems, processes, and specialized equipment through design and implementation phases for operations in the challenging operating environments of these hot-cell facilities.
In this role, engineers will work independently with research staff applying engineering knowledge, practice, and techniques in support of assignments and be responsible to ensure continued operational readiness of assigned systems and equipment. Technical understanding of system design requirements, system performance criteria, physical configuration, operation, testing, and maintenance of assigned systems and components is key. Additionally, basic understanding of the science base behind processes will be required and taught.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Perform System Engineering role for modifications to assigned systems and development of new system capabilities to meet operational and research needs
  • Perform Design Engineer role for modifications to support operational and research needs
  • Perform Task Lead role for modifications
  • Configuration Management of assigned systems
  • Develop/revise operating/maintenance procedures for assigned system
  • Specify equipment maintenance for assigned systems
  • Monitor performance of assigned systems
  • Perform failure analysis for assigned systems
  • Provide operations Support for assigned systems
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in an applicable engineering field and two years relevant engineering experience, or a master's degree and one year relevant experience
  • Applicable degrees include; Mechanical, Nuclear, Chemical, Electrical, and Instrumentation & Control's engineering
  • Position will require inclusion in the Human Reliability Performance (HRP) of which will require additional scrutiny by the HRP Program administrators
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience performing system engineering functions within a nuclear facility/environment
  • Ability to design, analyze and evaluate systems
  • Ability to effectively communicate with operations, engineering, nuclear safety, maintenance, and programmatic personnel both verbally and through written products
  • Ability to identify and implement engineering work tasks such as design efforts, maintenance activities and operating written instructions
  • Ability to plan, organize, and lead engineering work
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 210 ($91,032 - $150,156)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
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.
COVID Safety Protocols:
As a condition of employment, INL will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidate compliance with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.
INL has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring 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 INL'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.
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.