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Production Facilities Nuclear Facility Manager (NFM)

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 22, 2022
Reference Code: 18234
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 (MFC) Production Facilities group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Production Facilities Nuclear Facility Manager (NFM).
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our MFC facility with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking candidates for a Nuclear Facility Manager (NFM) reporting to the Production Facilities (PF) Division. If you want to be a part of enabling nuclear energy research and development, including development of next generation nuclear reactors, then this position is for you.
INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for the United States Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, providing much of the nuclear research, development and demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to development. MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to perform research and development of nuclear fuels from fuel design, development and fabrication, and post irradiation analysis. MFC plays a pivotal role in supporting the National Reactor Center, which provides resources for testing, demonstration, and performance assessment to accelerate the development of new, advanced nuclear technology concepts.
The Nuclear Facility Manager (NFM) is responsible for nuclear safety management within their assigned nuclear and/or radiological facilities. Responsible for establishing and communicating a strategic vision for successful nuclear or radiological facility operations, mission accomplishments and implementation of continuous improvements.
  • Responsible for safe execution of day-to-day activities
  • Responsible for implementation of safety basis requirements and performance of activities within their approved Authorized Agreement
  • Responsible for implementation of facility systems, components, operations practices, INL policies and procedures
  • Responsible for providing leadership, communication, and coordination for all support organizations addressing nuclear facility issues
  • Responsible to ensure requirements are met for Readiness activities (MSAs/RAs/ORRs)
  • Line management responsibilities for all human capital activities for assigned facilities
  • Work package manager for assigned budgets
  • Responsible to coordinate, support, and when necessary, subcontract work performance in assigned facility
Minimum Requirements:
  • BS plus 7 years relevant experience which includes supervisory and/or technical experience in nuclear facility operations, testing, and maintenance
  • Strong working knowledge of regulatory requirements, waste management, nuclear material, waste transportation requirements, particularly environmental requirements, as they apply to operations of a nuclear facility
  • Strong working knowledge of DOE nuclear authorization basis requirements
  • Strong working knowledge of nuclear material radiological and criticality hazards and mitigations
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship
Preferred Requirements:
  • A comprehensive level of knowledge of nuclear facility operations which includes: conduct of operations, criticality safety, nuclear safety, administrative requirements for operation, work management, facility operations, abnormal and emergency procedures, system design, construction and their interrelationships
  • Some facilities may prefer a good technical knowledge in the areas of mathematics, nuclear physics, chemistry, materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and instrument and control theory
  • Considerable skill in oral and written communication, problem/solving/trouble shooting techniques, and coping with emergency situations
  • Experience and understanding of security controls for nuclear material
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Nuclear Facility Manager Certification
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain RadWorker I or II, as required
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound judgment decisions through previous work assignments
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 230
  • 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.