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Reactor Auxiliary Operator

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: February 23, 2023
Reference Code: 19244
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 a .....
Our team works an on-site 4x12 schedule located at our ATR facility.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Operate reactor primary, secondary and utility cooling water systems.
  • Operate 480V, Utility and Instrument uninterruptible power supplies.
  • Monitor state of charge for lead acid batteries.
  • Operate diesel generators in normal and emergency conditions.
  • Operate and monitor emergency firewater injection systems for the reactor and irradiated fuel storage canal.
  • Operate compressed air systems.
  • Operate 4160VAC, 480VAC, 240VAC, 120VAC, 250VDC and 32VDC electrical systems.
  • Conduct chemistry analysis of reactor coolant, experiment loop coolant, secondary coolant, and auxiliary water systems.
  • Respond to the scene of events or casualties throughout the ATR Complex and take corrective actions, as directed by the LSRAO or Plant Foreperson.
  • Perform duties as the Fissile Material Handler in the ATR canal, under the direction of the canal coordinator or the Plant Foreperson.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate narrative logs. Train for the next level of certification.


Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience in a nuclear operating environment, or completion of ISU Energy Systems Technology Course, or Associates degree in Nuclear Operations Technology or related degree is desired.
Job Information
  • Salary: $34.02/hour (Rate can vary based upon individual work location, clearances, and qualifications. Rates are accurate for current posting and subject to change. These are bargaining unit positions.)
  • 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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INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
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.