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TREAT Reactor Operator / Mechanic

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 2, 2022
Reference Code: 18190
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) TREAT Maintenance group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a TREAT Reactor Operator / Mechanic.
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our TREAT facility with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The Materials & Fuels Complex is seeking candidates for a TREAT Reactor Operator / Mechanic. If you want to be part of enabling the next generation of nuclear energy, this is the position for you!
The Transient Test Reactor (TREAT) is a reactor capable of controlled prompt critical operations, reaching power levels of 16,000 MW. This specifically includes operation of the reactor in both low power as well transient operating modes. This position is responsible for performing operation, maintenance, and modifications on TREAT reactor systems. This position is also responsible for the mechanical maintenance of critical reactor equipment such as control rod drives (Control/Shutdown, Compensation/Shutdown & Transient) & SCRAM air systems.
This position is responsible to the TREAT Operations & Shift Manager for the operation of the TREAT reactor and experiments in a safe and efficient manner as specified in TREAT Program documents. This position will, as assigned, write and review procedures, perform operational tasks such as establishing the transient testing prescriptions and settings for the Automatic Reactor Control System (ARCS) including the Dedicated Micro-Processor Tester (DMT), and the Reactor Trip System (RTS) as required by TREAT Reactor Engineering and the experiment sponsors. Proper setup of these systems is critical because the transient testing prescriptions entered in the ARCS are what provide the reactor control to accomplish the transient operation of the reactor enabling successful and safe experiment irradiations.
The TREAT Maintenance Manager, performing maintenance, and modifications on TREAT reactor systems. This position is also responsible for the mechanical maintenance of critical reactor equipment such as control rod drives (Control/Shutdown, Compensation/Shutdown & Transient) & SCRAM air systems.
The TREAT Engineering Manager, to monitor system health including development of plans for improving system safety and reliability.
Minimum Requirements:
  • HS and 4-6 years' exp., or, AS and 2-4 years' exp., or ESTEC / Vocational Certificate and 2 years' exp
  • These qualifications and experience, with associated education requirements are: Mechanical Maintenance Systems certificate and mechanical maintenance system experience
Preferred Requirements:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability and willingness to obtain and maintain a DOE L clearance
  • Must meet the required MFC expectations: demonstrate strong work ethic, integrity, customer service mentality, and technical skills for the position
  • Must be willing to learn and comply with DOE conduct of operations requirements and Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) principles
  • Must have the ability and willingness to complete Rad Worker II qualifications which will require donning and doffing of anti-contamination clothing and wearing a full-face respirator, self-contained, breathing apparatus, or powered, air purifying respirator
  • Mechanical maintenance hands-on experience in a nuclear facility is preferred
  • Strong background in mathematics is also preferred
Job Information:
  • Salary Grade: 190/200
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a 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 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.