Reactor Operations Engineer, Maintenance, &
1467-NN_ADMINPRO - Research Operations Engineer, 1467-YN_ADMINPRO -
Research Operations Engineer
Reactor Operations Engineer, Maintenance, & Operations
Summary of Duties:
The Reactor Operations Engineer, Maintenance, & Operations
position is responsible for designing, assessing, approving, and
performing research reactor maintenance activities and operations
planning in support of fundamental and applied science research
projects across the Nuclear Science Center (NSC) and the NSC 1MW
TRIGA research reactor. This includes performing work in support of
scientific or engineering research which provides practical
experience for graduate and undergraduate students, research
technicians, and reactor operators; using advanced skills and
knowledge to perform the following non-inclusive list of tasks,
perform complex investigative procedures; modifies procedures to
accomplish operational and maintenance goals; collect, process, and
analyze data; and run research protocols.
This position will serve as a senior reactor operator and will
ensure quality and safety controls, review regulations, and
maintain the operational goals of the facility, as well as makes
recommendations and conclusions, which will serve as the basis for
decision making in the NSC reactor operations group.
Serve as the on-call licensee when required by the license or
supervisor. Details of on-call status is detailed in SGI
- A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate related scientific or
engineering discipline and experience performing professional-level
work with scientific or engineering research protocols. Any
combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted
for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Experimental and analytical skills; understanding and knowledge of
research theory; excellent organizational and project management
- Knowledge of research reactors, reactor safety systems and
components, industry best practices, state-of-the- art,
infrastructure, regulatory requirements, experience in experimental
safety analysis for neutron activation and chemistry
- Possession of, or ability to obtain within 9 months of hire, a
senior reactor operator license at the NSC reactor.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire, a
hazardous materials shipping certificate for radioactive materials
for domestic air and ground shipping.
- Must be a U.S. citizen at time of hire as part of the licensing
- Within 6 months of hire, must obtain fall protection training,
CPR training, first aid training, AED training, and overhead crane
- Must undergo a fingerprint-based criminal history
- Must undergo a full background check.
- Must receive a favorable trustworthiness and reliability
determination by the facility Director and Reactor Supervisor
within 12 months of hire and maintain clearance throughout
- Possession of, or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid
- Must be able to satisfy all requirements set forth by the U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission to remain qualified for a senior
reactor operator license and SGI clearance access.
- Possession of a valid hazardous materials shipping certificate
for radioactive materials for domestic air and ground
- Current or previous reactor operator or senior reactor operator
- Experience working with nuclear detector systems and
spectroscopy software for radiation measurement and nuclide
- Experience using LabView, AutoCAD, or SOLIDWORKS.
- Experience in repair and maintenance of analog and digital
electronic controllers and systems.
- Experience in handling radioactive and hazardous
- Previous training or education in the fundamentals of nuclear
reactor theory and operations.
Office of Research
Nuclear Science Center
City, State, Zip:
Pullman WA 99164
: Nuclear Science Center
This is a permanent position.
$4,508.70 - $6,763.06
In accordance with RCW
the above salary reflects the full salary range for
this position. Individual placement within the range is based on
the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and
abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically
begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For additional
information, please review
WSU's Administrative Professional Compensation
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid
sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and
disability insurance package for employees and dependents;
retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental
retirement accounts. For additional information, please review the
detailed Summary of Benefits offered by WSU for AP staff
Posting Close Date: This recruitment has been extended to
close on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 11:59 P.M. Screening has
begun and will remain ongoing until the vacancy has been
This position has been designated by the
department to require a background check because it requires access
to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages
in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU
students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to
personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised
access to university buildings/property, or other business-related
need. A background check will not be completed until an initial
determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicants must upload the
following required documents to their online application.
, please upload all documents in the
“Resume/CV” section of your application. Internal
please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover
Letter” section of your application. Documents may be submitted in
one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as
a PDF if possible. Applicants will be requested to provide contact
information for professional references within the online
application. Application materials should clearly communicate how
the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional
2. Cover Letter
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