Nuclear Manufacturing Technician I

University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 30, 2023

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Research Reactor

A life-saving operation in the middle of America — the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) — needs you to help guide its future. MURR is expanding its critical cancer-fighting and medical isotope production.

MURR’s reactor is the highest-power university research reactor in the United States, operating at 10 megawatts, 6.5 days a week and 52 weeks a year. The MURR facility enables research across many disciplines – From investigating ancient cultures and how plants respond to their environment, to analyzing industrial materials and developing radiopharmaceuticals that have lifesaving clinical applications. The MURR facility is a reliable resource for researchers, scientists, engineers and students across the country.

Be a part of the future of fighting cancer and saving lives.

Be a part of MURR

Job Description

MURR is seeking a Nuclear Manufacturing Technician to join the Research Reactor production team. The successful candidate will have a strong attention to detail, enjoy teamwork, and have a commitment to excellence working within a cGMP environment.

Key Duties Performed by This Position Will Include

This position participates and assists in the cross-functional manufacturing of cutting-edge and life-saving medical radioisotopes generated at MURR. These are used in the diagnostics and treatments of patients around the globe. Employees in this team work in a cleanroom and lab focused FDA GMP and NRC regulated environment alongside health physics, microbiology, quality control, engineering, and quality assurance to complete time-sensitive production-focused processes. Skills, expertise, and responsibility will increase over time with this position due to extensive on the job training. Some of the entry level responsibilities are below:
  • Assisting with the routine production of solutions. This entails preparing the laboratory and documentation for each process with a focus on regulatory compliance.
  • Production apparatus setup and cleaning, calibration, preparation of reagents and documentation requisite to planned processing evolutions.
  • Maintaining FDA Good Manufacturing Processes within an NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) regulated facility.
  • Reading and following standard operating procedures (SOPs) in support of production and dispensing of the product.
  • Will contribute to the authoring, revision, and approval of GMP documentation including SOPs, change controls, and deviations.
  • Assist in various project and process development as needed.
  • This position may also assist with the management of key inventories and consumables associated with routine production.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement and process enhancement and development projects and initiatives to improve reliability and consistency.
  • Work in this position is comprised of a wide variety of standardized tasks, from disinfection of clean rooms, to handling hazardous materials, analytically preparing solutions with narrow specifications, and manipulating equipment remotely inside of a Hot Cell.
Successful candidates will be persuasive communicators with exceptional organizational and time management skills. They must demonstrate the following durable skills: leadership, character, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, mindfulness, growth mindset, and fortitude. Additionally, customer service, confidentiality, integrity, and a commitment to university values in their activities.

Must be available for reliable and consistent onsite work.


Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m, with some fluctuation to schedule including potential weekends. Details discussed during an interview.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to those with cGMP/GLP experience, general laboratory experience, and hazardous/radioactive materials handling experience

Experience with aseptic Technique, cleanroom, manipulator operation, writing, and root cause analysis.

Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field preferred

Anticipated Hiring Range

Hiring Salary: $22.35/hour in an approved career progression plan
Grade: GGS-006

University Title: Nuclear Manufacturing Technician I

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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