Career Opportunities at MIT NRL

Senior Reactor Operator

Job Number: 14383 | Please click here to apply for this position


SENIOR REACTOR OPERATOR, Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, to perform reactor startups and shutdowns; provide control room coverage; perform diagnostic tests, calibrations, refueling operations, and decontamination procedures; prepare samples for irradiation; package and ship radioactive samples; and perform safety reviews and analyses of reactor system modifications and experiments. Will train to become a shift supervisor to oversee the duties listed above and other routine reactor operations and assist with various special reactor and experimental projects; follow good industrial safety practices and embrace a safety culture; adhere to all radiation protection measures and exercise sound radiological control judgment while working in areas containing radioactive materials; and participate in the annual requalification program for licensed personnel.


REQUIRED: licensure by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission or ability obtain a license within one year of hire, a high school diploma or GED, either two years of technical college or Navy nuclear education, and U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. Must be punctual, eighteen years or older, and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Seek an individual who is strongly motivated to advance to a senior level position if necessary. A background in physics and chemistry preferred, as is at least one year of additional experience working with either nuclear reactor mechanical or electrical systems.  Job #14383-6 

During the training period (first six months), the work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. Once fully qualified, the work schedule will be two shifts on the weekend (Saturday and Sunday midnight to 8:00 A.M.) and three day shifts (8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.) during the week. The three day shifts can be any days of the week based on candidate preferences for sleep transitions. 

Must be flexible enough to cover occasional weekend calls during shutdown conditions and other weekend shifts as necessary.