Career Opportunities at MIT NRL

Administrative Assistant 1

OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INuclear Reactor Laboratory (NRL), to perform a range of administrative activities that include reception duties, meeting logistics, and drafting documents. Will act as the face of the NRL to visitors by greeting guests, responding to questions, and answering general inquiries and ensuring they are addressed and resolved; triaging visitors; and providing support to the staff under the guidance of the superintendent of the reactor, including coordination of tours and meetings, correspondence, updating/proofreading documents/manuals, and performing other tasks.  Reception duties include allowing/denying entry to NRL spaces after checking IDs and performing security screenings.  Additional duties include managing shipping and receiving, answering telephones, distributing mail, overseeing office supplies, and other general office support responsibilities, assisting with emergency response by facilitating building evacuations, directing first responders, and notifying NRL and MIT leadership; collaborating with administrative assistants and other internal colleagues to prepare for meetings and events; and assisting with projects as requested by management.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  high school diploma or its equivalent; at least two years of administrative experience; proficiency with Microsoft Office software; demonstrated attention to detail; discretion and excellent judgment, especially in matters of confidentiality; and ability to ability to prioritize competing demands and follow through on tasks despite multiple interruptions and deal effectively with abnormal and emergency events and execute applicable steps in associated procedures.  Seek a proactive, team-oriented, self-starter with excellent organizational, communication, and time- management skills.  PREFERRED:  associate’s degree; proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite or comparable software and with platforms such as Slack, Asana, or Dropbox.  Job #20525-4

This position is on-site only with no routine remote work.

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Senior Reactor Operator (2 openings)

SENIOR REACTOR OPERATORNuclear Reactor Lab (2 openings), to maintain a senior reactor operator license to operate the MITR-II research reactor and perform the duties of shift supervisor.  Will 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 also oversee the duties listed above and other routine reactor operations; assist with various special reactor and experimental projects; follow industrial safety practices and embrace a safety culture; adhere to radiation protection measures and exercise sound radiological control judgment while working in areas containing radioactive materials; participate in the annual requalification program for licensed personnel; conduct visitor tours and make lab activities understandable to school-aged children and laypersons; report any concerns and abnormal system behavior to shift supervisor and superintendent immediately; log shift activities in the logbook clearly and concisely with detail; and perform other duties as needed. 

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  high school diploma or GED; two years’ technical college or Navy nuclear education; four years of experience with nuclear reactors; ability to lift up to 40 lbs., ascend ladders, and wear and maintain training in use of a SCBA unit; English fluency; discretion and good judgment; punctuality; ability to work both independently and as part of a team.  Seek someone who is interested in advancing to a senior-level position if necessary.  Must have a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission license or be able to obtain one within one year of hire.  Must be eighteen years or older.  Job #19784-8

During the training period (approximately 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 and three during the week, nights, days, and/or evenings as needed.  Will occasionally cover extra day, evening, night, and weekend shifts and be on call as needed.

Must be able to pass background checks and NRC physical exam.

U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.

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Are you a college freshman or sophomore looking to work as a reactor operator? Head over to our Operator Training section to learn more about the opportunity to be gainfully employed until graduation with one of the highest paying jobs on campus. Student applications are accepted at the start of the Fall semester with a new cohort hired each academic year.