Reactor Operator

Massachusetts, United States
27 Aug 2019
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27 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

REACTOR OPERATOR 2, Nuclear Reactor Lab, to maintain a senior reactor operator license to operate the MITR-II research reactor and perform the duties of shift supervisor. Will earn and maintain requirements of a U.S. NRC senior reactor operator license; 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 good 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; either two years of technical college or Navy nuclear education; ability to lift up to 40 lbs., ascend ladders, and wear and maintain training in use of a SCBA unit; English fluency; U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status; ability to pass background checks and NRC physical exam; and discretion and good judgment. Must be punctual, eighteen years or older, able to work both independently and as part of a team, and strongly motivated to advance to a senior level position if necessary. Job #17915-8

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 Monday through Friday, 12:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M. Will occasionally cover day, evening, night, and weekend shifts and be on call as needed.