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MIT Reactor Operator

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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.



MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.