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Nuclear Reactor Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Do you want to join a dynamic team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nation’s security?

You could be the highly motivated individual to be part of our diverse Nuclear Facilities team. You will support the Annular Core Research Reactor and the Critical Experiments Reactor. Are you passionate about becoming a certified reactor operator? Do you dream of supporting a wide multitude of experiments conducted by Sandia scientists, as well as external customers? If so, you will want to consider applying for this opportunity.

On any given day, you may be called on to work in a high teaming environment to:

  • Perform Reactor Engineer/Operator duties, which includes operating a reactor as a certified Reactor Operator
  • Help prepare and handle experiment packages which may involve crane operations.
  • Maintain and repair reactor systems and associated support equipment which may involve forklift operations
  • Support experiment plan development and execution at nuclear facilities, radiological facilities, and reactors
  • Work with engineers to develop, design, and install new systems components or modify existing components
  • Write or modify operating and maintenance procedures or work packages
  • Ensure that facility operations align with the framework of a strong nuclear safety culture and implement effective operational decision-making
  • Support the development, maintenance, and implementation of the facility safety basis documents
  • Perform causal analysis and develop corrective actions for identified deficiencies
  • Prepare and present technical reports and presentations for professional organizations and user groups

Are you ready for your next challenge? Join our team and achieve your dreams while making a difference.

Department Description:

Nuclear Facilities Operations, Department, (1381), provides operational management of nuclear reactor facilities within TA-V. These facilities include the Annular Core Research Reactor Facility and the Sandia Pulsed Reactor Facility. These nuclear facilities are used in the conduct of experiments for a wide variety of programmatic customers. Detailed facility descriptions are captured in the documented safety analysis for each nuclear facility.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations.



  • You will have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific, technical or engineering discipline
  • Experience at a nuclear reactor facility in operations/maintenance
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance


  • Current or previous qualifications as a Reactor Operator
  • Experience maintaining and repairing Reactor Instrumentation and Control Systems
  • Familiarity with DOE nuclear facility requirements
  • Ability to complete complex assignments with minimal management oversight
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, initiative and organizational skills to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Current DOE security clearance

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


Posted: 2019-04-23 Expires: 2019-05-23

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