Entry Level Reactor/Refueling Operations Engineer
Goose Creek, SC 
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Job Description
Job Title
Entry Level Reactor/Refueling Operations Engineer
Job Classification
Organizational Unit
Naval Nuclear Laboratory -> Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit-Charleston
Charleston - Goose Creek, SC 29445 US (Primary)
Career Level
Entry Level
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Job Description

The Reactor Operations Training Engineer trains Naval personnel to be nuclear plant operators utilizing reactors and state-of-the-art simulators. It is an accelerated leadership development opportunity in one of the most prestigious programs in the world. This unique position provides hands-on nuclear plant operations experience while building a repertoire of leadership skills. Individuals will lead Naval students in a training environment to fulfill the mission of the program, to train sailors on the fundamental principles of safe nuclear operations which prepares them for service on submarines and aircraft carriers. The impact of this leadership position is to ensure that the nuclear powered fleet is fully staffed with the best trained operators in the world. Individuals in this position will qualify as a nuclear plant supervisor providing participants with an opportunity to combine technical skills with interpersonal skills.

While assigned to the Moored Training Ships, as a trainee and staff instructor, rotating shift work is required. In addition to advanced development opportunities, this position offers incentive bonuses and while working rotating shift work a rotating shift pay differential.

The Reactor Operations Training Engineer will complete technical training and plant qualification responsibilities in an expeditious manner. The initial qualification is a 15-month training program. The first six months consists of classroom instruction conducted by Navy instructors at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. The subjects include Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Radiological Fundamentals, Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, Chemistry, Materials, Physics, Reactor Dynamics, and Reactor Plant Operations. The remaining nine months consists of on-the-job training, including some classroom and small group instructions, at the Moored Training Ships Site. Upon qualification as a nuclear plant supervisor, the Reactor Operations Training Engineer will continue with advanced qualifications and technical training along with their duties as an instructor.

Required Skills


  • BS degree in engineering or physics from an accredited college or university.


  • BS degree in engineering or physics from an accredited college or university and completed advanced qualifications as noted in the CTE/NOP/SRE Accelerated Pay Program; or
  • MS degree in engineering or physics from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year of experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Strong academic record, minimum 3.2 grade point average
  • Leadership abilities
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work a rotational shift assignment
  • U. S. Citizen
  • Ability to obtain U.S. Department of Energy security clearance
Preferred Skills
  • BS Degree in Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Marine Engineering, Radiation Health Engineering, Engineering Physics or Physics
  • Previous naval nuclear power experience (EOOW or SRE)
  • Grade point average of 3.5 or better in overall, technical, and major areas preferred
About Us
The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation. Naval Nuclear Laboratory personnel are FMP employees who work at four DOE facilities: Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and Naval Reactors Facility, and at the U.S. Department of Defense-owned Nuclear Power Training Unit-Charleston. FMP employees also have an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations. For nearly 70 years, the Naval Nuclear Laboratory has developed advanced nuclear propulsion technology, provided technical support, and trained world-class nuclear operators to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our nation's submarine and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is a national asset solely dedicated to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. We rely on the dedication and innovation of our nearly 8000 engineers, scientists, technicians, and support personnel.
All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter.
All employees of Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP), operating as Naval Nuclear Laboratory, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious accommodation as a condition of employment.
Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity

Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC, who operates the Naval Nuclear Laboratory, is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) and is committed to workforce diversity.

We have a commitment to small business and supplier diversity, including small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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