ATR Programs Training Instructor
Idaho Falls, ID 
Posted 8 days ago
Job Description

Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!

Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Training group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a technical career as a Training Instructor.

Responsibilities Include:

Level 3: Utilizing highly specialized operational and technical knowledge and experience, develop and implement DOE Order and company compliant Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) based facility specific training and qualification programs for ATR Programs. Instruct Operations Support personnel in the theory, operation maintenance of Nuclear Facilities including the Advanced Test Reactor (A TR), Advanced Test Reactor Critical (ATRC) and the Nuclear Material Inspection and Storage Facility (NMIS) in settings that include classroom, on the job training and dynamic learning activities. Takes work direction from and is accountable to the ATR Programs Technical Programs Lead Instructor and ATR Programs Training Manager. These programs are equivalent to both accredited and non-accredited training programs in the commercial nuclear power industry.

Level 4: In addition to specific programmatic support outlined above, routinely functions as a lead, coordinating and managing the activities of other staff. Recognized as subject matter expert in areas of responsibility. Improves organizational efficiency through process improvements. Uses innovative approaches to develop solutions to complex problems within established policy. Decisions primarily affect complex projects or organizational initiatives. Errors could negatively impact business or project goals at a directorate level. Serves as spokesperson for the organization on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans, and objectives. Skilled at establishing positive working relationships at all levels, both internal and external. Demonstrates the ability to effectively influence relationships. Functions as a team lead and gives direction to other specialists and/or non-exempt staff. Proactively identifies, promotes and develops plans for new project opportunities. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches of assignment. Completed work is reviewed for desired results. Identifies opportunities and risks and makes recommendations affecting organizational or Laboratory strategy. Recommends practices for the organization. Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and prioritizing assignments.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Level 3: Bachelors plus 5 years relevant experience or an Advanced Degree & 3 years OR 13 years education/experience equivalency in lieu of bachelors.
  • Level 4: Bachelors plus 8 years relevant experience or an Advanced degree & 6 years OR 16 years education/experience equivalency in lieu of bachelors.
  • Experience and education equipping the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Must meet the requirements of DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Qualification, and Training Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities:

  1. Experience must be consistent with material being presented.
  2. Instructors must have demonstrated knowledge of instructional techniques through training or experience and be qualified by the training manager (or equivalent) for the material being presented.
  3. Instructors who provide instruction on the reactor simulator to certified personnel shall hold, or have held, a senior reactor operator certification for a similar Category A reactor plant (or equivalent), or have been certified on the reactor facility simulator.
  4. Persons who are responsible for instruction of subjects such as technical safety requirements, reactor operating principles and characteristics, and control manipulations shall have received senior reactor operator (or equivalent) training.
  5. Because standalone instruction is provided by SRO (or equivalent) trained instructors for technical safety requirements, instructors can provide instruction on technical safety requirements related to the systems they teach as part of the system or component instruction without having received senior reactor operator (or equivalent) training.
  • US Citizen. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L security clearance within one year of appointment.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent communication and facilitation skills for interacting with department staff, nuclear facility personnel, and management.
  • Previous qualification at ATR as a Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Operator, Pipe Fitter or Welder is highly desirable.

Job Information

  • Salary Grade: 190/200
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a "demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment."
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.

INL Overview:

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.

INL Mission:

Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision:

Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements:

To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

COVID Safety Protocols:

As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidate compliance with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID - 19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.

Reasonable Accommodation:

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Other Information:

When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

Benefits & Salary:

We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: .



Primary Location: US-ID-Idaho Falls
Other Locations: United States
Job: Human Resources
Organization: Advanced Test Reactor (Gxxx)
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
Job Posting: Jan 10, 2022, 5:49:39 PM
Unposting Date: Feb 1, 2022, 6:59:00 AM
RELOCATION: Yes - Standard
TELEWORK: On-Site Worker


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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