Engineer, Reactor Operations, Entry Level
West Milton, NY 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description
Job Title
Engineer, Reactor Operations, Entry Level
Job Classification
Organizational Unit
Naval Nuclear Laboratory -> Kesselring Site -> Prototype Operations (POM)
Kesselring - West Milton, NY 12020 US (Primary)
Career Level
Entry Level
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Job Description

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is seeking motivated Entry Level Nuclear Operations and Training Engineers!

The Nuclear Operations and Training Engineer trains US Naval personnel to be nuclear plant operators and supervisors utilizing nuclear reactors and state of the art simulation technology. This 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 technical, operational, and leadership skills. Individuals will train US Navy students on the fundamental principles of safe nuclear plant operations which prepares them for service on submarines and aircraft carriers. This position is vital to ensuring the nuclear fleet is fully staffed with the most highly trained, technically competent nuclear operators in the world.

Individuals in this position will qualify as a nuclear plant operator, supervisor, and instructor. While assigned to this position, rotating shift work is required. In addition to advanced development opportunities, this position offers incentive bonus payments and rotating shift differential while working the rotating shift schedule.

The Nuclear Operations and Training Engineer will complete technical training and plant qualifications in an expeditious manner. The initial qualification is a 16-month long training program. The first six months consistsof classroom instruction conducted by Navy Instructors at Naval Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC. The remaining nine months consists of hands ontraining on an operational reactor and simulator, as well as continued classroom instruction and small group training. Upon completion of qualification as a nuclear plant supervisor, the Nuclear Operations and Training Engineer will continue with advanced qualifications and technical training as they fulfill their duties as a nuclear operator and trainer. Are you interested in becoming a part of a 60 year legacy dedicated to supporting the mission of the US Navy? If so, apply today!

Required Skills


  • BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university


  • BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field 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 Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year of experience
Preferred Skills
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.2/4.0; applicants with minimum overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 and extensive relevant work experience (e.g. naval or commercial nuclear, merchant marine and maritime propulsion systems, or similar industrial systems) will be considered on an exception basis
  • Previous naval nuclear power experience
  • Strong academics in core engineering courses (e.g., calculus, thermodynamics, electrical/electronics, physics, materials, dynamics, statics, chemistry)
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a shipboard/prototype and instructional environment (e.g., express ideas in a clear, concise, and logical manner; impart technical knowledge in an instructional environment; ability to provide clear and understandable verbal orders (face-to-face and over an announcing system) in a shipboard/prototype environment and casualty situations)
  • Teaming (able to effectively work with a diverse group of personnel, including Navy, professional, and represented/union personnel)
  • Problem solving (adept at applying academic skills/knowledge to solve practical technical problems)
  • Action oriented (e.g., accepts challenges; can-do/proactive approach; self critical)
  • Sustained performance in high pressure situations
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in guiding individuals and groups
  • Strong time management skills
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. FMP is a government contractor and maintains a drug free workplace and workforce. All candidates must be able to pass a drug test in compliance with FMP company policy and 10 CFR 707. Federal regulation requires FMP test for marijuana.
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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