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Reactor Supervisor & Assistant Lab Director - West Lafayette - Nuclear Engineering

Job Number: (1100876)

Description This position is responsible for the operation, maintenance, safety and regulatory compliance for Purdue's Nuclear Reactor facility. The incumbent will also assist with long-term planning for the facility. The position has legal status through the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a condition for licensing of the facility. Additional responsibilities include administration and operation of the Nuclear Engineering Laboratories under the supervision of the laboratory Director.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering or related field.
  • Two years of research or other nuclear reactor operations experience.
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience.
  • Experience working with radiation and radiation producing devices.
  • Ability to repair and maintain electronic equipment related to reactor operations.
  • Familiarity with U.S. NRC regulations as they apply to nuclear reactors, and the use, disposal and transportation of radioactive materials.
  • Must earn reactor operators license in 6 months and senior operator's license within one year.
  • Ability to repair and maintain analog and digital reactor instrumentation required.
  • Ability to lift and carry 10-25 pounds frequently and 40 pounds occasionally


  • Knowledge of equipment such as Osciliscopes, Amplifiers, Single and Multiple Channel Analyzers and common radiation detectors and related nuclear instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of electronics systems utilizing vacuum tubes.

Additional Information:

  • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Fidelity Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer.