Radiological Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Closing date
Dec 4, 2023

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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) Instrumentation and Dosimetry group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Radiological Engineer! Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our Central Facility Area with every Friday off!

Responsibilities Include:
  • Guide in multiple aspects of radiological engineering and health physics instrumentation for the Health Physics Instrument Laboratory (HPIL).
  • Serve as the Domain Expert for the irradiators and associated software systems and for portable survey instruments supported by INL.
  • Interacts with, provides technical direction and support to the HPL calibration and repair facility Radiological Control Supervisor and related staff.
  • Plan and implement significant projects associated with HPIL operations.
  • Provide technical content and procedural methods for instrumentation calibration.
  • Provide innovative solutions to a wide range of health physics instrumentation issues.
  • Advise on and provide technical expertise in process improvements.
  • Provide oversight and technical expertise for the HPIL source assay program maintaining NIST tractability for all calibration standards used by the HPIL.
  • Primary author of Engineering Calculation and Analysis Reports associated with installed HPL equipment and support instrumentation.
  • Work and conclusions are generally accepted as technically authoritative and are reviewed primarily for meeting the assignment's objectives.
  • Support procurement, calibration, repair and deployment of Health Physics instrumentation.
  • Act as a mentor for junior staff members.
  • Collaborates with the HPL Facility Radiological Controls Manager and INL Radiological Engineering Manager.
  • Know and follow environmental, safety, health, radiation and contamination, and quality assurance regulations, policies, and procedures for this position.
  • Ensure own safety and safety of coworkers. Reports unsafe work conditions to immediate manager.
  • Ensure that the five core functions of the Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) are understood and applied when performing job duties.
  • Ensure that Laboratory excellence is achieved through appropriate implementation of conduct of operations.
  • Participate in safety related processes and programs as defined by the Laboratory.
  • Support and use the established ISMS principles to ensure work is conducted safely and meets the requirements for Safety, Health, and Environment.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or related field and at least 5 years related experience, or a Master's degree in engineering, science, or related field and at least 3 years related experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Obtain and maintain Radiological Engineer general and facility specific qualification for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Obtain either NRRPT certification or pass Part 1 of the ABHP exam within 1 year of hire date.

Job Information
  • Salary Grade PR0300: 220 ($107,520 - $177,336)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.

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:

INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO 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.

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.

INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.

Benefits & Salary:

We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit:
  • Job Field: Engineering
  • Organization: Environment, Safety, Health & Quality (Hxxx)
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Employee Status: Regular

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