Senior Vitrification & Immobilization Technology Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory Idaho Falls , ID 83405

Posted 11 months ago

Job Information

Job Title: Senior Vitrification & Immobilization Technology Engineer

Grade: 230/240

Org: Pyrochemistry & Molten Salt Systems


Work Location: MFC (4x10 Schedule)

Mission/Vision Statement

Leading Nuclear Energy and Research Technology

Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.


The Pyrochemistry & Molten Salt Systems department at Idaho National Laboratory is seeking a Senior Vitrification & Immobilization Technology Engineer to join its highly skilled team of technical professionals.

The individual in this role will be a glass or ceramic specialist in material science or engineering, or a comparable discipline, to support and lead engineering and research activities in the Pyrochemistry and Molten Salt Systems Department at the Materials and Fuels Complex. As a specialist, the individual will lead the design, construction, and operation of molten glass and similar systems to investigate the disposition of vitrified or crystalline radioactive wastes. Further, the specialist will lead the development of these research systems, as well as subsequent trade studies and other research toward the potential future disposition of vitrified or crystalline radioactive wastes.

The individual is also expected to maintain and develop business opportunities for the department. This is done by establishment of professional relationships with national/international programmatic sponsors, responding to proposal calls, mentoring junior staff, and collaborating with other research departments and organizations.

This is a great and unique career opportunity for an experienced professional! If you meet the minimum requirements outlined below, we encourage you to apply!


  • A BS degree in an engineering or science discipline plus 8-12 years related experience; or an MS degree in an engineering or science discipline plus 6-8 years related experience; or a PhD in an engineering or science discipline plus 4-6 years related experience is required.

  • Significant familiarity with design and operation of glass melting systems - especially these systems as applied to the disposition of radioactive wastes - is required.

  • Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment.

  • In addition, the selected individual in this position must have US citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy Level "Q" security clearance.

  • Depending on the level the selected incumbent is brought in at, review and approval from the Science & Engineering Committee is required.

  • Highly developed technical communications skills to produce engineering documentation, technical presentations, and peer reviewed journal articles are preferred.

Selective Service Requirements

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see

Employee Job Functions

Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.

Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities - fine motor control (hands); repetitive, intermittent work

Special Senses - visually demanding work; near vision; speech discrimination

Work Conditions - stairs; radiation work; typing/keyboard; working alone; working >8 hours/day

Certification Exams - Testing Designated Position (TDP)

Please Apply Before:

May 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (MDT)

Environmental, Safety and Health Statement

Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.

Other Information

When applying to positions please provide a 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 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 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

The Idaho Falls Area

Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and

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.

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