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Fuel Fabrication Department Manager

Job Information Job Title: Fuel Fabrication Department Manager Grade: 240Org: Metal Fuel Development

Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (MFC, 4x10 schedule)
Mission/Vision Statement Empowering the Nation's Energy Future 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.Responsibilities
The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a Department Manager who will be responsible for delivering a wide range of nuclear fuel development and demonstration work. This position reports to the Director of the Fuel Fabrication & Nuclear Material Management (FFNMM) Division.
INL was established as the lead national laboratory for DOE-NE to provide much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to perform research, development and demonstration on nuclear technologies.
In the near term, the FF&NMM division seeks to support the INL’s nuclear research mission through three key initiatives: 1) expanding our basic science research capabilities to synthesize pure and single crystal materials containing the actinide elements; 2) expanding our applied science capabilities into additional Advanced Manufacturing techniques; and) 3) engineering-scale demonstration of new fuel systems. The department manager is responsible to provide strategic leadership and direction supporting these three initiatives.
General Functions:•Strategic development and leadership of research, development and demonstration efforts with fabrication of Uranium- and TRU-based fuel concepts•Line management of a group of 20+ employees across multiple disciplines•Contribute to Laboratory, MFC, and FF&NMM division initiatives with strategy and presentation writing as well as presentation delivery when needed•Lead efforts to establish university relationships for the development of new research staff and expand research output

Advanced degree in an Engineering or related technical/science field and 8 years of increasing leadership experience demonstrating effective skills in recruiting staff, organizing technical work, developing and implementing business plans, and marketing to bring in funded work.
Must be a US Citizen and have the ability and willingness to obtain and maintain a DOE "Q" clearance and additional clearance and security programs such as HRP and SCI.
•Significant experience with materials and fuels fabrication techniques, nuclear fuel types and fuel performance.•Personnel management experience•Excellent communication, presentation, public speaking, technical writing and interpersonal skills.•Budget management experience•Demonstrated ability to develop department strategic plan with associated metrics
Selective Service Requirements To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or 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 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)Work Conditions: stairs, typing/keyboard, >8 hrs./day, overtime/irregular hours, working aloneCertification Exams: Human Reliability Program (HRP), Please Apply Before: December 31, 2018 (Midnight, MST) Environmental, Safety and Health StatementMust 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 InformationWhen 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 OverviewINL 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 over 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 AreaIdaho 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 OpportunityIdaho 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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