Technologist I

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Technologist I


Texas A&M Engineering


Nuclear Engineering and Science Center

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Why work for Texas A&M Engineering?

Who we are

Texas A&M Engineering is a large employer in the great and growing cities of Bryan/College Station, offering thousands of career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. We are deeply committed to recruiting and retaining a talented workforce that embraces our core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and service. Texas A&M Engineering offers competitive salaries, full benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative working community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education, research, and public service.

Job Description


The Nuclear Engineering & Science Center’s (NESC) Reactor Facilities play an important role in the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) mission of performing research and leveraging expertise from universities, national laboratories, and state and federal agencies to improve lives through basic and applied engineering research. The Reactor Facilities provide support to instructional and research programs for all TAMUS colleges and departments as well as other organizations state-wide, nationally, and internationally. The two reactors are the foundation of the NESC, consisting of a 1-Megawatt TRIGA (NSCR) and a 5-Watt AGN along with associated research and service facilities and infrastructure.

The Reactor Engineer works with a team of engineers, technicians, and students engaged in activities associated with the conduct of operations, research, and development at the Nuclear Engineering & Science Center.


  • Assisting with reactor infrastructure projects including design, evaluation, safety analyses, construction/fabrication, installation and implementation, maintenance, and replacement (when necessary), in accordance with the reactor license conditions, technical specifications, and safety basis.
  • Assisting with non-reactor related facility infrastructure projects including design, evaluation, construction/fabrication, installation/implementation, maintenance, and replacement (when necessary), in accordance with the facility requirements.
  • Assisting with maintenance of the equipment necessary (with the support of Facilities staff) for each of the two reactors’ continued operation in accordance with their respective reactor licenses, technical specifications, safety bases, the relevant Federal and State regulations, and TEES/TAMUS policies and procedures. This includes reactor consoles and nuclear instrumentation, and all reactor-related systems including primary and secondary cooling, the Reactor Control System, the Reactor Protective System, and other systems, structures, and components, including experiment equipment.
  • Supporting existing and new research and service efforts utilizing the reactors and other NESC facilities by designing, developing, and installing new fixtures, experiment systems, and scientific instruments or equipment necessary to conduct the work.
  • Assisting with the evaluation and selection of appropriate software and equipment for research and operations related projects.
  • Development of documentation, including reports, plans, statements of work, and related documents for research and activities at the facility under supervision.
  • Assisting the Director and Associate Director—Operations and Research in review and required revisions of NESC procedures.
  • Performance of other duties as part of the NESC Reactor Facilities team as necessary and assigned by the Director.

What we need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • No experience required.

What is helpful:

  • Experience in a Nuclear Reactor facility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage resources and to balance safety issues with the need to fulfill the functions of the Nuclear Engineering & Science Center.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage priorities in a dynamic research and radiation services environment.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and/or move heavy objects up to fifty (50) pounds at times.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Senior Reactor Operator’s license on both NESC reactors.

Work Location:

  • Main Campus – College Station, TX.

About Nuclear Engineering and Science Center

The Nuclear Engineering and Science Center seeks to improve the health, wellbeing and environment of mankind through the application of nuclear technology. The center provides services to researchers and/or faculty from Texas A&M University, other colleges and universities, government agencies and private industry. The center is recognized primarily for providing radioisotopes and other nuclear irradiation services for research, academic, medical and industrial applications and as a teaching and nuclear training facility.

Texas A&M Engineering provides an outstanding benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Competitive health benefits.
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.
  • Vision, Dental, Life, and Long-Term Disability insurance options.
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS), a defined benefit retirement plan with 8% employer contribution.
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Deferred Account 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation Program 457(b).
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional development opportunities.
  • Tuition assistance
  • Wellness program release time offered to employees to promote work/life balance.

Helpful Applicant Information

Required Materials for Application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Three work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor/former supervisor.
  • Letter of interest

Compensation Philosophy:

  • Recruit and retain high-performing workforce through competitive compensation and career development including career pathing, coaching and skills development.
  • Offer total rewards, flexible benefits, professional development, performance recognition and work-life balance.
  • Ensure resources are readily available and utilized to attract and retain the highest quality researchers, faculty, and staff.  

Employment Eligibility Verification

  • If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in delay of start date.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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