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Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Employment

Searches for Instructor and Assistant/Associate Professor have been suspended. Please refer to  K-State Human Capital Services for a full list of open positions at Kansas State University. 

Nuclear Reactor Manager
The Nuclear Reactor Facility Manager is directly responsible for the operation of the 1250 kW Kansas State University TRIGA Mark II research reactor and associated laboratories. Duties of the Nuclear Reactor Facility Manager include teaching reactor operations training classes, planning for facility upgrades, training personnel, document control, maintaining radioactive material licenses, and interfacing with existing and potential customers.  A vital responsibility of the Reactor Manager is to manage the facility license and serve as the primary point of contact for the NRC.  The Manager may hold academic and research responsibilities beyond those associated with the Reactor Facility. The Nuclear Reactor Facility Manager is authorized to delegate responsibility for operation and use of the reactor to the Reactor Supervisor. The Manager is responsible for ensuring that reactor operation and use of radioisotopes conform with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. This position reports to the Head of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering. Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Nuclear Reactor Supervisor (Laboratory Administrator)
The Reactor Supervisor assists the Nuclear Reactor Facility Manager in all matters related to the enforcement of established rules and procedures.  The Supervisor is expected to take responsibility for reactor scheduling, operator training, reactor operation, and facility maintenance. The Supervisor is responsible for maintaining facility documentation, including experimental and operating procedures, operational references, fuel handling procedures, and other appropriate information as determined by the Reactor Supervisor and Nuclear Reactor Facility Manager. The Reactor Supervisor is responsible for determining that the reactor is operated in strict accordance with the facility license, ensuring adequate information exchange during shift changes, and reporting all malfunctions, accidents, and other potentially hazardous occurrences to the Nuclear Reactor Facility Manager. This position reports to the Nuclear Reactor Facility Manager. Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.