Shop Assistant

  • TerraPower
  • Bellevue, WA, USA
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Full Time Engineering Entry Level Facilities Operations Research

Job Description

TerraPower® is a nuclear energy technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At our core, we are working to raise living standards globally. The essential factor? Energy. In 2006, Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries decided that the private sector needed to take action. They believed that business interests could develop a scalable, sustainable, low-carbon and cost-competitive energy source that would allow all nations to quicken their pace of economic development and reduce poverty. TerraPower’s goal is to provide the world with a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy. 

TerraPower, LLC was established to bring together the strengths and experience of the world’s public and private nuclear energy sectors to develop a new generation of nuclear reactors that would responsibly meet growing energy needs around the globe.  Its approach addresses the traditional shortcomings of nuclear power, in terms of safety, cost effectiveness, environmental soundness, and resistance to weapons proliferation. 

TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development, and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape.  TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.  

Shop Assistant 

TerraPower is seeking to hire an energetic and enthusiastic shop assistant for our Seaway Lab. Seaway is a research laboratory for testing of advanced nuclear concepts. In this position, you will assist the facility manager with a variety of tasks that support the operation of the building and the testing and experiments being performed there. If you are willing to learn new skills and enjoy working with your hands, you could be an ideal fit for this shop assistant job. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide general assistance around the laboratory building, including administrative and technical tasks
  • Load and unload delivery trucks
  • Stock materials and supplies in appropriate quantities; maintain inventories and inventory databases
  • Clean and maintain equipment and facility systems as directed
  • Perform tasks as directed in a radioactive materials area 

Key Qualifications and Skills 

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent. Additional studies, particularly technical schooling, is a plus
  • Previous experience in manufacturing or shop work, forklift/scissor lift, welding, and/or overhead crane/rigging is a plus
  • Fast learner who is mechanically inclined
  • Familiarity with hand tools and simple power tools
  • Capacity to analyze situations and prioritize tasks
  • Strong communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Medical certifications like current CPR/AED a plus
  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork. 

Job Functions 

Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position.  These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job 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: Sitting for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)
  • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds
  • Repetitive work: Prolonged
  • Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work
  • Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs/day
  • Travel required  0-5%

TerraPower’s technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government.  TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements.  To facilitate TerraPower’s export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.  Government export authorization approval times vary.  Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.