General Application - Nuclear Fuel Recycling

Oklo

Oklo

Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Thanks for your interest in Oklo! This is an open call for all kinds of engineers and other professionals interested in joining our fuel recycling team!

Oklo is preparing to deploy the first modern U.S. fuel recycling facility. This requires specialty work in areas including design, R&D, program management, operations, physical protection and safeguarding, MC&A, and many more. If the nuclear fuel cycle is your passion - we would like to speak with you!

If you don't see a currently-posted position that aligns with your specialty, experience, or interests, we invite you to submit your resume to this posting, along with a cover letter that describes why specifically you feel that you would be a great addition to our team.

Competencies:

We are looking for exceptional individuals that are:

  • Passionate about clean energy, and making advanced fission a reality
  • Motivated by building, and getting technology deployed
  • Energized by tackling and overcoming challenges
  • Willing and able to learn quickly
  • Willing to think differently and do things in new ways
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, highly-iterative startup environment
  • Excited to think creatively, critically, and reflectively about the problems they are solving while not leaning only on what has been done before
  • Willing to propose novel and creative solutions to technical problems
  • Able to communicate technical content and results verbally
  • Excellent writers who can write in a modern active voice (so make your cover letter compelling and write it well!)

About Oklo compensation:

Salary: $75k-175k

Oklo offers flexible time off, equity, competitive pay, 401k, health insurance, FSA, flexible work hours, and other benefits.

Who you are:

A startup person: You aren't driven by titles or hierarchy, and prefer efficiency to excess process. You don't need or expect to have a lot of guidance but you enjoy working in a fast-paced team. If you prefer the culture and feel of a large organization, that is great, but you likely won't enjoy working with us! There is plenty of important work and plenty of good opportunities with organizations like that.

Motivated: You are self-motivated. You bring an enthusiasm to the team, and imbue a sense of passion that goes beyond clocking in and clocking out. This isn't about a fake or arbitrary "pieces of flair" mentality or lack of work-life balance! It is about being a part of the vision and feeling a part of reaching team goals.

A team-player: Oklo genuinely is a team. We aren't about taking credit for ourselves, and we aren't about pushing blame to others. We do incredible things because we work as a team.

An excellent communicator: We need a person who is not only technically competent but also a clear and upbeat communicator.

Creative: Being creative means that when things fall outside clear scopes or processes or problems arise without clear solutions, you are able to identify it as well as invent ways to solve a problem or fill a need without micromanagement. The successful person in this job will not only be creative, but also enjoy being creative and solving open-ended problems which may change day-by-day.

Detail-oriented: This focus is a big part of excellence, consistency, and quality. Even excellent grammar and spelling matter for both good communication as well as the image of the company that we put forward.

About Oklo Inc.: Oklo is a California-based company developing clean energy plants to provide emission-free, reliable, and affordable energy using advanced fission. Oklo is a fast-growing startup with a history of reliable funding and milestones for more than 5 years. Oklo's first product is a microgrid scale powerhouse. The powerhouse can produce clean energy for decades without needing to refuel, and also has the capability to turn nuclear waste into clean energy.

Oklo received a Site Use Permit from the U.S Department of Energy, demonstrated fabrication of its fuel, was awarded fuel from the Idaho National Laboratory, and submitted the first accepted advanced fission license application to the regulator.

Oklo has been featured in Popular Mechanics, Wired, Architectural Digest, Hyperallergic, POWER Magazine, has been the subject of a Harvard Business School case, and was featured in the documentary The New Fire, among many other features.