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Operations Manager, Salt Production Facility

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Job Description

Company Overview

Kairos Power is a new nuclear energy technology and engineering company whose mission is to enable the world’s transition to clean energy, with the ultimate goal to dramatically improve people’s quality of life while protecting the environment. This goal will be accomplished through the commercialization of the fluoride-salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor (FHR) that can be deployed with robust safety, affordable costs, and flexible operation to accommodate the expansion of variable renewables.

Job Summary

Kairos Power is seeking a highly motivated Operations Manager for our Salt Production Facility in Albuquerque, NM. In this role, you will be managing and leading a 24/7 operations team of operators to ensure safe commissioning, startup and day to day operations.


  • Lead and coach a team of 24/7 operators (including shift management)
  • Coordinate with EHS (Env, Health, Safety) team to write Job Hazard Analyses for all complex hazardous work
  • Lead and conducting Pre-Job briefs to various stakeholders.
  • Understand Hazards associated with the testing required.
  • Write, update, review and MOC procedures
  • Collaborate with Teams
  • Train and mentor operators for 24/7 operations
  • Develop Operator Training Materials and program.
  • Help Train and mentor Operators on DCS, high temperature pilot systems, pumps, valves, heaters blowers, and compressors.
  • Support Advanced Troubleshoot of all equipment, electrical and instrumentation issues
  • Periodically makes rounds of the plant to visually check equipment to see that it is operating properly.
  • Review operator rounds as needed.
  • Follow standard operating and emergency procedures until trouble can be corrected.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • B.S. degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or 15+ years of experience working at industrial plants (e.g. Chemical, Power, Nuclear) that required 24/7 operations
  • Experience with reading and understanding P&IDs
  • Preferred experience with high temperature systems, including molten salt applications.
  • Proficiency leading diverse teams.
  • Proven team player with excellent verbal, written communication/presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Broad experience across power plant topics
  • Experience as a technical mentor
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Prioritizes and ensures safety of oneself and others.
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage and transfer knowledge.
  • Ability to seek different and novel ways to create efficiencies when working on problems, challenges, and issues.

Physical Conditions

  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, scissor lifts, articulated boom lifts and the like
  • Setting up and transferring temporary structures (e.g. scaffolding, ladders)
  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces.
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
  • Adjusting, moving, transporting, installing, positioning, or removing objects up to 50 pounds in all directions
  • Communicating with others to exchange information.
  • Use hand tools.
  • Ability to wear PPE requirements including Respiratory protection and Tyvek

Environmental Conditions

  • General office environment
  • Low temperatures
  • High temperatures
  • Outdoor environment or elements such as precipitation and wind
  • Noisy environments
  • Small and/or enclosed spaces
  • Odors or fumes from chemicals or chemical reactions
  • Evaluated heights.
  • Accessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned
  • High-concentration, demanding and fast-paced.

Safety and PPE

  • Ensure compliance with Control of Hazardous Energy and LOTO programs.
  • Reading and interpreting hazardous warning signs
  • Manipulating, cleaning and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Reporting issues with equipment or unsafe conditions
  • Color identification: detecting, distinguishing, recognizing and identifying colors.
  • Wearing proper PPE, to include face mask, face shields, gloves, safety shoes,
  • Handling of Beryllium (Be)


  • Some travel may be required 10%

Additional Requirements

  • Occasionally requires overtime
  • Occasionally requires working weekends
  • Frequently requires schedule flexibility
  • Occasionally requires non-standard work-week hours
  • Occasionally requires extended hours to support launch and critical project timelines


About our Benefits

We know that we have some of the most talented and dedicated employees, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, full-time employees (excludes interns) expect to have access to the benefits below:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)

Kairos Power is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities where we do business. Kairos Power is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively welcome people of different experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Kairos Power participates in E-Verify.

Candidates only, no recruiters or agencies please.

Note: You are applying for a position that is located in a facility that handles information that is subject to export control restrictions by the Department of Energy under 10 CFR Part 810. To work in this facility, you need to be authorized by the Department of Energy to access Part 810-controlled information. Foreign nationals who are citizens of countries that are not on the Department of Energy’s general authorization list (link below) are not permitted to work in our facility unless the Department of Energy issues an export control license to the company to permit that individual to have access to Part 810-controlled information. The following questions are intended to determine the licensing requirements that may apply. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/10/appendix-A\_to\_part\_810

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