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Operations Assistant - Kairos Power

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Job Title
Operations Assistant
Job Location
Albuquerque, NM
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 Assistant to support various departments with shipping/receiving, facilities, office management, material handling and various operational projects.  This role interfaces with multiple departments and stakeholders, giving you an opportunity to learn the inner workings of a fast pace, multi-faceted organization.  We are looking for a team player, who is willing to roll up their sleeves and troubleshoot and/or solve challenges daily.  The Operations Assistant will primarily support the company’s highly technical R&D activities in Albuquerque by working alongside the Facilities Technician and Materials Handling Coordinator while also providing general and backup support to the Site Administrative Assistant and reporting to the company’s Senior Facilities Manager in Alameda, CA.


  • Perform general administrative duties including, but not limited to, filing, photocopying, taking, and distributing meeting minutes, managing schedules, coordinating travel arrangements, ordering supplies, sorting, and distributing correspondence, maintaining records, checking in visitors, etc.
  • Support administrative and facilities staff with security access badging, corporate housing oversight, special events support, and vendor management
  • Assist with ordering office food and drink supplies, plus occasional special events food orders and catering service coordination
  • Ensure basic facilities are well-maintained by observing and reporting maintenance problems, monitoring cleanliness of building, and perform troubleshooting as needed
  • Create, update, and closeout work orders in the Facilities work order system
  • Support external contractor visits (e.g., maintenance and repair requests)
  • Set up and tear down of events, assist with office furniture assembly, office relocations, etc.
  • Monitor office supplies and purchase materials needed for general office usage, facilities maintenance, repairs, or upgrades
  • Support Materials Handling receiving activities with acceptance and documentation of packages and deliveries to the facility; notify internal staff of arrival of delivered goods ready for inspection
  • Operate forklift, pallet jack, hand trucks, carts, etc. as needed to move things around a warehouse environment
  • Prepare items for domestic and international shipping, including palletized and crated cargo, plus hazardous material packaging and labeling; understand and ensure compliance with shipping requirements, and regulations; select appropriate delivery methods based on cost and schedule
  • Identify and resolve shipping, storage, or receiving discrepancies as they arise
  • Assist with managing chemical storage on site; serve as backup to primary chemical inventory
  • Assist with general housekeeping of office and warehouse areas; utilize custodial staff or perform cleaning and organizing tasks as needed under direction of internal customers
  • Provide backup coverage to Site Administrative Coordinator with front desk responsibilities and the Materials Handling Coordinator for shipping and receiving activities when they are out of the office or away from their desks
  • Ensure all internal and external visitors to the site, including contractors, consultants, and vendors comply with current Covid-19 safety protocols provided by the EHS team
  • Other duties assigned as needed


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates or bachelor’s degree is a plus
  • 5+ year of experience in customer service, office management, laboratory operations, manufacturing facilities highly desired
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and time management skills
  • Strong in customer service, problem solving, troubleshooting skills highly desired
  • Demonstrates characteristics of staying agile, flexible, ability to adapt to changing priorities, and support critical project needs across the organization
  • Expertise in Microsoft 365 applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Zoom, Slack, and other software tools
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team
  • Ability to problem solve quickly and efficiently 
  • Prioritizes and ensures safety of oneself and others

Environmental Conditions

  • General office and warehouse/manufacturing environment
  • Outdoor environment or elements such as precipitation and wind 
  • Fast-paced work environment with changing priorities

Safety and PPE

  • Reporting issues with equipment or unsafe conditions; interact regularly with EHS staff
  • Wearing proper PPE, to include hard toe shoes, face mask, face shields, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, hard hat


  • Some travel is required (up to 20%)
  • Maintain good standing in driving records and personal Class D driver’s license in the State of New Mexico for occasional business-related driving


  • Possess or capable of obtaining forklift, scissor lift, and boom lift operator related certification
  • Capable of obtaining DOT/IATA hazardous material shipper certification through company-provided classes along with on-the-job training

Additional Requirements

  • Occasionally requires overtime
  • Occasionally requires working weekends
  • Occasionally requires schedule flexibility

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

Kairos Power Headquarters Location

Alameda, CA

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Kairos Power Company Size

Between 100 - 500 employees

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Kairos Power Funding Rounds

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  • Grant

    $16,320 USD