Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory

Frequently Asked Questions

What can you tell me about the locations of your facilities?

Our three locations are Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Charleston, South Carolina.

Pittsburgh is a culturally diverse city that sits at the intersection of three rivers. Pittsburgh has affordable housing, superior medical facilities, cultural amenities, and renowned universities. Recreational activities include skiing, biking, water sports, and professional baseball, football and hockey.

Idaho Falls caters to the outdoor enthusiast with an abundance of skiing, hiking, hunting, and fishing. The area boasts small-town charm, quality schools, and breathtaking landscape.

Charleston offers an historic setting, warm weather, water sports, beaches, excellent universities, and southern hospitality.

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Are Bettis employees employed by the Federal government?

No, Bettis employees are employed by Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation , a subsidiary of Bechtel National. The laboratory is operated for the Department of Energy by Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation

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What growth opportunities are available at Bettis?

Professional employees at Bettis have opportunities to transfer within the organization in order to gain a multidisciplinary perspective and to develop new skills. Also, there are opportunities to transfer to three other contractors that provide services to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, one of which is also located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The other two are located in Schenectady, New York.

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What learning opportunities are available at Bettis?

Both formal and informal learning opportunities are abundant at Bettis. Employees may attend the Navy's Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina. The Bettis Reactor Engineering School in Pittsburgh provides a unique training program to bridge the gap between the broad-based training provided by universities and the specific training needed to understand the different technologies which form the basis for work in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. Bettis also sponsors workshops for professional and personal growth and provides tuition reimbursement for pursuit of an advanced degree program for employees continuing their education in specified fields to increase their effectiveness in their present jobs and to prepare for positions of greater responsibility in the Laboratory.

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All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer