Facility Access and Operations Assistant

Everett, WA and Bellevue, WA | Facilities | Full-time


TITLE:             Facility Access & Operations Assistant

LOCATION:     Bellevue and Everett, WA, USA

TerraPower is a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006, TerraPower originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. TerraPower’s mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company’s activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications – all for significant human health benefits.

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 and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes.  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.

Facility Access & Operations Assistant

The Facility Access & Operations Assistant will be responsible for maintaining building access per our access control and access security procedure. This individual will be the first impression of TerraPower to all vendors, visitors, contractors, and employees. This position will also assist with day-to-day office operations including: front desk, management of office and kitchen supplies and equipment, care and organization of conference rooms, common spaces, breakrooms, and copy rooms. This individual will be the direct point of contact for visitor management and processes. This role will support both our Bellevue headquarters and Everett locations. 


  • Managing flow of the front desk, including greeting, assisting guests, and ensuring TerraPower facility access and security procedure(s) are followed.
  • Assist with facility related tasks including requests from staff via our service desk portal JIRA.
  • Assist meeting and event coordinator(s) with meeting logistics for TerraPower conference rooms including conference room scheduling, delivery of catering, set up and clean up conference rooms.
  • Assist with on-boarding and off-boarding staff and directing guests or vendors to various areas within the facilities.
  • Responsible for stocking, organizing and maintaining common areas, including regularly scheduled cleaning of refrigerators and appliances.
  • Responsible for doing inventory in preparation for ordering supplies and food.
  • Receipt and distribution of mail, including packages and inter-office mail, and assisting with shipping items.
  • Assist with general facilities administrative tasks
  • Flexibility to provide support at either campus, Bellevue (HQ) or Everett (Lab).
  • Learn and understand the nature of the business to provide value-added service and enhance vendor relationships.
  • This individual will assist with and be a part of the Emergency Response Team.
  • Other facilities related duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications and Skills 

  • Two plus years of administrative/reception experience
  • High school diploma required, with AA preferred. Equivalent experience will be accepted.
  • Military and/or trade school is a plus.
  • Very good oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of JIRA service desk and Confluence is a plus.
  • Proficient grammatical, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Proficient organizational and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated skills in attention to detail
  • Ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and be flexible
  • Ability to conduct and present oneself in a professional manner with both internal and external clients and personnel
  • Proven ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to recognize needs and exercise good judgment in how and when to take initiative to accomplish tasks
  • Exhibit diplomacy and deal effectively with demanding people
  • 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 and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)
  • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 30 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.

Job Details 

Salary Range Level 6: $27.88/hr - $41.82/hr

*Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 – 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary bands. Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.  This range is specific to Washington State.


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments
  • Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits
    •  Medical
    • Vision
    • Dental
    • Life
    • Life and Disability
    • Gender Affirmation Benefits
    • Parental Leave
  • 401k Plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • 21 days of annually accrued PTO
  • Generous Holiday Schedule
    • 10 paid holidays
  • Professional and Educational Support Opportunities
  • Flexible Work Schedule

Please visit www.terrapower.com to apply