SourceLos Alamos National Laboratory
What You Will DoThis position will be filled at either the Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 2 or3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.The Hazardous Waste Management group (NPI-6) is looking for a highly motivated, customer service focused, and highly experienced individual to serve as a Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Technician to join the Waste Operations 2nd Shift Team. The swing shift offers 12% shift differential of the basic hourly rate. NPI-6 ensures safe, efficient, and compliant waste management generated at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility, the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research (CMR) building, the TA-50 Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (RLWTF), and the Radiological Laboratory Utility Office Building (RLUOB). NPI-6 provides plenty of opportunity to learn new things and a supportive environment when challenges arise. Our team members comply with a variety of nuclear management related requirements; work independently on challenging concurrent projects requiring close cooperation, adaptability, initiative and willingness to provide support wherever needed to meet LANL’s National Security Mission.Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 2 ($48,600 - $74,700)The Nuclear and Hazardous Materials Technician 2 will interface with teams within the division and with other groups within TA-55 and the Laboratory. If selected, you will work under direct supervision, and will contribute to the operations of hazardous and radioactive material management processes. Specific duties may include, handling and inspecting drums and/or other containers of waste, operating forklifts and/or other mechanical loading/handling equipment and managing and tracking related documents to assure compliance.Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 3 ($58,000 - $90,800)In addition to what is outlined at the lower level, the selected candidate will primarily support activities such as the handling, packaging and documenting hazardous and radioactive material; operating mechanical lifting equipment such as gantry/bridge cranes and forklifts; managing RCRA storage areas; and ensuring all results, materials, processes and final products meet quality specifications and are completed according to the established requirements.What You NeedMinimum Job Requirements:Regulation: Demonstrated experience and knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to the handling of Low Level Waste and hazardous material. Demonstrated skill in understanding work hazards, safety practices, operating configurations, and lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures.Communication: Demonstrated experience following detailed procedures effectively, both orally and in writing and demonstrated experience in aiding in the preparation of reports.Skills/Expertise: Demonstrated experience operating mechanical equipment such as forklifts or other types of mechanical lifting devices. Demonstrated skills in mechanical maintenance and testing. Ability to work with radioactive or other hazardous materials as dictated by programmatic needs. Demonstrated xperience with nuclear facility personal protective equipment (PPE) such as anti-contamination clothing, booties, a variety of safety gloves, and full-face respirator qualification.Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a conscientious, professional, and responsible manner in a multi-disciplinary environment and interacting effectively with a variety of organizations.Clearance and Mandatory Certifications: The ability to obtain a Q-clearance and Human Reliability Program (HRP).DOE Order 426.2: DOE Order 426.2 requires high school diploma.Education/Experience for Nuclear and Hazardous Materials Tec 2: Position requires a High School Diploma and a minimum of 3 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.Additional Job Requirements for Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 3:Problem Solving: Demonstrated experience in recognizing technical problems, and applying analysis and testing, to identify suitable solutions and effectively document and communicate results.Independent Judgement: Demonstrated experience performing work and prioritizing tasks with nominal supervision, as well as contributing to a team in a multi-disciplinary environment.Skills/Expertise: Demonstrated experience in proper use of personnel protective equipment including air purifying respirators.Customer Service: Demonstrated success in providing good customer service.Education/Experience for Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 3: Position requires an Associate’s Degree and 3 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.Desired Qualifications:Regulation: Knowledge of one or more of the following: NNSS Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC), LANL WAC, and the LANL New Mexico Environmental Department permit. Experience with nuclear criticality safety, material control and accountability, radiological protection, safety basis compliance, waste minimization, and waste managementSkills/Expertise: Working knowledge of Low Level Waste or other regulated waste packaging requirements. Successful experience with accounting/management systems such as WCATS.Training/Certifications: Radworker, HAZWOPER, RCRA certification and the ability to obtain certification as a forklift operator. Site specific training at TA-55, RLWTF, RLUOB and/or CMR. Full qualification involves obtaining unescorted PF-4 access and Person-in-Charge qualification.Desired skills for Nuclear and Hazardous Materials Tec 3:Skills/Expertise: Experience and participation in audits of material and/or management activities. The ability to obtain and maintain certification as a forklift and incidental crane operator.Regulations: Knowledge of one or more of the following: Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49 Parts 105-180; DOE O 460.1B Packaging and Transportation Safety; P151-1 LANL Packaging and Transportation Program Procedure. Demonstrated experience managing RCRA waste storage areas including knowledge of chemical storage, segregation, and handling requirements.Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):Depth perception, binocular vision, reading vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 hz), standing, walking, use stairs, fixed ladders and ladders up to six feet, ability to lift 50 pounds and carry 35 pounds, typing or keyboarding.Work Environment: Work near sources of ionizing radiation; ability to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses or eye protection, anti-contamination clothing, safety shoes, protective footgear, full-face respirators; all while indoors in radiological work areas.Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.COVID Vaccine :The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 2 years.Note to Applicants:For full consideration please provide a comprehensive resume or CV that addresses the key requirements, job skills, and desired qualifications of the position.
May require extended work hours or occasional shift work.
Occasional travel may be required.
Where You Will WorkLocated in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network§ Dental and vision insurance§ Free basic life and disability insurance§ Paid childbirth and parental leave§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)Additional DetailsDirective 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirementsfor access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment TypeRegularRegularContact Details Contact Name Thomas, Kristin Sue Email firstname.lastname@example.org Work Telephone Vacancy Name: IRC91632 Organization Name NPI-6/Hazardous Waste Management Minimum Salary Maximum Salary Req ID: IRC91632 Category: Operations Support
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