Los Alamos National Laboratory Health and Safety Tec 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

Reporting to the Occupational Safety and Health – Industrial Safety and Hygiene (OSH-ISH) Industrial Hygiene Team Leader, the Health and Safety (H&S;) technician (Tec) 3 will be responsible for serving as the industrial hygiene equipment room coordinator. The OSH-ISH group is a key component of the OSH Division, within the ESHQSS Associate Laboratory Directorate (ALD).

Maintaining the industrial hygiene (IH) monitoring inventory of equipment and supplies as well as conducting and documenting calibrations are key responsibilities. The wide variety of IH equipment is to be managed in accordance with strict measuring and test equipment requirements and detailed operating procedures. Timely and accurate IH equipment and supplies recordkeeping (i.e., measurement assurances, inventory control, maintenance and repair) is paramount for success in this role. The successful candidate will be required to complete and maintain training and qualification coursework as well as serving as the custodian for applicable Laboratory purchased equipment and supplies.

The H&S; Tec 3 is expected to become a Designated Procurement Representative (DPR) to allow for seamless acquisition of IH sample media, replacement sensors, off-site calibration services and special requests. As a result, an acceptable credit history is necessary as is the ability to understand and be trained in online purchasing applications, purchase requisitions and purchase card responsibilities.

Bringing innovative, customer service-focused ideas to evolve the IH equipment room offerings and executing said ideas tap into ones creative side. As you support a cohort of 35+ IH professionals across 40 square miles, ranging from early career to senior level to Certified Industrial Hygienist’s (CIH), an attitude of continual learning and strong customer service are expected. Interacting with subject matter expert(s) for support, clarifications and perspective will be a useful aspect of this growth position. With that being said, the incumbent is to have complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts related to industrial hygiene sampling.

This is considered a skilled/fully proficient position.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures as they pertain to worker health and safety, including DOE specifics 10 CFR 851 and 850 for example._

  • Precise and timely written documentation and deliverable execution._

  • Ability to write technical documents on the operation and measurement assurance of IH equipment._

  • Project management skills to execute the Industrial Hygiene Equipment Guide (IHEG) project, which includes serving as the primary author of written equipment-specific guides and delivery of formal equipment briefings.

  • Demonstrated ability to shine in team and customer service oriented environments.

  • Basic computer skills and demonstrated proficiency with standard software applications to include, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint._

  • Experience interfacing with database management systems._

  • Desire to become a reliable resource for industrial hygiene and safety professionals.

  • Effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated by successfully working with a wide variety of customers.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

Desired Skills:

  • Capable of delivering formal briefings on IH equipment based on completed technical guides.

  • Familiarity with DOE and LANL IH and safety requirements.

  • Familiarity with and ability to obtain Operations Level knowledge as defined in the AIHA Field Use of Direct-Reading Instruments for Detection of Gases and Vapors Body of Knowledge (BoK) Interactive Version.

  • Robust experience managing or implementing an industrial hygiene equipment user facility, including supply management, recordkeeping, quality assurance, technical trouble shooting and calibrations, all while ensuring customer delight._


  • Experience with respiratory protection fit-testing, respirator selection and respirator protection program administration.

Essential Job Functions:Sitting, standing, climbing stairs, reaching overhead and down, bending, stooping and lifting 20-30 pounds.

Work Environment:Supporting employees who work in non-reactor nuclear and chemical facilities where radioactive materials and chemicals are used. Possibly utilizing personal protective clothing, dosimetry, self-monitoring and bioassay monitoring as a condition to access and work in many LANL facilities.

Education:Position typically requires a high school diploma and two to four years of related experience, or an equivalent of education and experience. Technical institute graduate or associates degree may be preferred.

Notes to Applicants:Occasional travel to, and work in, other government and private facilities may be required.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*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. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

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:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 regards 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work_

Located 7355 feet above sea level in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security via the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). LANL’s 11,000 plus staff, post-docs, craft workers, students and contractors enhance national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns. The Mission is executed over 40 square miles within and around 1280 individual facilities with 9 million, under roof, square feet.

The Environment, Safety, Health, Quality, Security and Safeguards (ESHQSS) Associate Laboratory Directorate (ALD) mission is to support and enable the Laboratory to accomplish its assigned mission. Within ESHQSS is the Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) Division, of which OSH-ISH is a crucial group. OSH-ISH tasks are varied,__but they all have one focus: protection of workers, the public and the environment while getting work done. Our job is not to say no, but to say “How can I help you safely accomplish your task?”

The OSH Division’s mission is to identify and control workplace hazards; prevent injuries and illnesses; develop policy and programs for biological, chemical and physical (non-radioactive) hazards; develop and provide training; maintain centralized data; encourage continual improvement in workplace safety and health; and manage safety concerns.

Maximum Salary: 77600

Minimum Salary: 50200

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-667-8695

Contact Name: Gonzales, Christine J

Organization Name: OSH-ISH/Industrial Safety & Hygiene

Email: cjg@lanl.gov

Job Title: Health and Safety Tec 3

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69589