Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear and Hazardous Materials Tech 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 2 or 3 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 Nuclear Material Distribution team with NPI-7 is looking for a Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Technician to join our team. NPI-7 is extremely busy providing the safe, efficient and compliant container management and shipping of all radioactive and hazardous material generated at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility, CMR, RLUOB. We offer plenty of opportunities to learn new things and a supportive environment when challenges arise. You will never be bored and have a lot of fun in this dynamic environment. This position involves performing work both inside and outside of buildings in varying weather conditions. 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 LANLs national security mission.
Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 2 ($47,400 - $72,900)
The Nuclear & 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, but are not necessarily limited to, handling and inspecting drums and/or other containers of waste, operating forklifts and/or other mechanical loading/handling equipment and keeping and tracking related documents to assure compliance.
Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 3 ($56,600 - $89,900)
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 Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Regulations: Demonstrated experience and knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to the handling of 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.
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, Human Reliability Program (HRP) and Fissile Material Handler (FMH) certification.
DOE Order 426.2: DOE Order 426.2 requires high school diploma.
Education/Experience for Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 2: Position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent 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.
Regulation: Experience with nuclear criticality safety, material control and accountability, radiological protection, and safety basis compliance.
Skills/Expertise: Working knowledge of shipping container operations that may include but not limited to staging, visual and dimensional inspections, cleaning, inventory tracking and Tamper Indication Device (TID) application and removal.
Training: Radworker, HAZWOPER, RCRA certification and the ability to obtain certification as a forklift and incidental crane operator. Site specific training at TA-55, RLWTF, RLUOB and/or CMR.
Desired skills for N&HMT 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.
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.
Occasional travel may be required.
This vacancy will close on February 5, 2021, midnight Mountain Standard Time. Note, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date, the position may close as early as January 13, 2021.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Where You Will Work
Located 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 maternity 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)
Directive 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 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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Mondragon, Kimberly (Kim)
Work Telephone 505-551-4409
Vacancy Name: IRC83265
Organization Name NPI-7/Hazardous Materials Management
Req ID: IRC83265
Category: Operations Support