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Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC71806


Job Title Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 2

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name NPI-7/Hazardous Materials Management

What You Will Do

The Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Technician will be a crossed trained member of the TA-55 Hazardous Material Operations, TRU Operations, CMR, TA-50, and RLUOB Hazardous Materials Operations, Shipping and Nuclear Material Distribution teams within NPI-7. The successful candidate will work under direct supervision while performing hazardous and radioactive material management operations in a complex environment. The selected candidate will interface with teams within the group and with other groups within TA55 and the Laboratory. A successful applicant will be recognized as an introductory technician who contributes to the development and operations of hazardous and radioactive material management processes.

Specific job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Move, load, transport, package, and/or store drums and other containers of solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and mixed wastes.

  • Review inspection and characterization information on waste containers to assure proper handling and storage.

  • Assist in the upkeep and maintenance of records reflecting storage area, inventory and inspections, waste profiles, disposal requests, shipping paperwork, and waste characterization information.

  • Operate mechanical lifting equipment to include electric and diesel powered forklifts, gantry/bridge type cranes ranging from 1Ton to 5Ton of lifting capacity.

  • Adhere to all Laboratory and industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to the waste management of solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes.

  • Assist in ensuring that all waste management results, materials, processes and final products meet quality specifications and are completed according to established requirements.

  • Foster a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.

  • Follow established procedures for routine work.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of handling and/or transporting hazardous material.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated experience following detailed written procedures.

  • Demonstrated experience operating mechanical equipment such as forklifts or other types of mechanical lifting devices.

  • Demonstrated experience in aiding in the preparation of reports.

  • Demonstrated skills in mechanical maintenance and testing.

  • Ability to work with radioactive or other hazardous materials as dictated by programmatic needs.

  • Demonstrated success in providing good customer service and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a conscientious, professional, and responsible manner.

  • Ability to obtain a Q-clearance, Human Reliability Program (HRP) and Fissile Material Handler (FMH) certification.

  • DOE 426.2 Education Requirement: This position requires a High School diploma.

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to conceptualize and communicate major elements of hazardous material handling processes, policies, and procedures to technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Demonstrated experience of the Laboratory's waste handling policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Demonstrated experience in inspection of hazardous material containers and understanding characterization data.

  • Radworker, HAZWOPER and RCRA certification

  • Demonstrated experience managing RCRA waste storage areas including knowledge of chemical storage, segregation, and handling requirements.

  • Work experience in a quality oriented environment requiring a high degree of attention to detail.

  • Experience and participation in audits of waste management activities.

  • Ability to obtain certification as a forklift and incidental crane operator.

Education: High school diploma and one-to-two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, Ability to speak, Ability to discriminate speech, Ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), Sitting, Standing, Walking, Climbing stairs, Bending, Stooping, Crouching, Twisting the trunk or back, Reaching horizontally, Reaching down, Applying torque with hands or arms, Gripping with the hands, Pressing with hands or arms, Pushing with hands or arms, Pulling with hands or arms, Typing or keyboarding, Use of both hands, Use of both arms, Use of both legs, Use of both feet, Carrying 30+ pounds, Lifting 30+ pounds

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants MUST submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.

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.

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: 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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances 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 Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Technician will be a crossed trained member of the TA-55 Hazardous Material Management (NPI-7) group which performs operations at TA-55, CMR, TA-50, RLUOB, RLWTF, TWF, and RANT. The work will be performed in a complex environment involving radiological control and security areas. This position involves performing work both inside and outside of buildings in varying weather conditions. The selected candidate will be expected to comply with a variety of waste management related requirements; work independently on challenging concurrent projects, requiring close cooperation, adaptability, initiative and willingness to provide support wherever needed. Occasional travel may be required.

Appointment Type Regular


Minimum Salary 46400

Maximum Salary 71400

Contact Details

Contact Name Martinez, Loren Urban


Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC71806

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 a disability accommodation,
email or call (505) 665-4444, option 1.