Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 3 or 4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be asigned 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 2 nd 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 Tec3 ($58,000 - $90,800)
As a Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Technician 3 with the NPI-6’s Swing Shift TRU and low-level waste team, you will work directly with construction project staff to manage low-level and TRU hazardous waste disposition activities throughout TA-55 during the swing shift. Specific job duties include but are not limited to: handle, lift, and document hazardous and radioactive waste exhibiting chemical and radiological hazards in accordance with written work instructions , package and handle fissile material to include, but not limited to, operate mechanical lifting equipment to include electric and diesel powered forklifts, perform upkeep and maintenance of records reflecting storage area, inventory and inspections, waste profiles, disposal requests, shipping paperwork, and waste characterization information, foster a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and follow established procedures for routine work.
Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 4($64,400 - $102,300)
In addition to what is outlined at the lower level, the selected candidate will primarily support activities such as, staging per criticality safety limits, operate mechanical lifting equipment to include electric and diesel powered forklifts, manage RCRA waste storage areas including knowledge of chemical storage, segregation, and handling requirements, contribute to Integrated Work Documents, Detailed Operating Procedures, or other work planning documents.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Regulation: Demonstrated experience and knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to the handling of transuranic, 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 procedureseffectively, both orally and in writingand 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 : Ability to obtain and maintain Q-clearance and Human Reliability Program (HRP) certification.
DOE Order 426.2 :DOE Order 426.2 requires high school diploma.
Education/Experience for Nuclear and 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.
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 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.
Additional Job Requirements for Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tec 4:
Professional Level Experience: Advanced knowledge and experience performing PIC duties for TRU and LLW operations and advanced knowledge of and experience with handling and/or transporting solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes.
Regulations/Compliance: Advanced knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to the handling of solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes; advanced understanding of work hazards, safety practices, operating configurations, and lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures; advanced ability to understand inspection and/or characterization data on waste containers.
Policy/Procedures: Advanced knowledge of the Laboratory's waste handling policies, practices, and procedures; demonstrated experience managing RCRA waste storage areas including knowledge of chemical storage, segregation, and handling requirements; advanced knowledge and experience with lock out tag out policies and procedures; Ability to aide in the preparation of waste handling reports.
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 4:
Position requires an Associate’s Degree and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
At this level a minimum of 2 years previous experience gained through training in a specific field of hazardous material or waste management would be expected.
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 management
Skills/Expertise: Working knowledge of TRU and Low Level Waste or other regulated waste packaging requirements. Successful experience with accounting/management systems such as WCATS and LANMAS.
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 4:
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 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.
This vacancy will close on May 7, 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 April 14, 2021.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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 year.
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 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.
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.
Contact Name Mondragon, Kimberly (Kim)
Work Telephone 505-551-4409
Vacancy Name: IRC84636
Organization Name NPI-6/Hazardous Waste Management
Req ID: IRC84636
Category: Operations Support