Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Material Process Control Associate (Material Controls & Accountability Specialist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
SAFE-NMCA is looking for qualified candidates to perform process monitoring within the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory. This is an exciting opportunity for high performing technical professionals to shape the future of nuclear material processing operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory by working collaboratively to improve real-time accountability of material while innovating and finding more efficient means of maintaining or improving upon critical requirements. Process Monitoring is a new program to this site, requiring unprecedented integration amongst process engineering, operations, and Nuclear Material Control and Accountability personnel for a common cause to improve the balance between operations and nuclear material accountability. As a Nuclear Material Process Control Associate, you will collaborate across organizations to understand the processes, collect operations’ data, ensure that nuclear material processing is being controlled within established limits, and offer suggestions for improvements where applicable. Investigation of out of control situations is a skill that will be exercised to reconcile differences and trends. Knowledge and experience in critical problem solving is a strong advantage in this role, as well as a desire for process improvement and willingness to take on a new challenge.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience in at least one of the following: facility operations, nuclear material processing, mechanical design, development of technical specifications, measurement systems, destructive analysis (DA) or nondestructive assay (NDA) implementation and data evaluation, process modeling, and Nuclear Material Control and Accountability
Demonstrated experience in generating concise and accurate reports and formally presenting technical data interpretation to both internal and external stakeholders.
Experience reviewing/revising technical procedures, technical data interpretation and presentation.
Ability to conceptualize and communicate major elements of a technical program to both technical and non-technical personnel.
Problem solving skills, analytical skills and the ability to execute decisions consistent with regulatory requirements.
High-level of comfort making decisions and recommending solution for problems affecting multifaceted programs, in some cases have competing/conflicting priorities.
Education/Experience: Position requires an Associate’s Degree and 6 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience directly related to the occupation.
Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in related fields
Technical degree preferred.
Advanced-level knowledge and experience with nuclear materials packaging, storage, treatment, and disposal, chemical processing, MC&A technology development, measurement system development, or modeling of complex data.
Comprehensive level knowledge of the Laboratory’s nuclear materials policies, practices, and procedures.
Knowledgeable of MC&A systems such as measurements systems, materials management, or knowledge of nuclear chemical processes
Knowledgeable of statistical concepts and application.
Note to Applicants:
Please include a comprehensive cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum requirements and desired qualifications.
While the posted salary range for this position is broad, it is highly unusual for selected applicants to be hired at the top end of the range and more common for selected candidates to grow into the full salary band over time.
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 1 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 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)
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. 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.
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. Appointment Type
Contact Name Land, Brandy Nicole
Vacancy Name: IRC90613
Organization Name SAFE-NMCA/ Nucelar Material Control & Accountability
Minimum Salary 77300
Maximum Salary 126000
Req ID: IRC90613