Los Alamos National Laboratory Operations Specialist 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC72069
Job Title Operations Specialist 3/4
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name TA55-Ops/ Operations
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Operations Specialist 3/4 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.
This position will report to the TA-55 Operations Manager, the primary responsibilities of the Work Configuration and Control Specialist (WCCS) position will be to act as the TA55 Lock out tagout coordinator, work with facility personnel and keep TA55 systems up to date for equipment status and control (eg remedy database for caution tags, administrative locks, hazardous energy locks/tags)
The WCCS will work with all levels of TA55 personnel to ensure compliance with the LANL policy P101-3 to include participation in craft safety meetings to provide training and ensuring devices are available for issuance. The WCCS will be required to participate in or lead assessments for the Facility Operations Director on Lockout for Hazardous Energy at TA55 or other FOD facilties. The WCCS will also be the conduit between the workers and the operations center for system status.
Operations Specialist 3 (73,800-$120,400)
Provides general direction, guidance, data analysis, and/or operational support to a facility in order to ensure the implementation and integration of operational and programmatic functions. Provides direction in administering, implementing, and resolving performance, compliance, administrative, or technical programs and issues in direct or indirect support of operations functions including, but not limited to, unusual facility occurrences, internal assessments, external audits, and new program implementation.
The successful candidate will:
Performs routine facility or area walk-downs, procedure reviews, inspections, and/or evaluations to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the facility.
Performs or assists in performing periodic reviews and assessments to ensure facility systems are operating properly and are being maintained within required limits.
Reviews new and revised procedures for quality and content.
Prepares and/or reviews lock-out/tag-out plans that ensure specific instructions for the isolation, containment, and/or de-energization of various mechanical, electrical, chemical, or radiological sources according to established procedures and facility guidelines.
Performs inquiries and information gathering into abnormal facility events and occurrences.
Operations Specialist 4 ($89,900-$148,300)
In addition to the duties outlined above, the (higher level title) will be required to:
Develops advanced concepts, techniques, and standards based on professional principles and theories.
Tracks and schedules TSR surveillances and/or safety basis surveillances to ensure compliance; implements required remedial actions to keep facility within its safety basis.
Interacts with SSS, programmatic groups and/or other facility teams to support mission may act as point of contact (POC).
Is the POC for all plant equipment operations and maintenance and is directly responsible for command and control of all operating facilities on shift and take the lead in emergency situations
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Exceptional knowledge of and experience with facility operations.
Demonstrated experience working within a formal Conduct of Operations framework (DOE or equivalent).
Demonstrated experience and understanding Control of Equipment and System Status in accordance with LANL policy P315 (or equivalent)
Demonstrated experience with LANL Policy P101-3 “Lockout/Tagout for Hazardous Energy Control or OSHA equivalent
Thorough understanding of the concepts and principles of Integrated Work Management and Integrated Safety Management (ISM) and Integrated Safeguards and Security Management (ISSM).
Advanced knowledge of the Laboratory's facility operations policies, practices, and procedures, can apply them to resolve issues.
Advanced knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting facility operations and administration.
Additional Job Requirements for (Operations Specialist 4):
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the (Operations Specialist 4) level requires:
Expert of work hazards, safety practices, operating configuration, and lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures.
Demonstrated experience understanding and interpreting various mechanical and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, and schematics.
Expertise in preparing and presenting facility operations reports; collecting and organizing data and maintaining auditable records.
Ability to self-supervise and works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range targets.
Demonstrated experience with the development or revision of technical procedures.
Knowledge of TA55 processes and systems
Operations Specialist 3 Education Required: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.
Operations Specialist 4 Education Required: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of twelve years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be expected.
Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position. (Please save a copy of your cover letter with the job number and position name for which you are applying.)
Work Schedule will be 9-80 or 4-10
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
TA-55 Facility Operations' Mission is to provide Plutonium Science and Manufacturing, and their tenants, with Safe, Secure, Compliant and Available Facilities. We strive for continuous improvement by fostering a learning organization with strong values for safety, people and cost effectiveness.
Appointment Type Regular
Req ID: IRC72069