Los Alamos National Laboratory Operator 4/5 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC71887
Job Title Operator 4/5
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name TA-55-RLW/ TA-55-Rad Liquid Waste
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Operator 4 or Operator 5 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-RLW Operations Manager. Candidate will be responsible for operation of the Radioactive Liquid Waste facility. The candidate will operate liquid waste processing equipment including micro-filters, reverse osmosis units and evaporators. Processing will include both Low Level Radioactive Waste and Transuranic waste. A New Mexico Wastewater license is preferred for this position.
Operator 4 ($61,500 - $97,700)
Demonstrated working knowledge with formal and safe operations as applied to a Wastewater facility level 1 and 2 and maintaining the facility.
Has a New Mexico Wastewater Level I or II license, or 3-5 years of experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of typical facility electrical and mechanical systems, sub-systems and components (i.e., ventilation, vacuum pumps, centrifugal pumps, breakers, etc.)
Demonstrated experience with administration of the lockout/tagout management program to include issuing locks and procedural development.
Demonstrated ability to read, understand and explain engineering electrical and mechanical drawings/specifications.
Demonstrated experience with following detailed procedures, documenting actions and logs of activities related to facility operations.
Operator 5 ($67,900 - $107,700)
In addition to the duties outlined above, the Operator 5 will be required to:
Expert experience with formal and safe operations as applied to Wastewater level 3 and 4 facility.
Has a New Mexico Wastewater Level III or IV license, or 15 years of experience.
Expert experience and understanding of the following aspects of equipment operations as applied to a Wastewater facility:
Hazard identification and analysis
Formal work control processes
Demonstrated expertise in performance and review of operator rounds and inspections
Expert knowledge and understanding of mechanical and electrical schematics
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Extensive knowledge and experience with the operation of a wastewater treatment processing.
Extensive knowledge and experience of water and wastewater treatment process equipment and requirements, to include:
Gravity filters, pressure filters, cartridge filters and microfiltration
Evaporative boiler system
Ion exchange systems
Chemical feed systems
Chemical cleaning processes for microfiltration and reverse osmosis
Solids handling equipment
NPDES discharge requirements
Pressurized water and air systems
Concentrated acids and bases
SCADA system for monitoring and control
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication.
Confined space entry and respirator certification.
Knowledge and experience with crane and forklift operations.
Additional Job Requirements for Operator 5:
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Operator 5 level requires:
Extensive and detained understanding of and ability to identify work hazards, safety practices, operating configuration. Experience with lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures and execution.
Expert knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting facility maintenance and operations.
- Knowledge of Wastewater Processing.
Education Operator 4: Position typically requires a high school diploma and four-to-six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education will be expected, including associate’s degrees and graduation from technical institutions.
Education Operator 5: Position typically requires a high school diploma and a minimum six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be expected, including associate’s degrees and graduation from technical institutions.
Notes to Applicants: Applicants should address each of the key position requirements in a cover letter.
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.
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
Contact Name Johnson, Dana Elizabeth
Req ID: IRC71887