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Los Alamos National Laboratory Operator 5 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Operator 5 reports to the UI Facility Operations Manager. They are responsible for maintaining operational control of UI facilities and their systems. Key functions include operating facility systems, supporting facility customer needs, and providing oversight of maintenance activities in UI buildings. Typical areas where the Operator 5 will provide support to include operating facility equipment, ensuring configuration management, mentoring junior Operators, and assisting Facility Operations Manager and Facility Building Managers in performing technical/administrative tasks as required to support facility operations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Broad/in depth knowledge and experience with facility operations and maintenance, including demonstrated ability to perform operational activities, identify and review work hazards, and experience providing oversight of work performed within assigned facilities.

  • Must have the ability to analyze/troubleshoot operational system problems, including performance of root-cause analysis, and implement corrective actions .

  • Demonstration of professional-level proficiency in applying LANL’s Conduct of Operations/Maintenance/ Engineering as they pertain to facility operations.

  • Ability to perform job functions independent of continuous oversight, and to provide guidance to others.

  • Willingness to learn new skills from others, work collaboratively, and to seek opportunities for increasing job-related training.

  • Excellent communication skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Direct experience creating, modifying, and managing work according to operational documents such as procedures, operator aids, shift/standing orders.

  • Experience managing configuration of equipment/systems processes (controlling MEL, LOTO inventory).

  • Demonstrated ability in evaluating effectiveness of existing maintenance efforts, and in contributing to the maturation of facility equipment maintenance programs.

Education Required: Position typically requires a high school diploma and 6 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education is desirable.

Essential Job Functions (Can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Ability to hear high-pitched sounds, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), climbing stairs, climbing ladders, bending, lifting 20 to 30 pounds, carrying 10 to 20 pounds. Standard physical requirements associated with field observation and oversight.

Notes to Applicants:

  • Candidates must submit a cover letter along with their resume addressing the requirements of the position.

  • Position will require serving in an on-call capacity as assigned to include after-hours, holidays or LANL shutdowns.

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.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov 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.

Utilities and Institutional Facility (U&I) Division provide our customers with quality and cost effective services related to utility, facility management, and tenant support while achieving site sustainability.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Duran, Kelly J
Email kellyd@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC78778
Organization Name UI-OPS/Operations
Minimum Salary 67900
Maximum Salary 107700
Req ID: IRC78778
Category: Facility