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Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Facility Operator (Operator 5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Put your skills and subject matter expertise to work in support of the TA-55 Waste Facilities team! TA-55 Waste Facilities Operations (TA55-WF) is looking for an exceptional Waste Facility Operator (Operator 5). TA55-WF provides Safe, Secure, Compliant and Available nuclear facilities in support of the TA-55 mission with respect to TRU waste storage, characterization and offsite shipments to WIPP. The Waste Facility Operator (WF) is the primary interface between facility groups and the operations group and is regarded as facility expert.

You will report to the TA55-WF Group Leader within the TA-55 Facility Operations Division (TA-55 FOD). As the Waste Facilities Operator, you will operate and monitor critical safety systems according to operating instructions. You will review work packages and participate in walk-downs for maintenance activates. You will also perform Technical Safety Requirements (TSR) and other surveillances as required to ensure compliance within the Documented Safety Analysis (DSA).

Where You Will Work

Minimum Job Requirements:

System Use and Maintenance:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in a wide variety of facility operations and maintenance activities including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, computing, or chemical processing systems.

  • Expert knowledge of typical facility electrical and mechanical systems, sub-systems and components (i.e. heating, ventilation, air conditioning, steam, vacuum pumps, power supply, etc.).

  • Extensive experience making dimensional, physical, and/or electrical calibrations.

Schematics: Demonstrated ability to read, understand and explain engineering electrical and mechanical drawings/specifications.

Policies/Procedures: Extensive experience with lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures and Expert knowledge of surveillance procedures.

Nuclear Facility: Familiarization with Conduct of Operations as applied to a Nuclear Facility and maintaining a Nuclear Facility. Extensive knowledge of implementing DOE Orders pertinent to Nuclear Facilities.

Safety: Expert understanding of and ability to identify work hazards, safety practices, operating configuration.

DOE: DOE order 426.2 requires a high school diploma.

Training/Certifications: Site specific training at TA-55, TWF, RANT, RLWTF, RLUOB and/or CMR.

Education/Experience: Position requires a high school diploma and a minimum six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Waste Management:

  • Working knowledge of shipping container operations that may include but not limited to staging, visual and dimensional inspections, cleaning, inventory tracking and Tamper Indication Device (TID) application and removal.

  • Demonstrated experience managing RCRA waste storage areas including knowledge of chemical storage, segregation, and handling requirements.

  • Familiarity with waste operations at TA-55, TWF, RANT, RLWTF, RLUOB and/or CMR.

  • Experience and participation in audits of waste management activities.

Safety: Experience with nuclear criticality safety, material control and accountability, radiological protection, safety basis compliance, waste minimization and waste management.

Additional Training/Certifications: Radworker, HAZWOPER and RCRA certification.

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.

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.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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)

Appointment Type



Vacancy Name: IRC79912
Organization Name TA55-WF/ TA-55 Waste Facilities Operations
Minimum Salary 69300
Maximum Salary 110000
Req ID: IRC79912
Category: Operations Support