Operations Center Operator 5 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Operations Center Operator 5

What You Will Do

The selected candidates will report to the TA55-RLUOB Shift Operations Manager serving as the primary interface between the tenant organizations, support services subcontractors and FOD to review and implement DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations. Primary duties include but are not limited to: Serve as the Primary Point-of-Contact for the facility, responsible for command and control of all operations within the facility ensuring timely and accurate communications to the SOM; Facility Access Control and work release tracking, screening and ensuring all work activities have been properly scheduled through the Plan-of-the-Day (POD); responsible for tracking and ensuring all Technical Safety Requirements (TSR) and surveillances of facility systems are in conformance with the established authorization basis for operation. Function as the facility lead for the operations centers during off-shifts and required to make informed decisions regarding safe operations and maintenance.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Demonstrated working knowledge with Conduct of Operations as applied to a Nuclear Facility and maintaining a nuclear facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and implement DOE Orders pertinent to Nuclear Facilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform assigned tasks with little supervision based on demonstrated proficiency either by time on the job or past experiences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of typical facility electrical and mechanical systems, sub-systems, and components (i.e., ventilation, vacuum pumps, 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written & verbal communication.
  • Ability to promote an organizational culture focused on providing outstanding customer service.

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

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a Formal Conduct of Operations program. Experience working in a Radiological, Nuclear, or Accelerator facility.
  • Experience working with Computerized Facility Control Systems.

Work Environment: Afterhours and Weekend work will be required. Participation in a Duty Operator On-Call program is required.

Location: This position will be 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.

Note to Applicants:

For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.
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)
Additional Details

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. 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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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 Policy 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.Employment StatusFull Time