Operations Manager 2 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Operations Manager 2

What You Will Do

The Operations Manager 2 in the LANSCE Facility Operations organization reports to the LANSCE Facility Operations Director (FOD). The position provides leadership, technical direction, and oversight of Facility Operations as it relates to FOD responsibilities, and directs daily Operations, provides budgetary oversight, and coordinates facility activities. The Operations Manager will ensure the overall safety and security of operations within their assigned facilities, and will ensure deployed functions (e.g., ESH&Q, Engineering, Maintenance) are accountable for their performance in support of Operations in their respective areas of responsibility. The Operations Manager will strive to provide extraordinary customer service to facility tenants, programmatic operations, and other customers within assigned facilities. This Operations Manager position will be assigned the Auxiliary Laboratory facilities at LANSCE.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide oversite necessary to assure facility compliance with safety and security policies, environmental requirements, and other applicable DOE/governmental orders in these areas
  • Implement Conduct of Operations and support Conduct of Maintenance and Engineering processes as they pertain to facility work
  • Own role as primary point of contact for facility related issues, including coordination of maintenance, programmatic activities, and communication with facility tenants
  • Take ownership and direct responsibility for facility/system operating condition to include configuration management control, and serving as an expert resource in the operation and monitoring of facility systems
  • Leads, coordinates, and ensures compliance with Operations process for planning, activity review, and progress tracking
  • Serve on a periodic and rotating on-call team, respond to abnormal and emergency events during off-shift hours

What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated operations leadership including technical direction, project execution and good business practices/judgement
  • Demonstrated record of promoting teamwork, consensus building, mentoring and motivating peers and subordinates across organizational lines
  • Thorough knowledge of facility systems or similar system operations
  • Thorough knowledge of Conduct of Operations and Maintenance programs
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in identifying problem areas, investigating solutions, and determining action to be performed
  • Knowledge/understanding of engineering and construction codes and standards associated with facility systems
  • Demonstrated understanding and implementation of work planning and control including hazard identification, hazards analysis, and control implementation applying the hierarchy of controls for a wide range of complex, hazardous activities
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills to include presentations and report writing
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize Excel and computerized maintenance management/work control software to create, track, update, analyze, and develop reports for work within assigned facilities
  • Professional knowledge of Integrated Work Management principles (or demonstration of equivalent)
  • Expert-level understanding of hazardous-energy control, including LOTO application practices and configuration control

Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree (preferably Engineering, or related technical discipline) and 3 years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Direct experience with laboratory and shop operations
  • Demonstrated experience with LANL Engineering and Conduct of Operations
  • Demonstrated experience in abnormal event response and incident/occurrence investigation to include root cause analysis, and lessons learned
  • Demonstrated experience leading process improvement initiatives with evidence of successful outcomes
  • Ability to utilize Excel and computerized maintenance management/work control software to create, track, update, analyze, and develop reports for work within assigned facilities
  • Ability to obtain a Q-Clearance
  • Active Q-Clearance

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: Candidates must submit a cover letter along with identifying how they meet the requirements of the position. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.
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.

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