Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear and Hazardous Materials Tec 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Transuranic Waste Facility (TWF) with NPI-7 is looking for a Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Technician to join our team. NPI-7 is extremely busy providing the safe, efficient and compliant container management and shipping of all radioactive and hazardous material generated at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility, CMR, RLUOB. We offer plenty of opportunities to learn new things and a supportive environment when challenges arise. You will never be bored and have a lot of fun in this dynamic environment. This position involves performing work both inside and outside of buildings in varying weather conditions. Our team members comply with a variety of nuclear management related requirements; work independently on challenging concurrent projects, requiring close cooperation, adaptability, initiative and willingness to provide support wherever needed to meet LANLs national security mission.
The Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Technician 2 will interface with teams within the division and with other groups within TA-55 and the Laboratory. If selected, you will work under direct supervision and will contribute to the operations of hazardous and radioactive material management processes. Specific duties may include, but are not necessarily limited to, handling and inspecting drums and/or other containers of waste, operating forklifts and/or other mechanical loading/handling equipment and keeping and tracking related documents to assure compliance.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Regulations: Demonstrated experience and knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to the handling of hazardous material. Demonstrated skill in understanding work hazards, safety practices, operating configurations, and lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures.
Communication: Demonstrated experience following detailed procedures effectively, both orally and in writing and demonstrated experience in aiding in the preparation of reports.
Skills/Expertise: Demonstrated experience operating mechanical equipment such as forklifts or other types of mechanical lifting devices. Demonstrated skills in mechanical maintenance and testing. Ability to work with radioactive or other hazardous materials as dictated by programmatic needs. Demonstrated experience in proper use of personnel protective equipment including air purifying respirators.
Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a conscientious, professional, and responsible manner in a multi-disciplinary environment and interacting effectively with a variety of organizations
Problem Solving: Demonstrated experience in recognizing technical problems, and applying analysis and testing, to identify suitable solutions and effectively document and communicate results. Demonstrated ability to prioritize work tasks and manage tasks concurrently with minimal or no supervision.
Training/Certifications: The ability to obtain a Q-clearance, Human Reliability Program (HRP) and Fissile Material Handler (FMH) certification.
DOE Order 426.2: DOE Order 426.2 requires high school diploma.
Education/Experience : Position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Regulation: Knowledge of one or more of the following: Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49 Parts 105-180; DOE O 460.1B Packaging and Transportation Safety; P151-1 LANL Packaging and Transportation Program Procedure. Experience with nuclear criticality safety, material control and accountability, radiological protection, safety basis compliance, waste minimization and waste management
Skills/Expertise: 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.
Training: Radworker, HAZWOPER, RCRA certification and the ability to obtain certification as a forklift and incidental crane operator. Site specific training at TA-55, RLWTF, RLUOB and/or CMR.
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.
Occasional travel may be required.
This position will be physically 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 2 years.
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)
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. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
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.
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 PolicyPolicy P701for 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status Appointment Type Regular Regular
Contact Name Chavez, Raymond Ceasar
Vacancy Name: IRC94191
Organization Name NPI-7/Hazardous Materials Management
Minimum Salary 48600
Maximum Salary 74700
Req ID: IRC94191