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Los Alamos National Laboratory TA55 Equipment Operator (Operator 4/5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Operator 4 /5 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

You will report to the TA-55 Equipment Operations Supervisor and will perform required tasks assigned by the supervisor. The Equipment Operator (EO) 4 or 5 (experience dependent) will be responsible for providing support for the day-to-day operations of ALDWP facilities at TA-55.

Operator 4 $62,800 - $99,800

Fully qualified, experienced operator as defined by the organizations training and qualification program. Operates and monitors critical safety systems according to operating instructions. Responsible for safe execution of technical safety requirement surveillances or surveillances required to meet safety / authorization basis requirements. Performs technical tasks in support of operations, maintenance, science or engineering activities. Provides direct support in operations, specification, construction, and/or design of facility mechanical, electrical, and/or chemical systems. Checks and inspects operation and maintenance against predetermined standards. Follows process sheets or written / verbal directions. Observes equipment and control panels for operator messages or error indicators. Sets up and runs diagnostic test and reacts appropriately to the messages and reports errors or machine malfunctions as required. May work with and be responsible for multiple systems.

Operator 5 $69,300 - $110,000

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level, a fully qualified operator is regarded as a facility expert and may act as lead and review activities of other employees. Is capable of independently conducting research, investigate alternative solutions, and recommend solutions on problems affecting facility equipment maintenance and operations. And also has expert knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting facility maintenance and operations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Conduct of Operations - Working knowledge with Conduct of Operations as applied to a Nuclear Facility and maintaining a Nuclear Facility.

Equipment Operations - Extensive experience and understanding of the following aspects of equipment operations as applied to a Nuclear Facility:

  • Verbatim procedure compliance

  • hazard identification and analysis

  • configuration management

  • formal work control processes

Facility Systems -Extensive knowledge of typical facility electrical and mechanical systems, sub-systems and components (heating, ventilation, refrigeration systems, cooling towers, fire suppression/alarm systems, air compressors, pneumatic controls, etc.)

Trouble Shooting - Ability to trouble shoot and diagnose service problems and determine procedure to repair.

Interpretation of Drawings - Demonstrated ability to read, understand and explain engineering electrical and mechanical drawings/specifications.

Communication - Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication.

Additional Job Requirements for Operator 5:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requ i res:

Lock-out/tag-out - Expert understanding of and ability to identify work hazards, safety practices, operating configuration. Extensive experience with lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures.

Policy and Procedure - Expert knowledge of the Laboratory's facility/operational/computing policies, practices, and procedures.

Training/Certifications: The EO will be assigned the Equipment Operator qualification, will be assigned as a Glovebox Level 1 operator for PF-4 trolley troubleshooting and will be eligible to participate in the Environmental Pay Program when the required criteria is met.

Education/Experience at Operator 4 level : Position requires a high school diploma and four-to-six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education will be expected, including associate’s degrees and graduation from technical institutions.

Education/Experience at Operator 5 level : Position requires a high school diploma and a minimum six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be expected, including associate’s degrees and graduation from technical institutions.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Limiting Conditions of Operation (LCO) as specified in the Technical Safety Requirements (TSR) while performing surveillances or assigned tasks.

  • Understanding of the concepts and principles of Integrated Work Management, Integrated Safety Management (ISM) and Integrated Safeguards and Security Management (ISSM), or equivalent non-DOE programs.

Note to Applicants:

  • The TA55 EO position will begin with a 4/10 schedule, Monday – Thursday, 12:30 pm – 11:00 pm and may transition to a 24/7/365 coverage position and will therefore require working a shift schedule in the future.

  • The ability to obtain a DOE “Q” clearance with HRP is required.

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

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

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.

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)

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.

  • 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.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Deaguero, Soraida A
Email soraida@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC85727
Organization Name TA55-OPS/Operations
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC85727
Category: Operations Support