Los Alamos National Laboratory WETF Operations Specialist 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do This position will be filled at either the Operations Specialist 2 or Operations Specialist 3level, 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.
WETF Operations Specialist 2 $71,000 - $112,700
The Weapons Facilities Operations (WFO) Facility Operations Directorate (FOD) has a great opportunity for an Operations Specialist! The selected candidate will report to the WFO-WETF Operations Manager (OM) serving as a member of WFO’s Weapons Engineering Tritium Facility Operations team. The team provides operational expertise, guidance, and real time support to the program that conducts tritium R&D within the WETF and supporting facilities. The team emphasizes a hands-on, in the field approach for all aspects related to safety and compliance requirements regarding disciplined nuclear facility operations. The selected candidate will assist the WFO-WETF OM in tactical initiatives including but not limited to the continuous improvement of operations-related systems and processes as outlined in P315, Conduct of Operations Manual , including but not limited to configuration management, procedure development, lessons learned and root cause analyses.
WETF Operations Specialist 3 $77,300 - $126,000
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, the WETF Operations Specialist 3 will participate in, review and approve scheduled operations and project work. Also, the selected candidate will regularly assess WETF systems and ConOps processes, support preparations for and performance of readiness activities and assist the various Cognizant System Engineers (CSEs) with field implementation of identified corrective actions and improvement initiatives. The selected candidate will assist the WETF OM and WFO support organizations in identification thru execution of strategic tritium facilities initiatives including review and approval of technical procedures and Integrated Work Documents and project identification thru execution.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Tritium Working Knowledge
Working knowledge of tritium operations and applicable regulations.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and experience interacting with all levels of personnel and customers.
Ability to successfully plan, organize, lead, and monitor team efforts to completion.
Demonstrated experience working independently without much direction.
Additional Job Requirements for WETF Operations Specialist 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualifications for the level 3 are:
Knowledge in Specialized Areas
Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: tritium processing, nuclear facility readiness requirements, and safety basis development / implementation requirements.
Education/Experience for Operations Specialist 2:
Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Education/Experience for Operations Specialist 3:
Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.
LANL Policy Knowledge
Knowledge of the Laboratory's facility operations policies, practices, and procedures, and can apply them to resolve issues.
LANL Nuclear Facility Operations Knowledge
Knowledge of LANL’s conduct of operations programs and their applicability to nuclear facility operations.
Experience successfully managing and controlling projects and associated budget/schedules.
Advanced knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting facility operations and administration.
Root Cause Analysis Knowledge
Knowledge of the Laboratory's root cause analysis process.
Demonstrated knowledge in the preparation and presentation of facility operations reports.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Color discrimination,Ability to speak,Ability to discriminate speech,Ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Climbing stairs, Climbing Ladders, Typing or keyboarding
Work Environment: Work near sources of ionizing radiation
Note to Applicants: Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Position commitment: Regular appointmentns.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)
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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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.
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.
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Contact Name Ferguson, Leslie Nichole
Vacancy Name: IRC84534
Organization Name WFO-WETF/High Expl & Weapons Eng Tritium Fac
Req ID: IRC84534