Los Alamos National Laboratory MLSRT Certification Specialist (TRU Waste Certification Specialist 2/3) in Carlsbad, New Mexico
What You Will Do These positions will be filled at either the MLSRT Transportation Certification Specialist 2 or MLSRT Transportation Certification Specialist 3 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.
Los Alamos National Laboratory-Carlsbad Operations, is located in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and is the location of the Repository Science and Operations (RSO) Program. The RSO program provides technical expertise on transuranic (TRU) waste/radioactive material treatment, packaging, characterization, acceptable knowledge, transportation, inventory and actinide chemistry research to support the Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) as well as transportation operational support for the Off-Site Source Recovery Program (OSRP). The successful candidate will assist the Mobile Loading Source Recovery Team (MLSRT) in loading operations and transportation certification of shipments of radioactive sealed sources at medical facilities/laboratories, and also the unloading the sealed sources at undisclosed locations in the United States and abroad. RSO is responsible in providing MLSRT Operations and Certification support to the OSRP in areas including operations, processing, inventory, and shipping activities.
MLSRT Transportation Certification Specialist 2 ($71,000 - $112,700)
The MLSRT Transportation Certification Specialist 2 will be trained, qualified, and have at a minimum 2 to 3 years’ experience (as a MLSRT Transportation Certification Specialist 1, or equivalent) to be responsible for ensuring compliant packaging assembly, payload assembly operations, quality control and/or transportation of radioactive sealed sources in accordance with relevant MLSRT Procedures. Job assignments will require the performance of compliant loading and closure of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved Type B packaging in accordance with the package specific Certificate of Compliance (C of C) and operations procedures (i.e. leak testing and package/mobile loading equipment maintenance). The position will require performance under incredible schedule pressure, and in audit environments. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical assistance to OSRP and management on Laboratory policies/procedures relating to Type B packaging operation and leak testing. Work will be conducted at medical facilities or laboratories across the United States and abroad.
MLSRT Transportation Certification Specialist 3 ($85,400 - $139,600)
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, the MLSRT Transportation Certification Specialist 3 will be trained, qualified, and have at a minimum 2 to 3 years’ experience (as a MLSRT Transportation Certification Specialist 2, or equivalent) to be responsible for ensuring compliant packaging assembly, payload assembly operations, quality control and/or transportation of radioactive sealed sources in accordance with relevant MLSRT Procedures, as well as the certification of transportation once packing operations are completed. Job assignments will require the performance, or oversight, of compliant loading and closure of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved Type B packaging in accordance with the package specific SARP and operations procedures (i.e. leak testing and package/mobile loading equipment maintenance). This position will also be responsible for the supervision of all lower level Transportation Certification Specialist while assigned as crew lead during deployments. The position will require performance under incredible schedule pressure, and in audit environments. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical assistance to OSRP and management on Laboratory policies/procedures relating to Type B packaging operation and leak testing. Work will be conducted at medical facilities or laboratories across the United States.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience in ASNT Helium Leak Detection and/or Pressure Change Leak Testing.
Demonstrated experience in operations and/or transportation of MLSRT Packaging.
Demonstrated knowledge of operations, maintenance, conduct of operations, and quality assurance programs as applicable.
Basic skill in researching, and recommending alternative solutions to problems associated with the management, disposition, coordination, packaging, movement, storage, quality control and/or transportation of MLSRT Transportation .
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and the ability to interact with a variety of constituents.
Additional Job Requirement for MLSRT Transportation Certification Specialist 3:
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the MLSRT Transportation Certification Specialist 3 level requires:
This position requires 2 to 3 years’ experience as a MLSRT Transportation Certification Specialist 2 (or equivalent).
Must have, or be in the process of acquiring, MLSRT TCO (Transportation Certification Official) qualification.
Documentation of the required training and qualifications that include: TCO Qualifications, MLSRT, and Advanced Hazardous Materials Shipper Certification and DOT certified.
Demonstrated experience interfacing effectively with all levels of management, employees, customers, and OSRP through excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Extensive understanding of applicable industrial safety, radiation safety (ALARA) and conduct of operations.
Education/Experience at lower level: High school graduate or graduate record examination (GRE).
Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum 5 years of experience directly related to the occupation.
Experience at a National Laboratory or a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)/Department of Energy (DOE) facility.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Laboratory organizational structure, policies and procedures.
Hoisting and rigging, crane/heavy equipment operations experience.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Ability to speak, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Typing or keyboarding.
Work Environment: Heavy domestic and foreign travel is required; Outdoors, In a cold environment, Working overtime or irregular schedule, In a very hot environment > 100 F, Work near sources of ionizing radiation, Headgear or head protection, Safety glasses or eye protection, Gloves or hand protection, Safety shoes or protective footgear.
Location: This position will be physically located in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
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 submit a comprehensive cover letter addressing qualifications and experience related to the stated job requirements for this position.
Where You Will Work
This position is located in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is located in beautiful northern New Mexico, and 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)
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Contact Name Gonzales, Christine J
Work Telephone 505-667-8695
Vacancy Name: IRC93514
Organization Name ESH-RSO/ESH Repository Science & Operations
Req ID: IRC93514
Category: Env Safety Health