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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear and Hazardous Materials Tec 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for a highly motivated, customer service focused, and highly experienced individual to serve as a Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Technician to join the Hazardous Waste Management (NPI-6) TRU Operations Team. NPI-6 ensures safe, efficient, and compliant waste management generated at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility, the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research (CMR) building, the TA-50 Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (RLWTF), and the Radiological Laboratory Utility Office Building (RLUOB). NPI-6 provides plenty of opportunity to learn new things and a supportive environment when challenges arise.

As the selected candidate, you will primarily support activities in the TA-55 Plutonium Facility associated with the Transuranic (TRU) Waste Team, such the documentation and packaging of TRU material; operating mechanical lifting equipment such as pallet jacks, parrot beak scales/lifts, and forklifts; managing RCRA storage areas; and ensuring all results, materials, processes and final products meet quality specifications and are completed according to the established requirements. The work will be performed in a complex environment involving radiological control and security areas primarily at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility. This position involves performing work both inside and occasionally outside of buildings in varying weather conditions. Full qualification involves obtaining unescorted PF-4 access, Fissile Material Handler qualification, and Person in Charge qualification. Nuclear facility PPE such as anti-contamination clothing, booties, a variety of safety gloves, and full-face respirator qualification are part of the job. 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 LANL’s national security mission.

You will never be bored and have a lot of fun in this dynamic environment.

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 TRU and 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.

Clearance and Mandatory Certifications: The ability to obtain a Q-clearance, Human Reliability Program (HRP) and Fissile Material Handler (FMH) certification.

Education: Position requires an Associate’s Degree and 3 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

Regulation: Knowledge of one or more of the following: WIPP Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC), LANL WAC, and the LANL New Mexico Environmental Department permit. Experience with nuclear criticality safety, material control and accountability, radiological protection, safety basis compliance, waste minimization and waste management

Skills/Expertise: Working knowledge of TRU or other regulated waste packaging requirements. Successful experience with accounting/management systems such as LANMAS and WCATS.

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, applicants must submit a comprehensive resume that addresses the key requirements of the position.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

  • This vacancy will close on April 24, 2021 midnight Mountain Standard Time. Note, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date, the position may close as early as March 30, 2021.

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 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 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 SupplementalDirective 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.

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 ongoing 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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy 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.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Mondragon, Kimberly (Kim)
Email kmondragon@lanl.gov
Work Telephone 505-551-4409
Vacancy Name: IRC84372
Organization Name NPI-6/Hazardous Waste Management
Minimum Salary 56600
Maximum Salary 89900
Req ID: IRC84372
Category: Other