Los Alamos National Laboratory Operator 4/5 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Operator 4 or 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-RLW Operations Manager. You will be responsible for operation of the Radioactive Liquid Waste facility. You will operate liquid waste processing equipment including micro-filters, reverse osmosis units and evaporators. Processing will include both Low Level Radioactive Waste and Transuranic waste. A New Mexico Wastewater license is preferred for this position.
Operator 4 (64,400 -102,300)
This position will report to the TA-55-RLW Operations Manager. Candidate will be responsible for operation of the Radioactive Liquid Waste facility. The candidate will operate liquid waste processing equipment including micro-filters, reverse osmosis units and evaporators. Processing will include both Low Level Radioactive Waste and Transuranic waste. The candidate will conduct rounds, perform lockouts/tagouts and will be responsible for compliance with Conduct of Operations requirements.
Operator 5 ($71,000 - $112,700)
In addition to what is outlined at the lower level, expert experience is required. You will be responsible for operations of the Radioactive Liquid Waste facility; make informed decisions regarding safe operations and maintenance. Fully Certified operator regarded as facility expert.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Wastewater Treatment :
Knowledge and experience with formal and safe operations as applied to a Wastewater facility, and has a New Mexico Wastewater Level I or II license, or 3-5 years of experience.
- Knowledge and experience of water and wastewater treatment process equipment and requirements, to include: o Gravity filters, pressure filters, cartridge filters and microfiltration o Reverse osmosis o Evaporative boiler system o Ion exchange systems o Chemical feed systems o Chemical cleaning processes for microfiltration and reverse osmosis o Clarifier operations o Solids handling equipment o NPDES discharge requirements o Pressurized water and air systems o Concentrated acids and bases o Sampling protocol o SCADA system for monitoring and control
Facility Operations/Maintenance activities:
Knowledge and experience with c rane and forklift operations .
Knowledge of typical facility electrical and mechanical systems, sub-systems and components (i.e., ventilation, vacuum pumps, centrifugal pumps, breakers, etc.)
Extensive and detained understanding of and ability to identify work hazards, safety practices, operating configuration. Experience with lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures and execution.
Expert knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting facility maintenance and operations.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication .
Confined space entry and respirator certification .
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 .
Additional Job Requirements for Operator 5:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requ i res:
Expert experience with formal and safe operations as applied to Wastewater, and has a New Mexico Wastewater Level III or IV license, or 10 years of experience.
Facility Operations/Maintenance activities:
Expert experience and understanding of the following aspects of equipment operations as applied to a Wastewater facility:
Hazard identification and analysis
Formal work control processes
Rounds and Inspections:
Expert experience in performance and review of operator rounds and inspections.
A New Mexico Wastewater Level III or IV license, or 10 years of experience is required for this position. Applicants, per DOE Order 5480.20A, must be entered in the low-level radioactive liquid waste treatment processes qualification program and must complete qualification within 6 months.
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.
- K nowledge of Wastewater Processing
Note to Applicants: 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, Technical Area 50.
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)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call1-505-665-4444 option 1 Appointment Type
Contact Name Deaguero, Soraida A
Vacancy Name: IRC85719
Organization Name TA55-RLWF/TA55 Rad Liquid Waste Facilities Operations
Req ID: IRC85719