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Nuclear Processing Operator 2

Company: N3B Los Alamos, LLC
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:



Company Profile:Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) manages the 10-year, $1.6 billion Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Los Alamos Field Office. N3B is a limited liability company owned by HII Nuclear Inc. and BWX Technologies, joined by our critical subcontractors Longenecker and Associates and Tech2 Solutions. N3B brings operational discipline, proven approaches and predictable results to the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract. Position Location:This position is located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Los Alamos is a tight-knit mountain community that consistently ranks as one of Livability.com's Best Small Towns in America. The city is a top spot for outdoor enthusiasts as it has more than 120 hiking and biking trails, and residents enjoy easy access to the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Thanks to the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos' presence in the area, Los Alamos also has a college-town vibe that's a major draw for young professionals, families and retirees. Position SummaryThe job will require personnel to sort, segregate, and size reduce radioactive material while wearing level 1 personal protective equipment with respiratory protection. Work must be executed compliantly in accordance to detailed operating procedures while working in a team atmosphere. The use of various hand tools and power tools will be required for daily job functions. While working to achieve N3B LLCC objectives, will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner; will maintain required safety, security and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety, security and quality an integral part of every task; including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security. Essential Duties/Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for proper handling, packaging, treatment and documenting hazardous and radioactive waste exhibiting chemical and radiological hazards.
  • Providing technical support including opening waste containers, removing waste items if possible, and describing the waste items and recording the results.
  • Routine interaction with various personnel in coordinating characterization, certification, and disposition of waste items and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements with regard to receipt, storage and disposal of waste items. .
  • This position requires job specific/site specific training Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):
    • Must have an understanding of work hazards, safety practices, and operating configurations
    • Experience working with various hand tools and power tools
    • Experience working in a mechanical background is desired
    • Experience working in a team environment with a strong safety culture
    • Work experience in a quality-oriented environment requiring a high degree of attention to detail
    • Familiar with handling and/or transporting solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes
    • Familiar with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to the handling of solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes
    • Familiar with legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting facility operations and administration
    • Ability to understand inspection and/or characterization data on waste containers
    • Experience in documentation and maintenance of records for solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes
    • Knowledge in the use of personal computers including database applications
    • Ability to obtain certification as a forklift and qualified crane operator
    • Ability to qualify in the use of personnel protective equipment including air purifying respirators
    • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts (i.e. 8-hour days, 9-hour days, or 10-hour days (not to exceed 80 hours in a 2 week time period)
    • Must have the ability to pass and maintain all qualifications as required by the Department of Energy (DOE) Order 426.2, and N3B
    • Effective interpersonal skills (e.g., ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively, work/interact effectively and amicably with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures)
    • Excellent communication skills to effectively convey thoughts clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing Education and Experience Required:High School diploma or GED with two years of relative experience. However, a combination of education and relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the position's duties and responsibilities of which can be adequately demonstrated is acceptable. Education Equivalency: 2 years of relevant experience for 1 year of college. 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. Employee Referral Eligibility: This position is not eligible for N3B's employee referral program. Benefits and Salary: N3B offers all full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes 401(k) with employer matching, medical, dental, vision, paid PTO, and more. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and education. Business Associations: Contacts are typically with individuals within own department and occasionally with contacts outside own organization. Contacts involve obtaining or providing information or data requiring some explanation or interpretation. Impact: Errors may be detected and corrected but may cause moderate loss of time or customer/user dissatisfaction. Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Work will be performed in a complex environment involving radiological control and security areas. Work will be performed both inside and outside of buildings in varying weather conditionsSubject to adverse weather conditions, fumes, toxic agents and hazards associated in the operation and maintenance of waste disposition. Safety, Security, and QualityWhile working to achieve N3B LLCC objectives, the Nuclear Processing Operator will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner to include protecting the confidentiality and integrity of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This role will maintain required safety, security and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety, security and quality an integral part of every task; including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security. Diversity & Inclusiveness N3B is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
      N3B will ensure no applicant for employment or employee is denied equal opportunity because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

Keywords: N3B Los Alamos, LLC, Santa Fe , Nuclear Processing Operator 2, Other , Los Alamos, New Mexico

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