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Environmental Tec 2

Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

What You Will Do

At Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), we solve national security challenges through scientific excellence. Waste Management (WM) Waste Generator Services group (WGS) is looking for highly motivated technicians to help facilitate waste disposal at our multi-disciplinary footprint. The selected candidate will support LANL waste management coordinators by packaging and shipping waste throughout LANL facility.

Primary duties of the Environment Tec 2 level may include but are not limited to:

  • Packaging, weighing, closing, and torqueing waste containers.
  • Assisting with sampling efforts of different waste types.
  • Participation in internal, programmatic, and regulatory audits and assessments.
  • Creation of technical reports i.e. waste data summaries.
  • Implementation of internal applications to record waste from cradle to grave. What You Need

    Minimum Job Requirements:


    Demonstrated experience and knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to the handling of Low-Level Waste and hazardous material. Demonstrated skill in understanding work hazards, safety practices, operating configurations, and lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures.


    Ability to communicate effectively with customers, peers, and all levels of management.


    Ability to work with radioactive or other hazardous materials as dictated by programmatic needs.


    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.

    Customer Service:

    Demonstrated success in providing good customer service.

    Clearance and Mandatory Certifications:

    The ability to obtain a Q-clearance and/or Human Reliability Program (HRP).

    Training/Certifications: Ability to obtain Radworker, HAZWOPER, RCRA, Forklift, Air Purifying Respiratory Protection certification. Site specific training at TA-55, RLWTF, RLUOB and/or CMR and WCRRF. Full qualification involves obtaining unescorted PF-4 access.

    Education/Experience: Position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

    DOE Order 426.2: DOE Order 426.2 requires high school diploma.

    Desired Qualifications:


    Knowledge of one or more of the following: NNSS 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.

    Communication: Demonstrated experience following detailed procedures effectively, both orally and in writing.


    Working knowledge of Low-Level Waste or other regulated waste packaging requirements. Successful experience with accounting/management systems such as WCATS. Demonstrated experience with nuclear facility personal protective equipment (PPE) such as anti-contamination clothing, booties, a variety of safety gloves, and full-face respirator qualification.

    Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):

    Depth perception, binocular vision, reading vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 hz), standing, walking, use stairs, fixed ladders and ladders up to six feet, ability to lift 50 pounds and carry 35 pounds, typing or keyboarding.

    Work Environment:

    General work environment may include but is not limited to: outdoors, working alone, working extended shifts, operation of motor vehicles, R&D laboratory settings with corresponding chemicals and hazards.

    Location: This position will be 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 a 1 year.

    Note to Applicants:

    --- For full consideration please provide a comprehensive resume that addresses the key requirements, job skills, and desired qualifications of the position.

    --- May require extended work hours or occasional shift work.

    --- Occasional travel may be required.
    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 childbirth and parental leave
    • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
    • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
    • Flexible schedules and time off (PTO 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 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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

      *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.

      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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

      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 Policy Policy P701 for 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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull TimeAppointment TypeRegularRegular
      Fraud Warning:

      Unfortunately, employment scams are real. Sometimes bad actors try to impersonate a hiring organization in an attempt to gain an applicant's personal or financial information.

      Please be aware that Los Alamos National Laboratory will never ask for funds for equipment or otherwise at any stage of the application or employment process. Official correspondence with the Laboratory will come from an email ending in

      If you feel that you have been the victim of a scam, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

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