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Operator 1/2

Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

**What You Will Do**

**This position will be filled at either the Operator 1 or 2 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.**

**Operator 1: $44,000 - $67,800**

Operates and monitors facility systems or electronic digital computers in pursuit of building configuration management. Performs routine tasks in support of operations, maintenance, science, or engineering activities. Provides direct support in operations, specification, construction, and/or design of facility mechanical, electrical, and/or chemical systems. Performs routine evaluations of equipment, and keep detailed logs for critical equipment. Follows written and verbal direction, and has a questioning attitude. Observes equipment and control panels for operator messages or error indicators, and responds accordingly. Sets up and runs diagnostic test and reacts appropriately to the messages and reports errors or machine malfunctions as required. Provide facility support to all personnel, tenants, and visitors. Willingness to work in a team environment, with the goal of a collaborative effort. Ensures a safe and secure working environment, free from discrimination and harassment.

**Operator 2: $48,600 - $74,700**

In addition to the Operator 1 duties, the Operator 2 will interface between the facility operations organization and the programmatic tenants. Provide general direction, guidance, and operational support to a facility in order to ensure the implementation of Operational and programmatic functions. Responds to facility emergencies and abnormal events, along with after hour call outs as directed.

**_What You Need_**

**Minimum Job Requirements:**

+ Ability to understand and identify work hazards, safety practices, operating configuration, and experience with lock-out/tag-out of hazardous energy

+ Knowledge of basic computer skills and word processors

+ Ability to learn and interpret various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, and schematics

+ Basic skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on facility equipment

+ Basic skill in the preparation and presentation of facility status

+ Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

**Additional Job Requirements for Operator 2:**

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

+ Basic knowledge and experience in a wide variety of facility maintenance activities including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, or chemical processing systems.

+ Basic skill to conceptualize and communicate major elements of facility equipment, maintenance, and/or upgrade activities.

+ Working knowledge of a building automation systems

+ Facilitating the plan of the day/week meetings, and a thorough understanding of their value

+ Thorough understanding of Lock out Tag out, and the importance of building configuration.

+ Basic knowledge of an abnormal event, and a coordinated response

**Training/Certifications:** Training to become Forklift operator certified, LO/TO Trained, Ability to qualify as respirator user, and be a certified Duty Officer.

**Education/Experience at lower level:** Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and at least 1 year of experience.

**Education/Experience at higher level:** Position typically requires a high school diploma and one-to-two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

**Desired Qualifications:**

+ Forklift operator certified

+ Lockout/Tagout Trained

**Note to Applicants:**

For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above along with your resume.

**Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):** Ability to hear high-pitched sounds, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), climbing stairs, climbing ladders, bending, lifting 30 pounds, and carrying 20 to 30 pounds. Standard physical requirements associated with field observation and oversight.

**_Location:_** This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

**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 .

**_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 (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 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. SeeDOE 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 or call1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status

Full Time

Appointment Type



**Contact Details**
**Contact Name** Watson, Annette Raquel
**Work Telephone**
**Vacancy Name:** IRC113490
**Organization Name** STO-DO/Science And Technology Operations
**Minimum Salary**
**Maximum Salary**
**Req ID:** IRC113490
**Category:** Facility

Keywords: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Santa Fe , Operator 1/2, Professions , Los Alamos, New Mexico

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