Analytical Laboratory Operations Staff
Job Information Job Title: Analytical Laboratory Operations Staff Grade: 180/200Org: Mission Support
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (MFC, 4x10 schedule)
Mission/Vision Statement Empowering the Nation's Energy Future Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.Responsibilities
The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking candidates for Operations Staff reporting to the Mission Support Department in the Analytical Laboratory.
INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for DOE-NE, providing much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to perform research and development of nuclear fuels from fuel design, development and fabrication through post irradiation analysis.
The AL operations staff coordinates sample transfers with groups external to the Analytical Laboratory and interfaces with scientists, technicians, and operations to maintain the facility at the current hazard category threshold. The MBA has a technical expertise to maintain safeguards accountability within the Analytical Laboratory. Responsible for compliance with nuclear facility hazard category limits and rules as defined by Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) and ensure criticality safety rules for transfer are met prior to transfer authorization. Maintain a tracking database of all nuclear material within the AL. Prepare completed samples for transfer, including physically packaging for return to customer.
Functions:•Responsible for the implementation of Nuclear Material Control Plan (NMCP) and MBA controls and will involve day to day interfacing with operations, S&T personnel, facility management and safeguards to track nuclear material inventory and solve MBA problems by selecting and approving appropriate techniques.• Provide technical assistance in matters regarding criticality safety relevant to facility operations. • Perform functions associated with Radioactive Material Acceptance Coordinator (RMAC).• Manage tracking system including, data entry, maintenance, and problem solving.
Bachelor’s Degree and 2-5 years relevant experience. (STEM degree is preferred)
Must be a US Citizen and have the ability and willingness to obtain and maintain a DOE "L" clearance
Must have the ability and willingness to obtain and maintain a RadWorker II qualification
Must have demonstrated ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders to resolve issues as they arise.
Demonstrated experience developing and accurately managing an inventory/database of high consequence items
Working knowledge of nuclear materials controls
Strong calculation skills with the ability to understand impacts of calculations on outcomes
Selective Service Requirements To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or must have registered) with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see www.sss.gov.Employee Job Functions Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.
Upper Body: fine motor control (hands)Eyes: visually demanding work, near visionEars: speech discrimination, audio alarmsFacility: stairs Environmental Conditions: hazardous chemical waste, radiation workEquipment: typing/keyboardPersonnel Requirements: >8 hrs/day, overtime/irregular hours, working aloneCertification Exams: testing designated position Please Apply Before: December 10, 2018 (Midnight, MST) Environmental, Safety and Health StatementMust be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.Other InformationWhen applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.INL OverviewINL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With over 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls AreaIdaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit www.visitidahofalls.com and www.visitidaho.org.Equal Employment OpportunityIdaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.