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Idaho Falls, Idaho
United States
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Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Heavy Equipment Operator

Job Information Job Title: Heavy Equipment Operator Grade: Union Org: EO/HEO

Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (MFCx 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) is seeking candidates for Heavy Equipment Operator. Responsibilities include:
Operate mobile equipment such as: forklifts, loaders, dump trucks, tanker trucks, semi-trucks, tractor-trailer combinations and flat beds, road grader, backhoe, front-end loaders, skid-steers, mobile cranes, and track-hoes.
Operate overhead cranes.
Perform periodic inspections of rigging tackle.
Perform load testing of rigging equipment.
Perform load testing of mobile cranes.
Operate equipment without restrictions.
Plan and perform work using the principles of Conduct of Operations and Conduct of Maintenance. Ensure all principles of Integrated Safety Management (ISM) are utilized in all tasks
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
Must have 5 years of experience as a Heavy Equipment Operator
Must possess and maintain a Class "A" Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with an T, H, N endorsement.
Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a DOE "L" security clearance.
Must be able to qualify as a RAD Worker.
Must be able to operate various types of mobile equipment without restrictions.
Must be able to perform periodic inspections of rigging tackle.
Must be qualified as a rigger as required in DOE STD 1090 for operating Hoisting and Rigging Equipment.
Must be able to load test mobile equipment.
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 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.

Motor Abilities: Lower Body: Walking-prolonged,standing-prolonged, bending/stooping, squatting; Upper Body: Twisting, applyingtorque(arms), pushing/pulling, overhead work, grasping/gripping, fine motorcontrol (hands); Combined Upper/Lower body: Lifting ability- 50 lbs. max,exertion-moderate, repetitive work-intermittent.

Special Senses: Eyes: Visually demanding work, near vision, far vision, depthperception, basic color discrimination; Ears: Speech discrimination, audioalarms; Nose: Ability to smell.

Work Conditions: Facility: High noises (>85dB), heights,confined spaces, stairs; Environmental Conditions: heat stress, cold stress, UV(sun) exposure, hazardous chemical/waste, radiation work; Equipment: ladders>6 feet, machine/electrical hazards, power tools, vibrating equipment, protectiveclothing, respirator use, heavy equipment, motor vehicle use, typing/keyboard;Personnel Requirements: >8 Hrs/day, overtime/irregularhours, working alone.

Certification Exam(s): DOTDriver, Crane Mobile, Crane Overhead (Cab, Pulpit, & ‘Some’ Remote), NDEtest inspector – Q/A inspector, Respirator User, Testing Designated Position(TDP)

Surveillance Exam(s): Noise(Hearing Conservation Program)

Please Apply Before: December 17, 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 and 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.

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