Field Technician (NWS 00385)

Job Posted 9/21/2022
North Wind Services LLC
Livermore, CA 94551
United States
Category Government
Job Description

North Wind Services is actively seeking individuals who can contribute to national security within the science, technology, and engineering fields as part of our supplemental labor team at vital federal research and development installations supporting the Department of Energy. NWS has an established history of contributing to the success of their customer’s mission. Available employment opportunities may range from administrative and logistical support to advanced technical positions.


Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.


COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate


NWS demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an exemption, and associated accommodations if deemed available and reasonable, under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.


Successful candidates will be employees of NWS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly-motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance the missions of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA. Though employed by NWS, the employee will take day-to-day direction from technical personnel employed directly by the research laboratories. Pay, benefits, Human Resource, and Employment Management functions are provided by NWS.


The Waste Generator Services Group within the Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management (RHWM) Program has multiple openings for a Field Technician to provide technical support and customer services in the management of hazardous and radioactive waste. Under general supervision, the successful candidate will perform a variety of technical functions in collecting, packaging, labeling, identifying, documenting, segregating, consolidating, treating, and storing hazardous, non-hazardous and radioactive waste generated by various LLNL programs.


This position may require the employee to have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and/or weekends to accomplish goals. The successful candidate will be required to pass various on-site training modules to pursue work assignments.


Essential Duties


- Perform a wide variety of waste management activities, often wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as anti-C’s, respirator, hearing protection, etc., to collect, package, label, identify, segregate, consolidate, treat, store, and verify hazardous, non-hazardous, low level radioactive and/or transuranic waste.


- Operate wastewater retention tanks and/or systems, perform pump-outs, perform lab packing of waste chemicals and maintain detailed and accurate records.


- Perform testing (pH, visual etc.) and sampling of waste to verify characterization and/or treatment results and operate radiation survey instruments to obtain radiological data.


- Operate a variety of vehicles up to and including 5-ton trucks, use material handling equipment (fork trucks, drum handling equipment, mechanical pump systems, etc.), and use hand and power tools.


- Respond to environmental emergencies at LLNL, and work with cross-organizational personnel performing decontamination of facility infrastructure and equipment.


- Gather, analyze, identify problems, and record basic pertinent data and information associated with radioactive and hazardous waste through interactions with personnel from RHWM, Environment, Safety, and Health, and laboratory programs to properly characterize and manage the waste.


- Complete and maintain training requirements per Federal, State, and LLNL requirements.


- Provide customer service to LLNL waste generators as the front-line interface between RHWM and waste generators.


- Promote and support plans to encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion within the program.


- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.


- Perform other duties as assigned.


Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities


- Associate degree in environmental or related scientific field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


- Basic knowledge of State and Federal regulations as they apply to hazardous and radioactive waste management, with emphasis on managing waste in satellite accumulation areas (SAAs) and 90-day waste accumulation areas (WAAs) or experience working within nuclear or high-hazard facilities.


- Basic knowledge of field instrumentation, such as radiation survey instruments, pH meters, etc., with an emphasis on their application to radioactive and hazardous waste processes.


- Elementary understanding of chemistry principles, including compatibility, and/or general understanding of radioactive contamination control methods.


- Ability to meet medical qualification to wear respiratory protection equipment, climb ladders and meet other physical requirements specified in the job demands worksheet and to successfully complete all Federal, State, LLNL and Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements.


- Effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and within a team.


- Strong organizational skills with the ability to generate and maintain high-quality, accurate records and correspondence using PC and/or Apple workstations and associated applications.


- Demonstrated ability/commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplace.


Special Requirements


Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.


Pre-employment drug test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post offer, pre-employment drug test.


Anticipated Clearance Level: 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 information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you


may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.


North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline 1-208-528-8714 for assistance.


North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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