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While working to achieve objectives, will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner; will maintain required safety, security and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety, security and quality an integral part of every task; including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):
Reporting to the Waste Handling Supervisor, this position provides technical assistance in the loading, shipping, and/or storage of solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes. Specific duties may include, but are not necessarily limited to, handling drums and/or other containers of waste, operating forklifts and/or other mechanical loading/handling equipment, and tracking related documents to assure compliance. Work will be performed in a complex environment involving radiological control and security areas. Work will be performed both inside and outside of buildings in varying weather conditions. This position requires job specific/site specific training.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):
Must have an understanding of work hazards, safety practices, and operating configurations
Experience working in a team environment with a strong safety culture
Some understanding of handling and/or transporting solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes
Ability to understand inspection and/or characterization data on waste containers
Work experience in a quality-oriented environment requiring a high degree of attention to detail
Experience in handling proper documentation for solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes
Familiar with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to the handling of solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes
Familiar with legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting facility operations and administration
Certification as a forklift operator and ability to obtain incidental crane certification
Experience in the use of personnel protective equipment including air purifying respirators
Experienced and knowledgeable in the use of the WCATs system database
Experience working in a Category 2 Nuclear Facility
Experience working with Detailed Operating Procedures ( eg; Reference or UET )
Education and Experience Required:
High School diploma/GED in appropriate discipline with at least 6 years of experience; however, a combination of education and relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the positionís duties and responsibilities have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable.
Education Equivalency: 2 years of relevant experience for 1 year of college
This position may be subject to DOE O 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities. This DOE Order establishes entry level requirements to ensure employees in the positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.