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Edgewater is seeking qualified candidates for Waste Packaging Specialist opportunities for our customer, UCOR, in Oak Ridge, TN.

Project: Waste Management / EMWMF Operations
Grade: T2 – T4
Pay Range: $16.00-$45.00
Job Numbers: SAR9384, SAR9385
Number of Positions: 2
Close Date: 8/31/2022

Special Job Requirements:

Minimum of AA/AS and 2+ years of related experience or 6 years of related experience in waste handling or similar field.
Experience with bulk waste disposal and transportation;
Previous experience with EMWMF and ORRL bulk packaging requirements; Dump Trucks and IMC's
Experience with UCOR Waste Management Processes and Procedures
Previous experience with UCOR Waste Operations
Radiological Worker II training
Active DOE Q Active Clearance Preferred

General Job Description:

The WGS Waste Packaging Specialists (WPS) are responsible for all activities related to waste containers from obtaining, tracking, loading, closure, and staging/storage until the container is offered for transport. The WPS also verifies that the waste does not include anomalous or prohibited items. This last function may be delegated to project personnel (hereafter referred to as WPS Verifier) for wastes destined to

TSDRFs other than NNSS.

Principal Responsibilities:

Initiates container tracking and control when empty containers are delivered to the facility,.
Verifies package integrity prior to filling.
Verifies appropriate package for waste to be containerized.
Verifies package contents meet description in the approved profile.
Verifies packaged waste meets the physical WAC.
Certifies no anomalous items included in package.
Verifies package is not breached and/or damaged and is in a condition to withstand the stresses of loading, handling, stacking, and shipping.
Performs inspection, surveillance, and oversight of activities critical to the ORR and NNSS Waste
Certification Programs, as requested by the Waste Certification Official (WCO).
If so designated by the WCO, performs Waste Package Certification activities in support of waste shipments to the NNSS.
Identifies and documents non-conforming conditions and activities, In accordance with UCOR procedures.
Tracks container movements and starts the regulatory clock, as prescribed in the WM procedures.
Verifies the container is properly configured (e.g., liners, absorbents, gasket).
Maintains positive control of waste containers to prevent the introduction of anomalous or prohibited items.
Provides oversight of the WPS Verifiers when delegating certification/verification duties to them.
Ensures package integrity is sufficient to meet corresponding DOT packaging specification.
Verifies the selection of the appropriate on-site accumulation, staging and/or storage facility when waste cannot be shipped directly off-site.
Assists the generator in moving the waste to accumulation, staging and/or storage.
Ensures the waste is properly managed on-site prior to shipment for treatment and/or disposal.
Coordinates with the on-site facility to ensure the waste can be accepted without exceeding the receiving unit’s capacity or violating its authorization basis, WAC, or RCRA permit.
Certifies EMWMF waste shipments meet the facility WAC by signing a waste certification statement.

Work Schedule:

UCOR works a standard 4/10 schedule, Monday through Thursday unless otherwise specified by Management.

If you are interested in being considered for this position and your resume clearly outlines your relevant experience for this position, please follow the application steps via our website: edgewatertech.net/careers

If your qualifications match our position requirements you will be contacted and provided additional details. Edgewater will not submit your resume without first having detailed discussions with you and obtaining your permission to do so.


Edgewater offers the opportunity to structure benefit packages to best suit your needs. We offer multiple individual and family benefit options including paid time off, medical, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance, and a pre-tax 401(k) retirement account with Company matching contributions and 100% vesting for eligible participants beginning on DAY 1.


Edgewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected Veterans, or individuals with disabilities.

View all Edgewater opportunities at www.edgewatertech.net/careers

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