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The job will require personnel to sort, segregate, and size-reduce radioactive material while wearing level 1 personal protective equipment with respiratory protection. Work must be executed compliantly in accordance with detailed operating procedures while working in a team atmosphere. The use of various hand tools and power tools will be required for daily job functions. While working to achieve the client's 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):
Responsible for proper handling, packaging, treatment and documenting hazardous and radioactive waste exhibiting chemical and radiological hazards.
Providing technical support including opening waste containers, removing waste items if possible, and describing the waste items and recording the results.
Routine interaction with various personnel in coordinating characterization, certification, and disposition of waste items and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements with regard to the receipt, storage, and disposal of waste items.
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 with various hand tools and power tools
Experience working in a mechanical background is desired
Experience working in a team environment with a strong safety culture
Work experience in a quality-oriented environment requiring a high degree of attention to detail
Familiar with handling and/or transporting 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
Ability to understand inspection and/or characterization data on waste containers
Experience in documentation and maintenance of records for solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes
Knowledge in the use of personal computers including database applications
Ability to obtain certification as a forklift and qualified crane operator
Ability to qualify in the use of personnel protective equipment including air-purifying respirators
Must be willing to work a variety of shifts (i.e. 8-hour days, 9-hour days, or 10-hour days (not to exceed 80 hours in a 2-week time period)
Must have the ability to pass and maintain all qualifications as required by the Department of Energy (DOE) Order 426.2, and the client
Effective interpersonal skills (e.g., ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively, and work/interact effectively and amicably with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures)
Excellent communication skills to effectively convey thoughts clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
Education and Experience Required:
High School diploma or GED with two years of relative experience. However, a combination of education and relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the positionís duties and responsibilities of which can be adequately demonstrated is acceptable.
Education Equivalency: 2 years of relevant experience for 1 year of college.