Plutonium Process Monitoring Associate (Material Control & Accountability Specialist 1/2)

Plutonium Process Monitoring Associate (Material Control & Accountability Specialist 1/2)

01 Jun 2022
New Mexico, Losalamos, 87544 Losalamos USA

Plutonium Process Monitoring Associate (Material Control & Accountability Specialist 1/2)

What You Will DoShare your passion for protecting National Security by joining the Nuclear Material Control and Accountability team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The NMCA team provides assurance that accountable nuclear material is controlled and accounted for during a variety of manufacturing processes. We are looking for dedicated candidates with a strong attention to detail, critical thinking, and continuous learning/improvement to monitor the plutonium production processes at Los Alamos National Laboratory. This is an exciting opportunity for high performing technical professionals to shape the future of nuclear material processing operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory by working collaboratively with internal stakeholders to improve real-time accountability of special nuclear material while innovating and finding more efficient means of maintaining critical requirements. Process Monitoring is a new program to this site, requiring unprecedented integration amongst process engineering, operations, and NMCA personnel for a common cause.This position will be filled at either the Material Control & Accountability Specialist 1 or 2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.Production Process Safeguards Monitor 1 $65,700 - $104,400At this level, you will collaborate across organizations to understand the production processes in your assigned area. This will include collecting operations’ data and performing reviews to ensure that nuclear material processing is being controlled within established process control limits. You will support investigations of process control issues to reconcile differences and trends and develop recommendations for improvements where applicable. Knowledge and experience in critical problem solving is a strong advantage in this role, as well as a desire for process improvement and willingness to take on a new challenge.Production Process Safeguards Monitor 2 $79,200 - $129,00At this level, you be able to conduct process control issue investigations with limited support, assist in developing integrated schedules, provide status, and recognize scheduling conflicts. The Process Control Associate Level 2 is expected to develop an understanding of the interdependencies of processing to offer comliant solutions to safeguards issues, as well as identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.What You NeedMinimum Job Requirements:Ability to apply safeguards concepts and principles to manufacturing processes that use accountable nuclear material.

Experience collecting data from a variety of sources and the ability to analyze and interpret data based on defined criteria.

Ability to make compliance determinations consistent with requirements such as safeguards/security, quality, or other regulatory requirements.

Strong analytical problem solving skills with the ability to recommend technical solutions to simple-to-moderately complex process monitoring issues.

Experience communicating technical information to technical and non-technical personnel both verbally and in writing.

Additional Job Requirements for Production Process Safeguards Monitor 2:In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requ i res:Experience evaluating nuclear material measurement data to identify process control issues that can impact technical outcomes such as nuclear material accountability or other high consequence outcomes

Demonstrated ability to evaluate production/manufacturing processes to determine issues that impact process control limits, nuclear material accountability,

Experience making compliance determinations and recommending solutions for issues that impact nuclear material accountability.

Training/Certifications:Education/Experience at lower level :Position requires an Associate’s Degree inmath, statistics, engineering, physics, chemistry, quality engineering, or manufacturingand a minimum of 2 years of related experience; or, equivalent combination of education and relevant experience directly related to the occupation.Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in related fields.

Education/Experience at higher level :Position requires an Associate’s Degreemath, statistics, engineering, physics, chemistry, quality engineering, or manufacturing and 6 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:Ability to create reports using mathematical functions in Microsoft Excel for report generation, presentation and trending.

Experience in at least one of the following: facility operator, nuclear material handling/processing, development of technical safety requirements, requirements of technical specifications, measurement systems (e.g., destructive analysis (DA) or nondestructive assay (NDA)), implementation of procedures, data evaluation, and/or process modeling

Knowledge and experience with nuclear material safeguards concepts and principles.

Note to Applicants:< Type here IF applicable at either level: Anticipated travel requirements , r equired application materials (e.g., writing samples) , s pecific contact information , j ob posting closure date. May use bullet form or bucketed headers. See sample ads>Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Work Environment: Being on call

Working off-shift or an irregular schedule, as needed

Safety glasses or eye protection

Mask or respirator

Safety shoes or protective footgear

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.COVID Vaccine :The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.Position commitment:Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.Where You Will WorkLocated in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

Dental and vision insurance

Free basic life and disability insurance

Paid maternity and parental leave

Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

Onsite gyms and wellness programs

Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional DetailsDirective 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirementsfor access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull TimeAppointment TypeRegularRegularContact Details Contact Name Romero, Catrina Denise Email Work Telephone Vacancy Name: IRC110609 Organization Name SAFE-NMCA/ Nuclear Material Control & Accountability Minimum Salary Maximum Salary Req ID: IRC110609 Category: Security

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