Nuclear Hazardous Technician

Los Alamos, New Mexico
03 Nov 2016
08 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
ENERCON Services Inc., doing business for the Federal Government through our wholly owned subsidiary, ENERCON Federal Services (EFS), provides engineering and environmental services to many branches of the Federal Government. With extensive experience in engineering design, nuclear safety, decommissioning and environmental services, we are actively supporting large and small projects throughout the DOE complex. EFS also has current experience supporting operations and decommissioning efforts at US Army Corps of Engineers and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) facilities.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Nuclear Hazard Technician to represent ENERCON at a customer site in Los Alamos, NM.

The Nuclear Hazard Technician 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 keeping and tracking related documents to assure compliance.

Key Responsibilities:
• Proper handling, packaging, and documenting hazardous and radioactive waste exhibiting chemical and radiological hazards in accordance with written work instructions.
• Handling classified material, documents and fissile material to include but not limited to staging per criticality safety limits.
• Operating mechanical lifting equipment to include electric and diesel powered forklifts, gantry/bridge type cranes ranging from 1Ton to 5Ton of lifting capacity.
• Managing RCRA waste storage areas including knowledge of chemical storage, segregation, and handling requirements.
• Contributing to Integrated Work Documents, Detailed Operating Procedures, or other work planning documents.
• Inspects and characterizes information on waste containers to assure proper handling and/or storage.
• Performs the upkeep and maintenance of records reflecting storage area, inventory and inspections, waste profiles, disposal requests, shipping paperwork, and waste characterization information.
• Conducts VI/VE of waste items to prevent introduction of prohibited items.
• Ability to sort, segregate and repackage waste items.
• Understands and adheres to all Laboratory and industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to the waste management of solid, liquid, hazardous, radioactive, and/or mixed wastes.
• Ensures all waste management results, materials, processes and final products meet quality specifications and are completed according to established requirements.
• Fosters a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
• Follow established procedures for routine work.
• Radworker, Hazwoper and RCRA certification.

Required Job Knowledge:
• Knowledge of one or more of the following: state, federal, DOE, and LANL environmental and waste management regulations and requirements, Laboratory policies, waste administrative requirements, waste acceptance criteria, and waste certification requirements.
• Experience in recognizing technical problems, and applying analysis and testing, to identify suitable solutions and effectively document and communicate results.
• Experience in working with nominal supervision, as well as part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment and interacting effectively with a variety of organizations.
• Experience in proper use of personnel protective equipment including air purifying respirators.
• Ability to prioritize work tasks and manage tasks concurrently with minimal or no supervision.
• Success in providing good customer service and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work with radioactive and hazardous material.
• Ability to obtain Fissile Material Handler (FMH) certification.

Required Education:
• Associate's degree in a technical field such as waste management, environmental technology or a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience such as working in a Navy Nuclear, Commercial Nuclear, Navy Ship Yard, or DOE Nuclear Facility.
• This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
• 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 ongoing drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

ENERCON Services, Inc. is a 32-year old, engineering and technical services consulting company, providing premier services to companies in the energy, utility, and industrial verticals, as well as to governmental agencies across the US and Internationally. ENERCON is fully owned by our employees, and offers excellent benefits and career opportunities. To learn more about ENERCON, visit us at

ENERCON does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.