Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Disposal Operations Technician

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Nuclear Operations
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 105467
Job Code: Scientific Associate - C/MS (304.1) / Sr Scientific Associate C/MS (304.2)
Date Posted: June 11 2019

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for a Disposal Operations Technician.  You will ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations as they apply to the shipping of hazardous and radioactive materials.  You will determine optimal treatment and disposal options for LLNL generated waste streams and maintain shipping schedules to meet important performance and regulatory requirements.  This position is within the Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management Program (RHWM).

This position will be filled at either the 304.1 or 304.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Interpret State and Federal regulations (e.g., Department of Transportation (DOT), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)) as they apply to the shipping and disposal of hazardous and radioactive wastes.
- Complete preparation of waste shipments by analyzing and interpreting complex chemical and radiological data to determine DOT classification for hazardous, radioactive and/or mixed wastes.
-  Prepare and process documentation to meet all types of waste disposal and transportation requirements including land disposal restriction (LDR) notifications, manifests, bill of ladings, state notifications, and California Highway Patrol notifications.
-  Perform quality assurance reviews of other team members’ documentation for hazardous, non-hazardous, radioactive and mixed waste shipments.
-  Assign wastes to various disposal facilities based upon acceptance criteria, scheduling needs, and pricing.
-  Develop, review, and maintain procedures and training associated with waste disposal activities.
-  Provide advanced shipping support to all types of waste generated at LLNL.
-  Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the 304.2 Level
-  Coordinate large scale projects including extensive deactivation and decommissioning projects involving large volumes of waste
-  Identify problems, plan, and participate on special projects pertaining to shipping and disposal activities.
-  Interpret complex chemical and radiological data to determine proper waste characterization and to identify treatment and disposal options.

- Bachelor’s degree in an environmental or related scientific field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Fundamental knowledge of State and Federal regulations as they apply to waste disposal, with demonstrated experience in their application (e.g., manifesting, LDR notifications).
- Experience applying DOT classification to wastes.
- Advanced understanding of proper labeling, placarding, and packaging of hazardous materials along with proper load segregation and securement.
- Experience interpreting chemical and radiological data to determine compliance with offsite Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDF) waste acceptance criteria.
- Experience communicating with off-site TSDFs and completing required TSDF waste acceptance paperwork.
- Advanced organization skills, attention to detail, accuracy, and follow through.
- Ability to successfully complete all Federal, State, LLNL and DOT training requirements.
In Addition at the 304.2 Level
- Experience interpreting complex chemical and radiological data to determine waste characterization and treatment methods.
- Experience directing personnel in the completion of specific tasks to facilitate the accomplishment of overall project objectives.
- Advanced knowledge of State and Federal (e.g., RCRA, DOT) regulations governing the management, transportation, and disposal of hazardous and radioactive wastes.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is an At Will appointment. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position. If final candidate is a Career Indefinite employee, Career Indefinite status may be maintained [should funding allow].

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.