Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Health & Safety Technologist

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  ES&H
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107355
Job Code: Health & Safety Technologist (571.2) / Sr Health-Safety Technologist (571.3)
Date Posted: August 04 2020

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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 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Health and Safety Technologist/Sr. Health and Safety Technologist. You will provide health and safety technical support to the Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate customers consistent with LLNL’s commitment to a safe and healthy work environment. In this role you will have the opportunity to support a wide variety of safety disciplines such as Health Physics, Industrial Hygiene and Explosives Safety.  This position is in the Environment, Safety and Health Teams.
 
This position will be filled at either the 571.2 or 571.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
 
Essential Duties
- Provide health and safety technical support activities including workplace monitoring and surveillance operations, analyses of the work environment, assist in writing safety procedures and reports and provide technical safety guidance as well as participate in emergency response activities and abnormal events.
-Provide comprehensive in field safety support to LLNL construction sites including pre-construction and intra-construction sampling for pre-construction evaluations
-Assist Construction Management to ensure sub-contractor compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
-Assist in Investigating accidents/incidents and reports of occupational injury/illness for possible causes, and provide emergency response support to safety incidents on-site.
- Operate and maintain radiological and industrial hygiene detection instruments and sampling equipment.
- Observe and take measurements of and analyze basic data from radiological and industrial hygiene and safety monitoring equipment, systems, or operations to determine safety compliance with an established design or a standard procedure. Initiate appropriate corrective action when needed to assure adherence to procedures and design criteria.
- Implement and maintain safety discipline programs known as Discipline Action Plans as required. These outline routine surveillances such as radiation/contamination surveys, inspections/tours, various Industrial Hygiene surveys such as ventilation, Beryllium, Noise, and Air Sampling.
- Obtain, prepare and assist with analyses of radiological and industrial hygiene samples. - Perform tests and sample analysis associated with experimental operations.
- Monitor operations and provide safety guidance to assist workers in safe work practices, including use of construction safety check lists
-Will interact with co-workers, scientists, engineers and skilled technical and crafts personnel and keep team management informed of changes to operations, facilities and construction sites through regular communication.
- Complete and maintain a vast amount of training including qualification as a DOE Radiological Control Technician (RCT) as well as requisite H&S Technician Training i.e. Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Safety, Construction Safety and Emergency Response. Conduct field training and training evaluations in support of worker qualifications.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
 
In Addition at the 571.3 Level
- Provide advanced technical support and perform advanced radiological tests and sample analysis on experimental operations in a wide variety of multi-discipline activities to assist scientists, project personnel and other technical personnel in evaluating and providing technical guidance in the safe performance of facility and experimental operations.  Write and prepare safety policies and procedures including safety controls, Radiation Work Permits (RWP), Construction Site Safety reviews and safety routine requirements. Operate, maintain and calibrate sophisticated radiological and industrial hygiene detection instruments and sampling equipment.
- Provide safety criteria for the design, fabrication and test of experimental equipment.
- Perform advanced radiological and industrial hygiene surveys and measurements to ensure adequate safety for workers and the environment. Obtain, prepare and assist with moderately complex analyses of radiological samples. Maintain appropriate safety postings. Observe, interpret and take measurements of, and analyze data from advanced radiological and industrial hygiene monitoring equipment, systems, or operations to determine safety compliance with an established design or a standard procedure.
 
Qualifications
- Associate degree in Occupational Safety or Radiation Protection or equivalent combination of education and related experience such as Naval Nuclear Power School, Radiological Control Technician (RCT), Construction Site Safety, Industrial Hygiene Technician, Commercial Nuclear Power or DOE Sites.
- Intermediate technical knowledge and analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills to acquire and analyze basic data, report result in the form of formal survey maps, forms, databases, spreadsheets, emails, and direct communication with construction personnel, programmatic personnel, safety disciplines, and management and to identify and solve moderately complex technical problems to affected program or individuals and to maintain a logbook.
- Experience operating and maintaining radiological and industrial hygiene sampling and detection equipment, or other analytical equipment of similar complexity and knowledge of practical radiological and/or industrial hygiene contamination control practices.
- Effective, high-quality interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to write clear technical documentation for the purposes of documenting surveys, maintenance, work performance, and provide comprehensive technical guidance and training.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment in a fast-paced, schedule-driven environment and able to work various shifts in support of around-the-clock operations.
- Must be able to complete formal DOE Radiological Control Technician qualifications and requisite H&S Technician qualifications.
- Ability to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and protection equipment, and work kwith toxic and radioactive materials.
- Ability to apply torque, forceful gripping, pressing and pushing with hands and arms, climb ladders up to a height of 30 ft. and carry up to 30 lbs. Able to perform extensive bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, crawling, balancing, and climbing stairs and to work outside.
 
In Addition at the 571.3 Level
- Significant related experience in Occupational Safety, Construction Safety, Radiation Protection or related scientific area.
- Demonstrated advanced technical knowledge, and the ability to acquire and analyze complex data. Demonstrated advanced technical knowledge of ES&H and ability to report results and identify and solve complex technical problems.  Demonstrated independent analytical, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
- Experience operating, maintaining and calibrating sophisticated radiological sampling and detection equipment, or other analytical equipment of similar complexity.
 
Desired Qualifications
- BS degree in a scientific field and relevant experience.  

 

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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.