Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Irradiated Materials Technician in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 305917

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Nuclear Sciences

Group: Nuclear Chemistry & Engineering

Job Description

The Nuclear Chemistry and Engineering (NC&E) group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory-Battelle is seeking an Irradiated Materials Technician.

- Skillfully performs technical procedures ranging from routine to specialized, under technical supervision

- Set up and operate test equipment/instruments

- Perform data collection and reduction, and maintain proper documentation

- Assist in developing procedures for irradiated materials research equipment

Discipline, principal job duties/expectations, and qualitative and quantitative measures of performance that exceed the Functional Descriptor:

- The successful candidate will conduct laboratory work in support of irradiated materials research and engineering.

- Work will be conducted with both radioactive and non-radioactive materials on the benchtop and in fume hoods and glove boxes.

- The successful candidate will assist in the design, building and operation of experimental systems, conduct analysis/data collection, and assist in data reduction and reporting.

- The successful candidate will be expected to perform physical and/or analytical measurements following strict QA/QC protocols.

- The candidate may be given primary responsibility for selected duties such as waste management and chemical inventories.

Other Information:

- Work will be conducted work with hazardous and radioactive materials

- Most of the laboratory work will be conducted in radiological fume hoods and glove boxes.

- There will be occasional off-shift work evenings, nights and weekends.

- Heavy lifting, up to 25 lbs, will be needed occasionally.

- This position resides in the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (RPL). The RPL is a Hazard Category II Non-Reactor Nuclear Facility with capability for performing work on high-level radioactive and hazardous materials.

- The incumbent must be able to achieve Radiological Worker II qualification.

- The incumbent must be able to access the Personnel Contamination Monitors (PCMs) when exiting Radiological Buffer Areas and must be able to run, not walk in the event of a criticality alarm in the facility.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires 2-3 years of relevant experience or a relevant technical institute graduate or AA degree.

- Based on client and project requirements, U.S. citizenship is required.

- The ability to obtain and maintain a Q level clearance required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred experience and education: 4-5 yrs. relevant experience or TIG/AA with 2/3 yrs. Experience, or BS degree and 1 year of experience.

- A broad knowledge of materials analysis instrumentation is required. Experience working in radiological laboratories is desirable.

- Strong computer, communication, and writing skills are desirable.

- A fundamental knowledge of chemistry laboratory operations is desirable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Nuclear Chemistry & Engrng

Opening Date: 2016-10-17

Closing Date: 2016-12-01