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
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.
- 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.
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 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