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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Manager, Shielded Facility Operations in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310301

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Campus Development & Nuclear Operations

Group: Nuclear Operations

Job Description

Responsible and accountable for managing and monitoring the performance of the suite of specialized facilities within the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (RPL) consisting of hot cells, fume hoods, glove boxes and associated support areas. Has approval authority for all technical work documents and radiation work permits and is responsible for ensuring that projects are performed with qualified technical staff and is controlled in strict compliance with Environmental, Safety & Health, Conduct of Operations, Radiological Control, and Quality Assurance requirements. Responsible for managing the interfaces between the operating, project and support organizations, such as radiological control and maintenance services, and integrates multiple project and facility system maintenance schedules to optimize productivity. This position requires strong interpersonal skills to include the ability to establish strong relationships with diverse organizations. Must posses excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Serve as the line manager for assigned staff that include nuclear operations technicians, nuclear operations technical specialists and engineers that support hot cell, glove box and high hazard non-nuclear operations.

  • Assures SFO radiological work is planned and performed in compliance with As Low As Reasonably Achievable radiation protection goals.

  • Manage projects and tasks associated with projects/research being conducted within the hot cells and hot cell operating galleries.

  • Experience with implementing DOE O 422.1 Conduct of Operations.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree plus 10+ years of relevant experience; OR, a Master's degree plus 8+ years of relevant experience. Typical related management experience should include, initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with research and development activities including but not limited to material science, radiochemistry, and/or nuclear materials.

  • Experience with DOE nuclear facility safety basis requirements under 10 CFR 830.

  • Experience with planning, execution and control of high hazard/nuclear operations.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Managers

Group: Nuclear Operations Division

Opening Date: 2020-01-14

Closing Date: 2020-02-13