Disposal Operations Technician

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening 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) in the Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate.

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.

In this role you will

  • 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, direct personnel, 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.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • 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 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/or 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.
  • A demonstrated ability/commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplace.

In Addition at the 304.2 Level

  • Advanced experience interpreting complex chemical and/or 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/or radioactive wastes.​​​​​​

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, 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. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

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We have an opening 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) in the Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate.

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.

In this role you will

  • 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, direct personnel, 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.
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  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • 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 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/or 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.
  • A demonstrated ability/commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplace.

In Addition at the 304.2 Level

  • Advanced experience interpreting complex chemical and/or 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/or radioactive wastes.​​​​​​

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