Field Technician

California, US
Apr 02, 2024
Posting live until
Jun 01, 2024
Defence & aerospace

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$36.50 - $54.35

$36.50 - $45.32 Hourly for the 504.2 level

$43.78 - $54.35 Hourly for the 504.3 level

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have openings for Field Technician's to provide technical support and customer service in management of hazardous and radioactive waste. You will perform a variety of technical functions in collecting, packaging, labeling, identifying, documenting, segregating, consolidating, treating and storing hazardous, non-hazardous and radioactive waste generated by various Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) programs. This position is in the Facilities and Operations Support Division supporting the Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management (RHWM) Program within the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the 504.2 or 504.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

You will

  • Perform a wide variety of waste management activities, often wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as anti-contamination clothing, respirator, hearing protection, etc., to package, label, identify, segregate, consolidate, treat, store, and verify hazardous, non-hazardous, low level radioactive and/or transuranic waste.
  • Operate wastewater retention tanks and/or systems, perform pump-outs, perform lab packing of waste chemicals and maintain detailed and accurate records.
  • Perform testing (pH, visual etc.) and sampling of waste to verify characterization and/or treatment results and operate radiation survey instruments to obtain radiological data.
  • Operate a variety of vehicles including 5-ton trucks, use material handling equipment (fork trucks, drum handling equipment, mechanical pump systems, etc.), and use hand and power tools.
  • Respond to environmental emergencies at LLNL, and work with cross-organizational personnel performing decontamination of facility infrastructure and equipment.
  • Gather, analyze, identify problems and record basic pertinent data and information on radioactive and hazardous waste through interactions with personnel from RHWM, Environment, Safety, and Health, and laboratory programs to properly characterize and manage the waste.
  • Complete and maintain training requirements per Federal, State, and LLNL requirements.
  • Manage waste storage facilities to ensure compliance Hazardous Waste Facility permit, perform required inspections, and manage regulatory required data.
  • Promote and support plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 504.3 level

  • Solve complex radioactive and hazardous waste management problems using established guidelines and routine techniques and procedures.
  • Plan and execute small waste management projects including directing the activities of other technicians.
  • Conduct On-the-Job-Training and provide mentoring and leadership for less experienced technicians.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Associate degree in environmental or related scientific field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic knowledge of State and Federal regulations as they apply to hazardous and radioactive waste management.
  • Basic knowledge of field instrumentation, such as pH meters, radiation survey instruments, with an emphasis on their application to radioactive and hazardous waste processes.
  • Elementary understanding of hazardous materials and their properties, including compatibility, and/or general understanding of radioactive contamination control methods.
  • Ability to meet medical qualification to wear respiratory protection equipment, climb ladders and meet other physical requirements specified in the job demands worksheet and to successfully complete all Federal, State, LLNL and Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to generate and maintain high-quality, accurate records and correspondence using PC and/or Apple workstations and associated applications.
  • Demonstrated ability/commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplace.

Additional qualifications at the 504.3 level

  • Experience managing small projects with minimal direction needed.
  • Working knowledge of State and Federal regulations (RCRA, DOE, DOT) applicable to waste management, with demonstrated experience in their application or extensive experience working within nuclear facilities with a proven track record of accomplishing tasks while following strict controls.
  • Experience providing training and mentoring to less experienced personnel.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Working knowledge of State and Federal regulations relevant to waste management.
  • A Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Hazardous Materials and/or tanker endorsements.
  • Ability to operate, maintain, and drive a variety of vehicles including vacuum tankers and semi-trucks.
  • Experience with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and DOT regulations. Demonstrated ability to perform pre and post trip inspections on a commercial vehicle.
  • Experience managing waste in permitted Treatment Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) or experience working within nuclear or high-hazard facilities.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

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