Nuclear, Waste, and Site Services Waste Specialist II or III
Argonne National Laboratory
Job posting number: #7136808 (Ref:415471)
Posted: March 29, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
This position under minimal supervision plans and assists with radioactive, hazardous, chemical, and abatement materials management, characterization, and packaging. In addition, works with onsite waste generators to ensure they remain compliant with DOE, EPA, and Laboratory policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Provide technical support to generators and projects for accurate and complete characterization of their wastes.
Develop waste sampling plans, and interpret the analytical results to determine radiological, hazardous and Department of Transportation (DOT) classifications.
Comprehensive training and understanding of regulations and standards applicable to waste management and transportation (e.g.; CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, DOT, NRC, EPA, DOE Orders, TSDF Waste Acceptance Criteria).
Extensive knowledge of waste management processes and requirements.
Working knowledge of radioactive and hazardous waste characterization and management.
Assisting the waste shipper in conducting shipments to various TSDF’s (EnergySolutions, NNSS, Tradebe, Stericycle, etc.).
Write detailed inventory release documents to help facilitate processing operations to field personnel.
Identifies waste streams for segregation by waste profile.
Ensures Waste Acceptance Criteria requirements are met for various TSDF’s.
Ensures waste packages contain no prohibited items per waste profile and TSDF requirements.
Efficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
Bachelor’s Degree in science or engineering, or equivalent experience.
Two-Five years of experience in the field of waste management and/or transportation.
Experience must demonstrate technical competence in managing and shipping hazardous and radioactive waste in compliance with applicable standards and regulations including DOE Order 435.1, CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, DOT and in accordance with common DOE TSDF Waste Acceptance Criteria requirements.
Able to obtain DOT shipper certification, Radiation Worker I, OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER, fissionable material handler, special materials material control and accountability.
Other training as required by the facility per DOE Order 426.2 required Training Implementation Matrices.
This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (PT2 or PT3) dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills brought to the position, as well as the amount of relevant experience. The requirements of the various levels are as follows:
PT2 Level: Bachelor’s and 2+ years of experience, or equivalent
PT3 Level: Bachelor’s and 4+ years of experience, or equivalent
Job FamilyProfessional Technical (PT)
Job ProfileWaste Management 2
Time TypeFull time
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