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Heavy Equipment Operator Foreman

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Job Title: Heavy Equipment Operator Foreman
Grade: 200
Org: MFC Maintenance
Contact: [email protected]

Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (MFC Site, 4x10 schedule)
Mission/Vision Statement
Empowering the Nation's Energy Future
Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

The Maintenance Foreman in the Heavy Equipment Operator group will provide leadership for the Equipment Operators and Heavy Equipment Operators to execute work within nuclear and non-nuclear facilities at MFC. The Foremen is responsible to deliver timely, high quality products and services, ensuring facility availability/functionality to meet MFC mission objectives. The Foreman will establish and clearly communicate expectations and standards to staff members focused on effectiveness, efficiency, quality, safety, and improvements for the organization. The foreman will communicate directly with the customers and work groups they are supporting and interface with in a timely manner, ensuring status, delays and completion of activities are understood.

The Foremen is responsible for effective and safe operations of equipment such as mobile cranes, loaders, graders, mobile gantry cranes, forklifts, bucket trucks, plows, dump trucks, etc. Proficiency is required for hoisting and rigging techniques, mobile crane operations, and material handling techniques.

The Foremen will support and implement INL and MFC Nuclear Safety Principles, Integrated Safety Management System (identify scope, hazard, mitigation, controls, and feedback) Human Performance Tools, and Just Culture Principles.


Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) "L" security clearance

Proven leadership and 8 years of experience in Hoisting and Rigging standard and complex loads, Material Handling activities, Mobile Crane Operations, and implementation of DOE-STD-1090 Hoisting and Rigging or similar (e.g. OSHA 1910/1926) principles.

INL Maintenance Job Supervisor/Foreman Qualification Checklist (form 36l.98B) within 6 months of hire.

MFC Maintenance Foreman Qualification Checklist within 12 months of hire date

Minimum of Radiological Worker I qualification

Preferred Qualifications:

National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators Certification (NCCCO)

Hoisting and Rigging Certification

Bachelor's Degree in a technical field

Experience working with Collective Bargaining Agreements

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or must have registered) with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see
Employee Job Functions
Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities: Lower Body: Walking-prolonged,standing-prolonged, bending/stooping, squatting; Upper Body: fine motor control(hands); Combined Upper/Lower body: Lifting ability- 50 lbs. max,exertion-minimal, repetitive work-prolonged

Special Senses: Eyes: Visually demanding work, basic color discrimination; Ears:audio alarms; Nose: Ability to smell.

Work Conditions: Facility: High noises (>85dB), heights, stairs;Environmental Conditions: heat stress, cold stress, UV (sun) exposure,hazardous chemical/waste, radiation work; Equipment: machine/electricalhazards, protective clothing, heavy equipment, motor vehicle use,typing/keyboard; Personnel Requirements: >8 Hrs/day, overtime/irregular hours, working alone.

Certification Exam(s): testingdesignated position (TDP)

Surveillance Exam(s): Noise(Hearing Conservation Program)

Please Apply Before:

April 30, 2019 (Midnight, MST)
Environmental, Safety and Health Statement
Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.
Other Information
When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL Overview
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With over 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area
Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and
Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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