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Treatment Facility Operator

Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Treatment Facility Operator to support environmental restoration at our Livermore Site in Livermore, California, and/or Site 300 in Tracy, California. You will operate and maintain treatment facilities and extraction wells, construct new and replacement facilities and pipelines, install groundwater pumps, prepare and maintain regulatory records/logs, collect and submit water and air samples, and complete chain of custody and other quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) requirements. This position is in the Environmental Restoration Department.

Essential Duties
- Perform maintenance, complex troubleshooting and/or repair of wells and operate treatment facilities; install, operate, and perform routine maintenance on fluid flow systems, chemical reaction systems, mechanical equipment, and other test instrumentation; prepare orders for sampling and treatment facility materials.
- Provide advanced technical support to scientists, engineers, and senior technical personnel in the construction, operation and maintenance of groundwater and soil vapor treatment facilities.
- Collect groundwater and soil vapor samples for scientific analysis, prepare chain of custody and other tracking forms, and package and deliver samples to established courier service pickup point.
- Monitor soil vapor treatment media using organic vapor analyzers to ensure regulatory compliance, calibrate scientific equipment, and record measurements.
- Solve complex technical problems and make appropriate decisions; provide recommendations for process improvement procedures, techniques and guidelines.
- Perform system testing and facility treatability studies, collect test information, and prepare documentation reporting results.
- Operate a pump truck, fork lift, ATV, and tractor; pull trailers and tanks, and perform off-road driving; perform field operations in varying weather conditions and in remote locations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
- Associate degree in environmental or mechanical technology or other relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience with significant experience in environmental restoration activities.
- Significant mechanical experience and advanced mechanical skills and knowledge of piping, plumbing, reading blue prints, machining, tooling and pump repair; knowledge of pressurized system operations and maintenance.
- Specialized and advanced technical knowledge of remediation operations such as ground water remediation, treatment unit operations, maintenance, installation, and development; knowledge of well operations, equipment, maintenance, and environmental sampling techniques.
- Knowledge of and experience with the use of a broad range of environmental monitoring equipment such as pH and conductivity meters.
- Intermediate computer skills using both Macintosh and Windows platforms for operating groundwater treatment facilities, completing reports, and inputting monthly data and test results; good recordkeeping skills and experience.
- Experience identifying, recommending solutions, and resolving complex technical problems using decision making, field experience and judgement; ability to work alone or as part of a team in varying field conditions.
- Possess effective written, verbal, feedback, and communication skills to effectively communicate technical information with a diverse set of employees and subcontractors; ability to independently initiate and complete technical projects.
- Current OSHA HAZWOPER certification; ability to lift equipment up to 50 lbs; possess a valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications
- Familiarity with the LLNL Site 200 or Site 300 environmental restoration operations.
- Knowledge of Integrated Safety Management (ISM) requirements; hazardous waste disposal policies and procedures for environmental contaminants; regulatory agency permit process for air and water quality.
- Experience off-road driving a 4x4 truck; minor welding skills and machine tool operations and fabrications.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
 

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. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:  This listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions.  Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.  Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.
 
Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL.  Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration.
 
 
 
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Livermore, California
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