Planned Systems International

Visual Examination Operator

Location US-NM-Los Alamos
Posted Date 3 months ago(4/24/2024 10:17 AM)
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Advanced Technologies & Lab International, Inc. (ATL), a Planned Systems International company (PSI), referred to as ATL is hiring for services in support of our partnership with Salado Isolation Mining Contractors SIMCO Central Characterization Program (CCP). ATL will perform safe and compliant waste characterization and certification activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The purpose of the waste characterization is to confirm the Acceptable Knowledge (AK) of national defense-generated Contact-Handled (CH) Transuranic (TRU), and CH Mixed TRU Waste.  TRU waste visual exam operators play a critical role in ensuring the safe handling and disposal of radioactive waste and must follow strict safety protocols to protect themselves and others from exposure to radiation.


In this position, is for a Visual Examination Operator who will be responsible for obtaining and maintaining qualifications as CCP VEO1 – VEO2.  Shift:  6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

  • Performs high-quality visual examination of all waste slated for transport to the WIPP facility following the conduct of operations policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in all aspects of Visual Waste Characterization (TRU mixed waste), applicable Acceptable Knowledge, Data Quality Objectives, and all associated documentation.
  • Completes and reviews TRU waste examination documentation with 100% accuracy.
  • Adheres to strict compliance with documented procedures, including meeting operational and procedural training requirements to remain qualified.
  • Demonstrates effective teamwork with peers, supervisors, managers, clients, service organizations, and external entities, including providing sound judgment and issue resolution in both business and technical areas.
  • Wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), handles radioactive waste and must follow strict safety protocols to protect themselves and others from exposure to radiation.
  • Using specialized equipment, such as radiation detectors and leak testers, to identify potential hazards or defects

Minimum Requirements

  • Active DOE Q clearance.
  • High School Diploma or GED with two (2) years of experience.
  • One (1) years of experience at a DOE Nuclear Facility and with waste management or similar hazardous materials.
  • Knowledge of LLNL site and facility security requirements, a plus.
  • Experienced working in radiological laboratories and facilities, a plus.
  • Must have proven computer skills and experience.
  • Must be able to use specialized equipment, such as radiation detectors and leak testers, to identify potential hazards or defects.
  • Must be able to follow established procedures for handling and inspecting TRU waste.
  • Must be able to follow site and facility security requirements.
  • Must adhere to safety requirements and promote a safe workplace.
  • Must be able to input critical data into computer systems.
  • Must be flexible to take on variety of duties and assignments as requested or assigned.
  • Must be able to perform duties while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, respirators, dosimeter/radiation badges.

Desired Qualifications

  • Active DOE Q clearance.
  • Current Human Reliability Program (HRP), or current enrollment in HRP in support of Visual Examination packaging operations under the CCP certified program including data generation level review of TRU Waste.  #LI-ML1

Company Benefits

PSI offers full-time, benefits eligible employees a competitive total compensation package that includes paid leave, and options for employer sponsored group medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, AD&D coverage, legal services, identity theft, and accident insurance. Flexible spending account and health saving account options offer pre-tax savings for qualified medical, dental, and vision expenses. The company sponsored 401(k) retirement plan has an employer contribution match that is immediately vested. We invest in the professional growth of our employees through professional courses, certifications, and tuition reimbursement programs.

EEO Commitment

It is company policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and termination, are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities will be provided. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources by emailing, or by dialing 703-575-8400.


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