Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Nuclear Facilities Operations Specialist II

    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
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    USD $69,097.60/Yr.
    USD $103,646.40/Yr.
  • Qualifications

    Nuclear Facility Worker - This position is subject to the requirements of DOE Order 426.2.  Education and experience requirements will be screened accordingly.

    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical related field and 2 years' of professional level experience, or equivalent training and experience. 
    • Experience specific to nuclear and/or hazardous material operations is preferred.
    • Experience working with requirements based systems for areas such as nuclear material operations, facility operations, maintenance, radiological facilities, high explosives operations, or chemical handling, storage, transfer, and controlled release activities.
    • Training or experience in areas related to nuclear operations or nuclear maintenance such as those found at a DOE nuclear facility, commercial power plant, or US Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program is a plus.  
    • Ability to read and follow detailed instructions utilizing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
    • Conduct in-service inspections (ISIs) and system surveillances.
    • Working knowledge of the regulatory environment for operational/experimental activities conducted in nuclear facilities and or facilities where hazardous materials are handled.   
    • Familiarity with DOE/NNSA Orders (or industry/government equivalents) is desired in the following areas: DOE O 225.1B, Accident Investigation; DOE O 232.2A, Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information; DOE O 414.1D, Quality Assurance; DOE O 420.1C, Facility Safety; DOE O 422.1 Conduct of Operations; DOE O 425.1D Verification of Readiness to Start Up or Restart Nuclear Facilities; DOE O 435.1 Radioactive Waste management; DOE O 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, Qualification, and Certification Requirements; and/or DOE O 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment. 
    • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and determine effective and compliant implementation of Company Directives implementing the order requirements. 
    • Must have a strong working knowledge of formal work control and Integrated Safety Management.
    • Demonstrate proficient and effective oral and written communication skills and effectively communicate to a diverse audience varying from individual contributors, engineers, scientists and senior management.
    • Ability to work in diverse operating conditions varying from construction/industrial facilities to an office environment.
    • Should have basic proficiency in: MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Must have the ability to maintain highest levels of confidentiality when dealing with proprietary information and sensitive situations.
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license

    Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level) and Human Reliability Program (reference 10 CFR Part 712, “Human Reliability Program”) certification. Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, will be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.”


    Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.”



    MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


    This position will report to the Operations Assessments Manager within the Operations Assurance Division of the Mission Assurance Directorate.


    • Supports,coordinates evaluations of operational, experimental, and program activities conducted in MSTS managed facilities inclusive of Nuclear, NN-1 and general facilities.  
    • Evaluations will consist of walk-downs, inspections, and/or monitoring of facility activities for compliance, effectiveness and efficiency in the operating environment.
    • Operating environment will include performance in normal, abnormal, and emergency conditions.
    • Management will direct evaluation focus areas.
    • Primary focus areas will consist of Conduct of Operations elements and other implemented Safety Management Programs (SMPS), Functional Areas, and missions support activities.
    • Responsible for developing evaluation plans, performing the evaluation and preparing an evaluation reports.
    • Reports will characterize conduct of operations, compliance and operational effectiveness within the operating environment.
    • Reports will also identify non-compliances, inefficiencies and provide recommended improvements for identified inefficiencies and/or non-compliances.
    • Works with management to propose resolution actions for identified inefficiencies and non-compliances.
    • Will have the responsibility to stop work in the event that any unsafe or non-compliant conditions are observed.
    • Operationally based evaluations will be used to provide Mission Support and Test Services (MSTS) management necessary feedback through formal briefings or written reports on effectiveness of required and implemented operations, experiment, and aviation programs. 
    • Additional duties of the candidate may include facilitating operation critiques and serving as an accident investigation team member for incidents or accidents per existing MSTS requirements.
    • Assist with writing and technical editing of documents (e.g., analysis, reports, plans, procedures, correspondence, etc.) prior to obtaining final signatures.
    • Solicit and respond to customer and personnel feedback; recommend and coordinate modifications to approved procedures due to changed field conditions.
    • Review and evaluate NNSS and DOE Complex lessons learned programs for applicable Conduct of Operations concerns.
    • Support periodic review of organizational training materials and updates in accordance with company directives.
    • Perform other related tasks as assigned by the manager.


    If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


    At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


    MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3).