Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Senior Principal Nuclear Facilities Operations Specialist

    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/26/2018 6:20 PM)
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  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent training and experience, plus at least 14 years’ related experience. Related experience must be in nuclear facility management, maintenance/engineering, radiation protection, safety, nuclear training and qualification management, conduct of operations, nuclear operations, nuclear safety, and/or criticality safety.
    • Additionally, 8 years’ experience in:
      • Project management, readiness assessments and Independent Verification Reviews; knowledgeable of
        DOE O 425.1D, DOE Standard 3006-2010, DOE O 426.2, and DOE O 422.1 requirements.;
      • Nuclear operations or nuclear maintenance such as those found at a DOE nuclear facility, commercial power plant, or US Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program. Working knowledge of Conduct of Operations (DOE O 422.1), Nuclear Maintenance (DOE O 433.1B), Transportation & Packaging (DOE O 460.1C and 461.1B), and Quality Assurance requirements (DOE O 414.1D); or
      • High explosives handling and operations; or chemical handling, storage, transfer, and controlled release activities. Working knowledge of Conduct of Operations (DOE O 422.1), Transportation & Packaging (DOE O 460.1C and 461.1B), and Quality Assurance requirements (DOE O 414.1D).
      • Experience working with requirements-based systems in areas such as facility operations, maintenance, and/or radiological.
    • Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). 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, may also 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.”
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.


    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.




    The Senior Nuclear Facilities Operations Specialist will coordinate and complete critical support activities at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC). As an integral part of our RWMC team, you will collaborate with external and internal partners to attain desired success states and sustain operation.


    • Responsible for environmental and high hazard facility management to include experimentation, waste management, and decontamination/decommissioning at facilities.
    • Collaborate with government agencies and internally within MSTS to coordinate high hazard experimentation.
    • Manage environmental cleanup and waste management activities at radiologically and chemically contaminated facilities, and environmental facilities where treatment, storage, and disposal operations occur. Your responsibilities also include Facility Management activities such as Real Estate Operations Permit management, Work Planning and Approval, Facility Maintenance, Emergency Management, Occurrence Reporting, Operations oversight and authorization, and interface with projects and customer needs.
    • Plan, organize and direct programs and/or processes applicable to Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) nuclear facilities, operations and activities. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
    • Evaluate progress of activities and makes modifications as required.
    • Interface and collaborate with project/laboratory personnel and operational management for the assigned facility/project, including Facility Manager, Operations Manager, Field Test Coordinators, Project Managers, National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Field Office (NNSA/NFO), etc. to determine appropriate level and scope of tasks necessary to attain project/operational goals and objectives.
    • Identify applicable requirements and develops planning documents.
    • Conduct assessments, reviews, and analysis; document results and develops reports.
    • Support Department of Energy (DOE)/NNSA reviews and assessments.
    • Serve as subject matter expert providing interpretation and clarification of requirements to ensure consistency throughout facilities, operations and activities.
    • Maintain company processes/programs and implementing procedures.
    • Accept individual responsibility and accountability for environment, safety, health, and quality processes within personal control, personal safety, and the safety of co-workers. Comply with established regulations and procedures for environment, safety, health, and quality and perform duties in a way that will not cause personal danger, endanger other individuals, or violate environment, safety, health, and quality regulations. Promptly correct or report any hazard or potential hazard to supervision. Participate in and embrace MSTS environment, safety, health, and quality initiatives. 


    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 HII Nuclear Inc.