Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Senior Nuclear Facilities Operations Specialist

    Posted Date 6 months ago(11/14/2018 4:38 PM)
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  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in field related to the position or equivalent training and experience, plus at least 5 years of relevant, progressively responsible experience, which included 2 years' experience in nuclear operations or nuclear maintenance.
    • Nuclear Facility Worker--This position is subject to the requirements of DOE Order 426.2. Education and experience requirements will be screened accordingly.
    • 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, equivalent experience in the following:
      • 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
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    • 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."

    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.


    You will serve as a Senior Nuclear Facilities Operations Specialist to coordinate and complete critical support activities at the U1a complex. As an integral part of our U1a team, you will collaborate with external and internal partners to attain desired success states and sustain operations


    Key Responsibilities

    • This position reports to the U1a Complex Support Supervisor, and will support the U1a Complex Facility Manager (FM) and Operations Manager (OM).
    • This position requires the ability to complete multiple tasks within compressed and demanding timeframes.
    • Access U1a Complex buildings and tunnels to conduct walk-downs, inspections, and site-specific tours.
    • Conduct and document Operator Rounds inspections for surface/underground buildings, structures, and equipment, in accordance with Conduct of Operations requirements.
    • Assist with the update, revision, and maintenance of the U1a Complex Conduct of Operations Matrix Applicability document.
    • Lead the development, revision, completion and publication of U1a Complex documents, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Abnormal Operations Procedures (AOPs), plans, policies, organizational procedures, primary and secondary Real Estate Operations Permits (REOPs), and other authorization basis documents. 
    • Assist with coordination and completion of facililty documents supporting Nuclear Weapons Laboratory (NWL) Subcritical Experiments ((SCEs).
    • Oversight, inventory, and coordination of processes involving Material and Test Equipment (M&TE), Quality Grade Materials, and the MSTS Quality Material Tracking System;
    • Providing support to U1a Complex Chemical/Lifecycle, Risk Management, and Fire Protection programs and initiatives.
    • Assisting with facility management assessments and observations, including development of assessment plans and reports, and coordination with the MSTS issues management process (caWeb) to ensure that U1a Complex  issues are effectively identified,  addressed, tracked, and closed.
    • Assist with safety-based surface/underground formal workplace inspections.
    • Provide support to the Execution Working Group (EWG) Coordinator to manage the facility integrated schedule for planned operational activities, including maintenance, construction, and Laboratory experiments.   
    • Assist with coordination of U1a Complex abnormal events/emergency preparedness drills and exercies  when required, act as the Local Emergency Director and/or Emergency Action Team member at the U1a Complex.
    • Provide a regular interface to coordinate support with Laboratory, Operations, Engineering, Maintenance, and Construction personnel at the U1a Complex; interact with other MSTS organizations (e.g., Design Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Radiological Controls, Safety, Training, etc.), as well as DOE personnel and external customers. Perform other duties as determined by facility management and supervision.
    • Accept individual responsibility and accountability for environment, safety, health, and quality processes within personal control, and support personal safety and the safety of co-workers.
    • Comply with established environment, safety, health, and quality regulations and procedures.
    • Perform assigned duties in ways that do not cause personal danger, or endanger other individuals, or violate environment, safety, health, and quality regulations. 
    • Promptly correct or report any hazards or potential hazards to supervision.
    • Understand the principles associated with MSTS safety concepts, goals, and initiatives.
    • Participate and contribute to 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.