Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Senior Nuclear Facility Operations Specialist - Shift Operations Manager

    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/29/2018 10:31 AM)
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  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent training and experience, plus at least 5 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 position.  Examples include nuclear operations or nuclear maintenance such as those found at a DOE nuclear facility, commercial power plant, or U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program.  Related experience must include working with requirements-based systems in areas such as facility operations, maintenance, and/or radiological control.
    • Preferred experience: Project management; readiness assessments and Independent Verification Reviews; knowledgeable of DOE O 425.1D, DOE O 433.1B, DOE O 426.2, and DOE O 422.1 requirements.
    • Must be proficient with a computer and Microsoft Office suite.
    • Ability to work outside in cold temperatures during the winter and extreme heat in the summer.  Ability to work in an underground facility.
    • Must have excellent communication, leadership, and problem solving skills to work in a fast paced environment with constantly changing priorities.
    • 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.


    As part of the U1a Complex team, the Shift Operations Manager (SOM) will maintain overall command and control of the U1a Complex (“the facility”) during applicable shifts.  The facility nuclear safety basis includes operational scenarios that involve significant risks to the facility worker and to the public.  The SOM is highly trained to avoid dangers and is responsible for immediately mitigating potential hazards.  The SOM assumes the role of Local Emergency Director (LED) who directs emergency actions for the facility and is responsible for maintaining the facility log book.  In this role, the SOM will report to the U1a Complex Operations Manager and will support the U1a Complex Facility Manager.  This position supports the facility’s mission of performing Subcritical Experiments as part of the Stockpile Stewardship Program.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Implement the requirements contained in DOE Orders including Conduct of Operations.  Ensures that all employees reporting to this position are informed about the standards of operation of a nuclear facility
    • Responsible areas include: Shift turnover, operator routines and rounds, communication, control of equipment and system status, control area activities, independent verifications, procedure compliance, and on the job training. 
    • Ensure events are properly reported to management and DOE in a timely manner.  Also ensures management reviews are conducted with appropriate personnel in case of an issue or facility event.
    • Ensure completion of shift rounds and routines assigned to the shift.  Ensure proper follow up to equipment conditions if found to be in abnormal state while rounds and routines are being conducted.
    • Ensures the shift crew reviews changes to facility procedures, facility modifications, Technical Safety Requirements and the Documented Safety Analysis.  Ensures Surveillance Requirements, In-Process Inspections and Specific Administrative Controls specified in the TSR are performed in accordance with applicable facility procedures and/or SCE checklists.
    • Maintain overall authority for the control, administration and auditing of the Hazardous Energy Control Program at the facility and the installed facility Temporary Modifications in accordance with MSTS procedures.
    • Maintain facility housekeeping and communicate importance of good housekeeping attitude to facility workers.
    • Ensure safety of personnel in the facility by maintaining a working knowledge and enforcement of regulatory requirements.  Conduct Safety Observations, safety audits and observe operator rounds, and help ensure deficiencies are corrected in a timely manner.
    • Ensure the shift is properly staffed and trained to perform operational and emergency activities during the shift.  Ensure assigned personnel are fit for duty and qualified to perform assigned duties and tasks in accordance with facility training program requirements.  Review each operator’s knowledge before qualifying an operator for a task.  Serve as trainer/evaluator for the On-Shift Training Evaluation Program.
    • Lead abnormal drills at the U1a Complex.
    • Interface directly with DOE Facility Representatives on items related to all aspects of facility operations and safety.  Direct activities of Operations, Nuclear Engineering, Radiological Controls, Fire Protection, Work Control, Quality Assurance, and Industrial Hygiene to accomplish the objectives of the facility.
    • Perform other duties assigned by Management.


    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.