Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Principal Nuclear Facility Operations Specialist - Work Control Coordinator

    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/10/2019 8:00 AM)
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  • Qualifications

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


    Due to the nature of our work, US Citizenship is required for all positions.

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent training and experience, plus at least 9 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, scheduling, and work planning.
    • Must be proficient with a computer and Microsoft Office.  Must be able to navigate inside of the MSTS Computerized Maintenance Management System (Maximo) and be able to pull reports and create data tables from the information.
    • Must have writing skills which will allow for development of reports.
    • Must understand schedule logic and how to coordinate de-confliction of activities between separate schedule/project owners.
    • Ability to work outside in cold temperatures during the winter and extreme heat in the summer.  Ability to work underground.
    • 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.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license

    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 Work Control Coordinator provides coordination of work associated with the facility (maintenance, operations, construction, Sub-critical Experiment activities). In this role, the Work Control Coordinator will report to the U1a Complex Operations Manager and will support the U1a Complex Facility Manager and Shift Operations Managers. This position supports the facility’s mission of performing Sub-critical Experiments as part of the Stockpile Stewardship Program.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that work packages are ready to work (by verifying supporting documents and permits are approved) prior to the execution week
    • Assist with moving work packages to the READY status by: tracking and assisting with the 1) work package approval process (prompting Subject Matter Experts to approve work packages), and 2) tracking and assisting with parts verification to include verifying that materials are on hand and staged prior to moving a work order to the Lock-in schedule.
    • Work with Operations and involved work groups to ensure that planned outages are aligned and supported as scheduled. 
    • Ensure the Operations Manager and Facility Manager are aware of emergent activities and approve any changes to the schedule beginning with the lock-in week through execution week.
    • Provide coordination and de-confliction support for day to day schedules which may include Operations, Maintenance, Construction, and Subcritical Experiment activities.
    • Conduct structured Work Week Review (T+1), Scheduling (T-2 to T-4), Scoping (T-5 to T-8), and Lock-In (T-1) Meetings and ensuring that all parties are engaged and challenged to meet their commitments for the upcoming and current work weeks.
    • Assign actions from the Work Week Review and other meetings to groups that are found to be deficient and in need of improvement in areas identified during said meetings.
    • Ensure the resources are available to support all scheduled work
    • Track package approval, material status, and measuring and test equipment status (equipment will be available and calibrated as required to perform the work).  Verify materials are received and are correct, tasks are properly scheduled and additional resources are ready to assist.
    • Assist external work groups in scheduling, accomplishing and close out of assigned tasks.
    • Resolve obstacles to schedule execution and driving the schedule during execution week.
    • Integrate efforts of internal, external and subcontract work groups.
    • Prepare and issue the work week review in which activities as well as metrics are reviewed to consider opportunities for improvement.
    • Manage schedule change control in order to obtain best utilization of available facility resources.
    • Perform periodic reviews of Backlog with Maintenance and Operations checking for duplicates, ensuring the work is still needed, and checking for any other issues with the work order.
    • Process revisions to work packages that cannot be made in the field as applicable.
    • Provide administrative control of work packages throughout the work package life cycle.  This includes submission of work requests all the way through to the closure process.
    • Perform other duties as 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.