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Radioactive/Hazardous Materials Shipping Specialist

Location: Alabama Port, AL
Company: VNS Federal Services
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Provide support for transportation logistics and compliant shipping of hazardous, radioactive, and mixed materials and wastes on and off of the job site.


  • Compliance to applicable DOT regulations, local, state and federal Transportation regulations.
  • Interpret DOT regulations, Waste acceptance criteria and DOE Orders.
  • Provide guidance and oversight for loading, handling, segregation, and securement of loads.
  • Determines containers and conveyance marking, labeling, and placarding requirements.
  • Calculates radionuclide and other hazardous material inventories for packages and conveyance.
  • Determines proper shipping names for packages.
  • Prepares documentation required to ship hazardous/radioactive materials and wastes.
  • Performs a DOT compatibility review for Waste Management Representatives.
  • Inspects containers/packages for condition and proper marking and labeling prior to shipment.
  • Assists Waste Management Representatives in the proper selection of containers for waste packaging.
  • Provide guidance as required for the proper selection of conveyance type for shipments.
  • Escort shipments, as required by the Transportation Safety Document.
  • Provide manifest paperwork of shipment documentation.

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma, and 10 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • A minimum of 10 years related experience in radioactive waste management and transportation.
  • Current certification as a Certified DOT Shipper.
  • Radiological Worker 1 or 2
  • Completed Shipper Qualification

Required Skills

  • 10+ years’ experience conducting onsite waste shipping manifests and waste characterization
  • Able to work assignments onsite and remotely
  • Training in DOT 49 CFR Part 172
  • Class 7 Radioactive Material IATA
  • Advanced Mixed Waste Shipper Certification Training
  • experience with low track manifesting software
  • experience with WCS disposal site waste profiles
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, nuclear facility operations
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, nuclear facility safety including technical safety requirements, processes and reporting requirements
  • Attention to detail
  • Intermediate PC skills including Microsoft software
  • Required Experience, Minimum Requirements
  • Must be able to complete site specific training and comply with site specific policies and rules
  • Must be able to pass Radiation Worker Training and 40-hour HAZWOPER training and up to date 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher training
  • Must be a US Citizen with a REAL ID to gain access on the Government Installation.
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