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Senior Waste Shipper

Location: Paducah, KY
Company: VNS Federal Services
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Under limited supervision, performs Waste Management job functions as assigned by management. Typical job responsibilities include assist ing and support ing management in ensuring that the site Waste Management function operates in a manner that is safe, cost effective and fully compliant with Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project procedures and all regulatory requirements. The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and support management in one or more of the following functional areas, in addition to other duties as assigned:


Demonstrate mastery of the requirements of a ssigned job duties supporting Waste Management functional areas such as waste characterization, waste stream certification, waste disposition planning, nuclear materials transfer, transportation and/or other related areas


Assignments are generally self initiated


Assist and provide support to other persons with less experience performing the same functional job duties


Acts as a representative on behalf of DOE for signing legally binding documents including, but not limited to transportation documents and waste declarations


Support site objects and activities through general knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and standards as well as applicable t ech nical and scientific matters


Provides input to the development of technical reports


Provides administrative and/or functional suppo rt to the Waste Management team


Provides direction to other Divisions to ensure alignment with site delivery targets


Performs evaluations and provides direction to off site vendors on behalf of the Company


Performs duties of complex nature


Other job related duties as assigned


Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner


Actively participates in Safety Work Groups


BS degree in a related field and 4 year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Typical experience is 6+ years


Successful attainment of any advanced job-specific required certification or training such as required for transportation


Strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as strong coordinating skills


Knowledge of, and experience with, nuclear facility operations


Knowledge of, and experience with, DOE nuclear facility safety including technical safety requirements, processes and reporting requirements


Attention to detail

Intermediate PC skills including Microsoft software


DOE “L” or “Q” clearance or ability to obtain a DOE “L” or “Q” clearance


Working Conditions
Due to the variety of work that is performed by Waste Mgt Specialists there may be the potential for work within an environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). The following conditions and requirements may apply:


Ability to wear respirator and other protective equipment to enter various types of potentially hazardous areas (such as but not limited to chemical, dust fumes, mists, heat stress factors, etc.).


Ability to carry several instruments/equipment or tools while walking extensively. Potential prolonged walking/standing, repeated pushing/pulling.


Ability to perform medium to very heavy work, exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, non-repetitive, up to 50 pounds of force frequently (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person “buddy system”), and/or more than 20 pounds of force constantly, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.


Potential for prolonged driving of or riding in a motor vehicle, machine operation, and/or working around moving equipment/machinery or motorized vehicles (such as but not limited to car, truck, golf cart, gator, heavy equipment).
Ability to work in confined areas, tanks, heat stress conditions, high noise and areas with radiation and chemical hazards.
Environmental conditions may include weather or temperature extremes, inclement weather (such as but not limited to wind, rain, excessive heat, excessive cold, snow/ice, etc.)


In some cases radiological training may be required.


May be required to operate company vehicle during the course of work. All safety and DOT regulations and procedures must be adhered to at all times.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.

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