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Operator I, II, III

Date posted: February 8, 2016

Summary

Performs highly skilled work operating process equipment for Facility. Works under the general supervision of the Operations Supervisor. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may receive occupational exposures to ionizing radiation that are As Low As is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and within regulatory limits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Operates stabilization treatment system, process equipment, compactors and conveyor, pumps, valves and control boards.

Operates and maintains process equipment to include sorters, blaster, separators, compactors and mixers.

Handles and manages containers in compliance with regulations.

Moves containers with powered industrial trucks.

Prepares records for tracking the movement and location of waste to and from the stabilization system.

Collects samples of waste from containers and the stabilization tank system.

Recognizes container leakage and/or damage.

Collects and manages all spills of waste in accordance with the Emergency Response Plan.

Operates roll-off bin truck.

Treats and disposes of hazardous/low level radioactive waste.

Performs pre-operational checks on equipment.

Performs preventative maintenance for process equipment

Performs Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for routine operations.

Apply and reinforce the skills learned through human performance training to prevent personal errors and errors by other team members.

Performs other related work activities as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); One (1) year of heavy equipment or radwaste experience required.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software and Inventory software.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and smell. The employee is required to wear respiratory protection on a daily basis and personal protective equipment including hand, foot and body. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Sufficient strength and stamina to perform a variety of heavy construction-related tasks including use of hand tools; foot, hand and eye coordination sufficient to perform duties; and natural balance sufficient for standing on high ladders and scaffolding.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and hot and cold weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may receive occupational exposures to ionizing radiation that are As Low As is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and within regulatory limits. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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