Waste Control Specialists is proud to work alongside the Andrews Chamber of Commerce and other community groups in ensuring Andrews citizens and WCS employees enjoy a high quality of life.

Company Benefits:

  • Ten paid holidays per year
  • 17 to 22 days of PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Health & Dental Plan (PPO)
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Plan
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

Current Job Openings

Date posted: February 22, 2024

Department: Integrated Services
Reports To: Director of Technical Services
Location: Dallas/Remote/Worksite Facility

Summary
Act as the technical lead to facilitate safe and compliant waste receipts at WCS overseeing and giving final approval of all customer and internal waste profiles and corresponding shipment requests. Interfaces with customers and internal departments to provide regulatory guidance with all applicable state and federal requirements and complete all necessary approval documentation in support of safe and compliant waste receipts. Support customers with ELITE and train them on the use of it as well as facilitate resolution to problems associated with ELITE or completing any of the required documentation in support of waste profiling and shipping. Assist other departments and areas as needed. Reports to the Director of Technical Services. This position is assigned to the Dallas office, but based on assignment offices may be remote and the candidate will be required to travel at least one-week every other month.

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

  • Responsible for providing direct technical and regulatory support to all WCS operational activities, including waste receipt, waste acceptance. waste profile review and approval, operation support functions, planning and scheduling, as well as direct customer support in planning and coordination for all waste related activities.
  • Provides alternative analysis and tools for evaluating service approaches.
  • Assists in ensuring that customers shipping low level radioactive (LLRW) or Mixed LLRW waste to WCS for disposal have appropriate waste management programs/procedures and qualified personnel in place to enable them to effectively characterize, package, and transport LLRW to WCS for disposal in compliance with WCS Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) and the license.
  • Ensures customers are provided the proper and timely assistance with the preparation of waste profiles, shipping documentation, and other regulatory required paperwork.
  • Works closely with Site Management to ensure timely and compliant receipt and management of waste.
  • Works with licensing, engineering, BD, and the site on new and existing product delivery and regulatory support.
  • Provides and coordinates communication with generators regarding resolution of acceptance or waste service issues.
  • Assists in presenting technical approaches for waste management to potential and existing clients and assists with the technical write-ups that will be included in proposals to the perform work.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
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
Bachelor’s degree (B.S) in a physical science from an accredited college or university; and three years of experience with Hazardous and/ or Radioactive Waste Management, including two years supervisory experience; or related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully. An individual should have knowledge of Development software; Internet software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Other Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated in depth knowledge or ability in the following areas; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Department of Transportation (DOT); Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ); Texas Administration Code (TAC); Understanding of State and Facility policies and regulations; Maintaining effective relations with supervisors, internal WCS staff and outside agencies; Ability to coordinate activities among multiple departments in order to meet or exceed expectations; Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

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 regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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 are occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions. 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 quiet.

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Date posted: February 16, 2024

Department: Maintenance Department
Reports To: Maintenance Manager
Location: Andrews Tx Worksite Facility

Summary
The maintenance planning/scheduling function is the hub from which all planned maintenance activity is coordinated.  The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler is responsible for scheduling preventive and regular maintenance with minimal interruption to production operations.  In this capacity, the Maintenance Planner/Scheduler is the principal contact and liaison person between Maintenance and Operations, and other supporting departments in relation to determining the timing for execution of planned maintenance work. The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler works to ensure that Operations units balance their need for daily output with their need of equipment reliability through proactive maintenance practices.

The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler manages the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and supports other staff in effectively and efficiently utilizing the CMMS; identifies and facilitates improvements to the performance of the CMMS; and utilizes reporting and analysis tools to leverage CMMS functionality. Provide technical assistance and training to users; and ensures all CMMS procedures are developed, understood, and followed consistently throughout the organization. Duties and responsibilities are carried out with considerable independence within the framework of established policies and procedures. The role involves accountability to goals and decision-making responsibilities.

The position requires an individual with strong organizational, analytical, technical and leadership skills; problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills, independent judgement skills, inter-personal and people management skills. The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler must possess the ability and skills to effectively provide direction, lead and work in a diverse team environment and communicate in non-technical terms to non-technical individuals.

The key challenges and responsibilities of the position:

  • Plan schedule and coordinate maintenance activities to operations requirements.
  • Provide maintenance support for production and engineering activities to ensure optimum results.
  • Investigate maintenance-related problems, analyze root causes and drive resolutions.
  • Assure compliance of proper safety, quality, and environmental requirements in work.
  • Manage all aspects of the site and corporate Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or GED. Advanced degree/certification(s) in technical and/or maintenance related discipline preferred.
  • At least three (5) years maintenance experience.
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years Maintenance Planner/Scheduler experience.

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.

  • Background in maintenance and repair of equipment to effectively plan daily maintenance department activities.
  • Strong “troubleshooting / diagnostic” skills.
  • Must be able to identify and prioritize multiple projects and perform work with a constant awareness of improving processes.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to individuals; ability to present complex situations in a concise manner.
  • Must interact effectively with all employees.
  • Must have excellent organizational, time management, and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Plan maintenance work scopes that ensure and maintain an environmentally compliant and safe workplace.
  • Assign priorities to work orders and manage work backlog.
  • Efficiently and effectively manage unplanned emergency work so that it does not disrupt daily maintenance schedules.
  • Manage the sites spare parts inventory in the Computerized Maintenance Management System. (CMMS)
  • Assign Bill of Materials (BOM) to assets in the CMMS.
  • Coordinate outside contractor’s schedules to adhere to maintenance and operation’s schedules.
  • Communicate with Vendors to obtain optimal lead time for receiving materials, parts and equipment that meets schedule requirements.
  • Develop, maintain and continuously improve the Preventive Maintenance System.
  • Attending scheduling meetings to ensure pre-planning, implementation and schedule critiques are effective in coordinating maintenance work activities with all organizational departments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to troubleshoot problems as they arise and logically resolve them.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Scheduling Software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. Proficient in site’s CMMS.

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 sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear or smell. The employee must occasionally 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.

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 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 moderate.

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Date posted: February 16, 2024

Department: Operations
Reports To: Operations Supervisor
Location: Andrews Worksite Facility

Summary
At the direction of the Supervisor the Lead Operator assists in leading and coordinating activities of workers engaged in operations of the facility and trains operation personnel in the use, safety procedures and operation of heavy equipment or waste processing.  Directly reports to 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.

  • Leads employees in the Operations Department in projects.
  • Inspects work areas to determine type of work required, materials needed and equipment to be used.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew.
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work related goals.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of production.
  • Assists the Supervisor in analyzing and resolving work issues and assists employees in problem solving.
  • Confers with supervisor to coordinate activities of individual department.
  • Performs activities of workers supervised.
  • Documents completion and status of all work activities in the appropriate work order and/or daily operations report.
  • Assists in performing departmental training required for employees.
  • 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.
  • Conveys materials and items from receiving and/or production areas to storage and/or to other designated areas.
  • May operate stabilization treatment system, process equipment, compactors and conveyor, pumps, valves, and control boards.
  • May operate and maintain process equipment to include sorters, blaster, separators, compactors, and mixers.
  • Handles and manages containers in compliance with regulations.
  • May prepare records for tracking the movement and location of waste to and from the stabilization system.
  • May collect 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.
  • Performs preventative pre-op checks and maintenance for process equipment.
  • Loads and unloads transport trucks.
  • Performs disposal crew duties such as, mixing waste using a track hoe and prentice arm machinery.
  • Ability to operate power industrial trucks, roll-off bin truck, hand trucks, and power jacks.
  • Transports waste containers to site locations using various transport equipment including trucks, forklifts, or a container stacker.
  • May prepare tracking records for the movement of waste on the site.
  • General labor including housekeeping, general maintenance, and assisting other departments as required.
  • Works closely with other Operators, which may also include training.
  • Treats and disposes of hazardous/low level radioactive waste.
  • May perform Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for routine operations.
  • Apply and reinforce the skills learned through human performance training to prevent personal and other team member errors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Lead Operator Responsibilities
Leads employees at the direction of the Operations Supervisor and has responsibility in the field for carrying out operational activities for their assigned area.   At the direction of the Supervisor carries out lead responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable law. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work.

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
Associates degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical institute in engineering or construction technology; or sixty hours related study in the field of hazardous waste management, environmental science and/or radiation health and two to three years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret simple instructions and short correspondence.  Ability to write simple correspondence Ability to conduct pre-job briefings to groups in a logical and organized manner Ability to develop & present safety related topics.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals, and small group situations

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract multiply and divide, in all unit of measures, 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 instructions furnished in written, verbal or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of internet software and word processing 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. Working surfaces are often uneven and representative of a construction site.,

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Date posted: February 14, 2024

Department: Accounting
Reports To: Corporate Controller
Location: Dallas, Tx Corporate Office

Summary
Accountant responsible for booking monthly closing entries, issuing customer invoices in accordance with contracts, producing weekly/monthly reporting, and any accounting related duties as needed.  Maintains all internal controls in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Knowledgeable of all appropriate laws, regulations and specific procedures for processing transactions. This position requires frequent contact and interaction with customers and WCS personnel.  This position reports to the Corporate Controller.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Creation of assigned month-end closing journal entries
  • Thorough understanding of journal entries and debits/credits
  • Month-end balance sheet reconciliations as assigned
  • Preparing customer invoices in accordance with contracts
  • Actively engage with business development and operations personnel to assure timely and accurate customer invoices
  • Develop and implement working knowledge and understanding of WCS products, services and operations to support financial duties
  • Work as needed with other accountants and departments on assigned duties
  • Apply customer payments to outstanding invoices
  • Produce bi-monthly AR aging report complete with collection status
  • Pursue collection of past due accounts
  • Preparation/distribution of weekly revenue report to members of management
  • Creation of new customers in ERP system
  • Working knowledge of operational ERP system with ability to integrate into accounting ERP system
  • Perform any ad hoc projects as needed by corporate controller or other members of management
  • Work cohesively and collaboratively with other team members as needed to complete essential duties and responsibilities and any other assigned ad hoc projects
  • Other duties as assigned

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
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferably in accounting from four-year college and at least four years related work experience

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 employees of the company.

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 involved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills
Experience using an accounting software (Microsoft Navision a plus), intermediate knowledge of the following Microsoft applications: Excel, Word, Outlook

Physical Demand
The physical demands described here are representative to 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 regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

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 may receive occupational exposures to ionizing radiation that are As Low As is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and within the regulatory limits when visiting the worksite. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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Date posted: January 22, 2024

Department: Waste Compliance
Reports to: Director-Technical Services
Location: Worksite Facility

Summary
Compiles records concerned with ordering, receiving, storing, issuing, and shipping materials, supplies, and equipment by performing the following duties. This position reports directly to the Waste Compliance Director. 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.

  • Work with Director-Technical Services to order and receive any necessary supplies for the effective planning and execution of scheduled and unscheduled work and verify that required supplies are available when needed.
  • Develops site operating schedules by coordinating with the site Project Managers, Project Coordinators, and Operation personnel.
  • Prepares daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly license reports, status reports, and other related reports as required.
  • Manages waste inventory, ensures compliance with storage time limits and volume requirements.
  • Performs data entry in current database inventory control system for inventory monitoring.
  • Tracks waste to ensure waste processing within a timely manner.
  • Assists the Project Coordinator in the development of sampling and processing work orders.
  • Performs data entry for RWO/NRWOs process in Elite.
  • Verifies compliance of Certificates of Treatment (COT) and Landfill Disposal Restrictions (LDR).
  • Reports weekly and monthly treatment statistics to operations.
  • Compiles data from sources such as contracts, purchase orders, invoices, requisitions, and accounting reports and writes, types, or enters information into computer to maintain inventory, purchasing, shipping or other records.
  • Keeps back-order file in established sequence and releases back orders for issue or shipment as stock becomes available.
  • Compiles stock control records and information such as consumption rate, characteristics of items in storage, to determine stock supply and need for replenishment.
  • Prepares requisitions, orders, or other documents for purchasing or requisitioning new or additional stock items.
  • Compares nomenclature, stock numbers, authorized substitutes, and other listed information with catalogs, manuals, parts lists, and similar references to verify accuracy of requisitions and shipping orders.
  • Reviews files to determine unused items and recommends disposal of excess stock.
  • Apply and reinforce the skills learned through human performance training to prevent personal errors and errors by other team members.

Supervisory Responsibilities
The 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 accommodation may be to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED). Strong time management and organizational skills, strong oral and written communication and strong attention to detail are required.
  • Knowledge regarding radioactive/hazardous waste management tracking software to assist in waste inventory controls and reporting. Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Strong human relations skills in communications and personnel management through continuous interaction with supervisory and hourly personnel. Familiarity with Elite and iMaint systems and ability to navigate software in a timely manner is desired.

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, and individual should have knowledge of Database software; Inventory software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Other Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability or organize and assist in organizing the WCS work load; must have demonstrated knowledge and basic understanding of contracts, contractual deliverables, waste manifests, DOT and EPA regulations regarding the shipment of wastes; must have demonstrated understanding of and ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel.

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 sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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 the Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals. 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 quiet to moderate.

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Date posted: December 20, 2023

Department: Integrated Services
Reports To: VP-Integrated Services
Location: Remote

Summary
Oversees all radioactive material licenses, performance assessment efforts, RCRA Permits, and any amendments or modifications to them, and assists with all other regulatory matters associated with WCS license and permits.  This position is the primary interface and contact for the Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission regarding all Import and Export Applications as well as all reporting or coordination for Commission meetings.  Assures all license and permit reporting, systems, and documentation comply with the license and permit regulatory requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Directs and develops the content and format for licensing and permitting submissions and amendments to TCEQ, DSHS, or the NRC as needed.
  • Coordinates with senior management to advise them on the development and implementation of licensing strategy, potential areas of concern, and new government/regulatory developments at the state and federal level.
  • Negotiates directly with licensing authorities regarding company’s filings.
  • Directs and manages all licensing and permitting activities, processes, and initiatives and provides technical support and input for all licensing and procedure related activities to all departments. Is the licensing and regulatory authority for WCS over the performance assessment and manages all updates and work activity associated with it.
  • Reviews proposed rulemakings and regulatory publications to keep apprised of new regulatory developments, and provides technical support for the Part 61, rulemakings, or other appropriate initiatives at the state and federal levels.
  • Obtains necessary regulatory authorizations to conduct WCS operations in support of desired business opportunities including licenses, amendments, procedural/plans, or regulatory changes.
  • Reviews and verifies the accuracy of data sent to licensing authorities.
  • Manages direct reports and coordinates with other departments to ensure operational procedures are tracked through creation, review, editing and regulatory approval, as applicable.
  • Establishes policies to ensure WCS complies with applicable regulations and licenses

Technical Experience
Must have demonstrated experience to solve complex regulatory issues. Experience in licensing and permitting, and/or operations involving the storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel are highly desired. A comprehensive understanding and experience in assessing the public health and environmental impacts associated with disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste and storage of SNF is also highly desirable.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Directly supervises employees in the Licensing and Permitting Department consisting of compliance specialists. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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
B.S. Degree in a Science, Engineering or an appropriate related field and a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in the nuclear industry, waste disposal, and/or in a regulatory oversight role.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Development software; Internet software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
N/A

Other Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated in depth knowledge of nuclear regulations; exercising sound judgment; strong interpersonal and communication skills are required.  Apply and reinforce the skills learned through Human Performance Improvement (HPI) training to prevent personal errors and errors by other team members.

Other Qualifications
Must be able to travel 40% of the time.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative to 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 regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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 occasionally exposed to risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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.

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Date posted: November 8, 2023

Department: Waste Acceptance
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Andrews, TX Facility Worksite

Summary
This position is responsible for document review of all incoming and outgoing licensed hazardous and non-hazardous waste received by the facility to ensure compliance with DOT, IATA and NRC requirements. 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.

  • Daily review of all shipping paperwork to ensure compliance with DOT, IATA and NRC requirements for safe transport of all waste in certified containers.
  • Assists Customer Service representatives in resolving discrepancies and inadequacies.
  • Acts as mediator and facilitator between customers and inventory shipments.
  • Plans activities relating to the characterization and transportation of radioactive/mixed waste and
  • hazardous/non-hazardous waste to and from the facility.
  • Conducts a weekly review of scheduled loads.
  • Maintains an accurate inventory of on-site waste.
  • Ensures inventory stays in compliance with all federal and state permits, licenses, and regulations. Apply and reinforce the skills learned through human performance training to prevent personal errors and errors by other team members.

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
Bachelor’s degree (B.S) preferred, two years environmental waste experience a plus. or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Abilities
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully. An individual should have knowledge of Development software; Internet software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Other Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge or ability in the following areas; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act(RCRA); Department of Transportation(DOT); Texas Commission on Environmental Quality(TCEQ); Texas Administration Code(TAC); Understanding of Federal, State and Facility policies and regulations.

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 position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally 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.

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 are occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions. 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 moderate.

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Date posted: August 18, 2023

Department: Operations Support
Reports To: Facility Manager
Location: Andrews, Tx Worksite Facility

Summary
Manages complex laboratory functions and analysis relating to the operations of the WCS West Texas facility. Reports directly to the Facility Manager. May be exposed to radiation within occupational limits.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Manages Laboratory employees.
  • Periodically review analytical information from all laboratory personnel for technical correctness and compliance.
  • Assists the Facility Manager in formulating waste acceptance and characterization guidance.
  • Assures that all waste received at the facility is in compliance with permits and the Land Disposal Restrictions Program.
  • Advises and consults with interdepartmental management regarding laboratory support including, but not limited to sample identification, waste stabilization, characterization, various chemical analysis, weekly sampling and processing waste.
  • Supervises laboratory programs.
  • Operates the Analytical Laboratory of the facility.
  • Conducts oversight of all analysis performed in conjunction with the Waste Analysis Plan for the facility.
  • Secures competent off-site analytical services where necessary.
  • Assures all samples of waste or media taken under the Waste Analysis Plan utilize proper protocols and that all laboratory wastes are managed properly.
  • Ensures the maintenance of all Laboratory equipment.
  • Implements Quality Controls and Quality Assurance programs for the lab.
  • Acts as a mentor for all laboratory employees.
  • Performs other related work activities as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Directly supervises employees in the Laboratory Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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
Bachelor of Science degree(B.S.) in Chemistry, or a related field of study from an accredited college or university and four years of related experience working in a Chemical Analysis Laboratory, including a minimum of two years’ experience supervising Laboratory personnel.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability 
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Inventory software, Project Management software; Word Processing software and Spreadsheet software.

Physical Demand
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 sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally 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.

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 toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock and risk of radiation exposure within occupational limits. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Date Posted: February 10, 2021

Reports To: Operations Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Location: Andrews, Texas Worksite Facility

Summary
Performs work in specialized field of Heavy Equipment Operator or Waste Processing 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.

  • Conveys materials and items from receiving and/or production areas to storage and/or to other designated areas.
  • May operate stabilization treatment system, process equipment, compactors and conveyor, pumps, valves and control boards.
  • May operate and maintain process equipment to include sorters, blaster, separators, compactors and mixers.
  • Handles and manages containers in compliance with regulations.
  • May prepare records for tracking the movement and location of waste to and from the stabilization system.
  • May 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.
  • Performs preventative pre-op checks and maintenance for process equipment.
  • Loads and unloads transport trucks;
  • Performs disposal crew duties such as, mixing waste using a track hoe and prentice arm machinery;
  • Ability to operate power industrial trucks, roll-off bin truck, hand trucks, and power jacks;
  • Transports waste containers to site locations using various transport equipment including trucks, forklifts or a container stacker.
  • May prepare tracking records for the movement of waste on the site.
  • General labor including; housekeeping, general maintenance, and assisting other departments as required.
  • Works closely with other Operators, which may also include training.
  • Treats and disposes of hazardous/low level radioactive waste.
  • May perform Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for routine operations;
  • Apply and reinforce the skills learned through human performance training to prevent personal and other team member errors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 to five (1-5+) year(s) of heavy equipment and/or radiation waste experience required, preferably in specialized field at WCS or equivalent facility. Must have a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience using cranes and heavy equipment. NCCCO certification preferred, but not 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 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; Inventory software and Word Processing software.

Other Skills and Abilities
Must pass mechanical aptitude test in math/science and meet physical requirements.

Other Qualifications

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 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 to perform duties; and natural balance sufficient for standing on high ladders and scaffolding. Must be physically fit and pass fitness requirements for Respirator and HAZWOPER. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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