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

Reports To: VP and General Manager
Location: Andrews Worksite Facility

Summary
Responsible for all activities related to operations and development of company services for the Byproduct and LLRW facilities under license 5807 & 4100. This position reports directly to the VP and General Manager. May be exposed to radiation within occupational limits.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensure the LLRW and Byproduct operational activities are conducted safely and within the organizational mission.
  • Responsible for the regulatory compliance/interface in accordance with TCEQ license and regulations to include interface with key regulatory agents.
  • Provides expertise to emerging company challenges relative to LLRW disposal.
  • Ensure Commissioning and Start-up teams develop, execute and maintain projects on schedule and within budgetary constraints.
  • Responsible for the development, enhancement and maintenance of an effective workforce.
  • Develop a successful radiological/nuclear/industrial safety record with demonstrated performance within a designated safety program.
  • Develop and manage the annual LLRW and Byproduct budget.
  • Assist other divisions with waste acceptance or customer service challenges.
  • Utilize industry contacts to promote the goals of the organization to include working with Business Development to establish alliances for competitive positioning in the market.
  • Establish and maintain a project delivery organization that includes task managers to coordinate new and upcoming work.
  • Establish and maintain line management accountability to the VP and General Manager for delivery of a quality work program.
  • Maintain business discipline and cost diligence throughout the LLRW operations to include the management of risks.
  • Represent the organization in community relations activities and industry groups.
  • Performs other related work activities as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities
The Operations Manager, LLRW, reports directly to the VP and General Manager. This position is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of all aspects of the Federal Waste Facility (FWF), Compact Waste Facility (CWF), and the Byproduct [11(e)2] Facility. 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 Engineering or Scientific field (or equivalent), and ten years related experience. Five years managerial experience is preferred.

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 as it relates to field of Health Physics.

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, Project Management software, Word Processing software and Spreadsheet software.

Other Skills and Abilities
Must possess the ability to consolidate the multiple, similar, radiation safety plans and procedures submitted as part of the various licensing efforts into one comprehensive, compliant, cost effective program to the extent possible by differing license requirements.

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

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Reports To: Corporate Controller
Location: Dallas, Tx

Summary
Accountant responsible for all aspects of accounts payable. 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 reports to the Corporate Controller.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Primary company contact for accounts payable
  • Receive vendor invoices and employee expense reimbursements
  • Work with assistant controller on proper coding of invoices
  • Obtain and track approval of vendor invoices internally
  • Match vendor invoices with approval (e.g., purchase order)
  • Prepare weekly check/ach/wire run for vendor invoices and expense reimbursements due
  • Work as needed with other accountants and departments on assigned duties
  • Review accounts payable vendor accounts regularly for anomalies requiring attention (e.g., application of payments/credits, duplicate bookings, etc)
  • Prepare accounts payable related audit requests as needed
  • 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 in accounting (or related field) from four-year college preferred but not required; minimum of five years related work (i.e. accounts payable) experience. 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 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 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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Department: Operations Support
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Andrews, Texas Facility

Summary
This position is responsible for performing all necessary daily janitorial tasks as required at TSDF and LLRW facilities. Will report to Janitorial Supervisor.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms daily using established practices and procedure. Includes toilets, urinals, sinks, fixtures, floors, lockers etc.
  • Clean , dust, and wipe furniture daily; sweep, mop, scrub, vacuum floors daily and general spot cleaning; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers daily; refill restroom dispensers as needed.
  • Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors, and
  • Shampoo carpets as needed.
  • Wash accessible interior and exterior windows. Clean blinds.
  • Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies. Use as directed.
  • Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies and paper goods.
  • Must pay attention to detail, must be able to speak, read and write in English.
  • Perform related duties as required

Supervisory Responsibilities
The job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of cleaning solutions and janitorial equipment, ability to bend, stoop, and reach. Must work with and around chemical cleaning compounds, and operate powered equipment normally found in janitorial operations. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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 equivalent, 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 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.

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.

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.

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 may be 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.

While performing the duties to this job the employee may occasionally be exposed to cleaning chemicals and low level noise exposure from cleaning equipment.

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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:

  • 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
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 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 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 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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Department: Operations Support
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Andrews, Texas Facility

Summary
This position is responsible for performing all necessary daily janitorial tasks as required at TSDF and LLRW facilities. Will report to Janitorial Supervisor.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms daily using established practices and procedure. Includes toilets, urinals, sinks, fixtures, floors, lockers etc.
  • Clean , dust, and wipe furniture daily; sweep, mop, scrub, vacuum floors daily and general spot cleaning; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers daily; refill restroom dispensers as needed.
  • Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors, and
  • Shampoo carpets as needed.
  • Wash accessible interior and exterior windows. Clean blinds.
  • Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies. Use as directed.
  • Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies and paper goods.
  • Must pay attention to detail, must be able to speak, read and write in English.
  • Perform related duties as required

Supervisory Responsibilities
The job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of cleaning solutions and janitorial equipment, ability to bend, stoop, and reach. Must work with and around chemical cleaning compounds, and operate powered equipment normally found in janitorial operations. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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 equivalent, 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 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.

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.

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.

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 may be 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.

While performing the duties to this job the employee may occasionally be exposed to cleaning chemicals and low level noise exposure from cleaning equipment.

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Department: Operations
Location: Andrews, Tx worksite

Summary
Assist the Concrete Precast Facility Manager in the construction of a verity of Modular Concrete Canisters (MCC), erection, repair and modification of precast concrete structures; work with wood, metal and/or concrete materials using a variety of hand and power tools. 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.

  • Preparing the worksite, assembling concrete forms.
    Bending, forming, tying and installing rebar as illustrated in plans or as directed by Manager.
  • Align and brace portions of project assembly, use tape measure or laser sights.
  • Installs outside and inside wall panels using physical strength or if necessary pneumatic hoist, insert pins or wall ties.
  • Patch holes, cracks and joints in assembled sections using mortar and trowel, or necessary tools.
  • Fill forms or panels with concrete and vibrate, screed, trowel, or prepare surface, to ensure proper concrete settling and surfacing or as described in specifications.
  • Work in all types of weather conditions and in all types of environmental conditions such as dirt, mud, and concrete.
  • Loads and unloads transport trucks.
  • General labor including; housekeeping, general maintenance, and assisting other departments as required;
    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
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 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); Two (2) years of heavy equipment 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 to 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

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 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 may be required to wear respiratory protection 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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Date Posted: January 27th, 2022

Department: Radiation Safety
FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary
To provide health physics (HP) support to assigned facilities, HP consultative advice to line and facility management, HP technical support, developing and implementing elements of the Radiation Protection Program Compliance Program.

Duties may include but are not limited to:
Providing HP/Radiation Safety (RS) program management and oversight:

  • Preparing, reviewing and revising radiation protection manual procedures.
  • Establishing, implementing and maintaining radiation protection performance models and metrics.
  • Monitoring RS related non-conformances and corrective actions.
  • Performing RS compliance inspections.
  • Preparing or participating in annual RS program compliance reviews.
  • Development and implementation of RS controls, processes and procedures.
  • Project specific dose assessments.
  • ALARA assessment and reviews.
  • Preparation, review and/or approval of radiological work plans/procedures.
  • Post-work ALARA reviews.
  • Response and investigation of unplanned event investigations.

Technical HP/RS services for assigned facilities and projects:

  • Review and approval of the selection and procurement of radiation and contamination measuring and monitoring equipment.
  • Oversight of site processes for the calibration of RP instrumentation.
  • In-field gamma spectroscopy.
  • Oversight of decontamination methods and techniques.
  • Planning, execution, and documentation of scoping, characterization, and release radiological surveys.

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.

  • Knowledge of recommendations and guidelines of radiological protection standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of radiation protection philosophies, procedures, equipment, and techniques used both in theory and practice.
  • Use of Microsoft computer software, knowledge, and use of databases.
  • Knowledge in the use of modeling tools such as MicroShield, Skyshine, RESRAD, CAP88, Hotspot Scale, and MCNP.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work to meet objectives and targets.
  • Ability to make decisions based on established requirements, procedures, and practices.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors in Health Physics or related field from a university of recognized standing. Masters in Health Physics or related.
  • Certification as a Certified Health Physicist preferred, but not required.

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 algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

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 Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software and Microsoft Access.

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; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. 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 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 2nd, 2021

Job Title: Radiation Safety Technician
Reports To: Radiation Safety Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Location: Andrews, Texas Worksite Facility

Summary
Performs work in specialized field of Radiation Safety. Works under the general supervision of the Radiation Safety Manager. Will perform All RST tasks, including but not limited to: count room operations involving smear and air sampling analysis for gross counts, daily source and response checks of hand held instruments, airborne radiological sampling, work coverage contamination and radiation surveys, and documentation for contaminated individual surveys. On 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:

  • Monitors intensity of radiation levels in the environment and workplace to determine the types of potential radiation hazards.
  • Performs radiation surveys by collecting and processing samples of air, soil, water, vegetation, and other environmental media to determine concentration of radioactivity.
  • Recommends to qualified radiation workers the appropriate monitoring devices, protective equipment, and stay time when working in restricted areas.
  • Collects and analyzes personnel monitoring equipment and radiation recording instruments for inclusion in summary reports.
  • Issues, collects, and ships bioassay kits to offsite laboratory for analysis.
  • Performs smear surveys of suspected contaminated area by wiping floor with smear and counting smear with field instrument and/or count room instrument to obtain contamination counts.
  • Informs supervisors when individual exposures and area radiation levels approach maximum permissible limits.
  • Recommends work stoppage in unsafe areas, posts warning signs, and ropes off contained areas.
  • Calculates amount of time employee may be exposed safely to radiation in restricted areas, taking into account contamination counts and health physicist’s determination concerning exposure limits of personnel.
  • Instructs personnel in radiation safety procedures and demonstrates use of protective clothing and equipment.
  • Monitors time and intensity of exposure of personnel working in radiation waste disposal areas.
  • Inspects shipments for contamination and tags shipments in which radiation count exceeds specifications.
  • Logs data such as status of areas being decontaminated, rate of radiation exposure to personnel, and location and intensity of radioactivity in contaminated areas.
  • Tests detection instruments against standards to ensure their accuracy.
  • Ensures the company’s radiation protection standards are in accordance with federal, state, and industry programs, including maintaining records and data 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
Associates degree in Health Physics/Radiation Safety Technology, Physical Science, or a related technical field, or minimum of fifty (50) hours of related study and minimum one to five+ years’ experience in Radiation Protection, Environmental Monitoring, Industrial/Occupational safety, Radiological Instrumentation or combination of education and experience per the discretion of the hiring manager. Glove box experience a plus!

Language Skills
Ability to read, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information on one-on-one and small group situation to customers, clients, and other 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.

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 Internet software; Inventory software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

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.

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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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