Shift Operations Supervisor (Operations Support Specialist 4)

Los Alamos National Laboratory - Los Alamos, NM4.2

Full-time$90,000 - $150,000 a year
Organization NameTA55-OPS/Operations
What You Will Do

This position will report to the TA-55 Operations Manager, the main responsibilities of this position will be operational improvements for TA55 Operations or the FOD. The selected candidate will be assigned the Operations Center Supervisor qualification and will be delegated Shift Operations Supervisor (SOS) duties responsible for providing day-to-day oversight to the Operations Center team for periods of time. The SOS will be responsible for providing administration and supervision of day-to-day operations of ALDWP facilities at TA-55, ensuring the safe operation of the nuclear work and the status control of safety systems, work control/work release for all activities within PF-4 and support facilities and ensuring scheduled work is executed safely and as planned. The position will have input to performance grading but will not be responsible for evaluations.

This SOS will be assigned to a 24/7/365 rotating shift or modified shift to provide supervisor coverage for TA55. This role will ensure compliance with requirements documents and assist personnel in the facility work through problems with work execution.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
Expert knowledge of facility operations, including familiarity with integrated safety, formality of operations, facility availability, compliance, performance, maintenance, engineering, safety basis, readiness, configuration management, work control, activity approval, quality assurance, training and qualification, feedback and improvement.

Demonstrated expert level experience working within a formal Conduct of Operations framework (DOE or equivalent).
Expert knowledge and experience and understanding of the following aspects of operations management as applied to a Nuclear Facility: systems engineering, work control, hazard identification and analysis, formality of operations implementation, safety basis and TSR development and implementation, configuration management, maintenance management, project management as demonstrated through successful implementation of new activity approval, work control, work request, FSR processes, IWD reviews and approvals. Examples include but are not limited to procedure validations, periodic reviews or compliance reviews.
Demonstrated expert-level skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting facility operations and operational quality assurance.
Demonstrated expert level management of operations to comply with Limiting Conditions of Operation (LCO) as specified in the Technical Safety Requirements (TSR), including the management and supervision of surveillances and inspections in support of DSA/TSR compliance.
Expert knowledge and experience interpreting and enforcing DOE Orders pertaining to Nuclear Facilities; Understanding of DOE Order 232.1 reporting to include the critique process, reviewing root cause analysis, and participation in lessons learned reviews and meetings.
Expert understanding of the concepts and principles of Integrated Work Management, Integrated Safety Management (ISM) and Integrated Safeguards and Security Management (ISSM), or equivalent non-DOE programs, including experience reviewing, approving, and authorizing both facility and programmatic work as demonstrated through activity approval processes, IWD and work package reviews and approvals.
DOE order 426.6 requires High School diploma

Desired Skills:
Understanding of the P115 Verification of Readiness to Start Up or Restart LANL Nuclear Facilities, Activities, and Operations process and related LANL readiness policies.
Demonstrated experience with Radiation Protection requirements as specified in 10CFR835.
Demonstrated experience with On the Job training techniques or relevant experience in training
Demonstrated experience with work scheduling, outage planning or relevant experience
Demonstrated experience with the development or writing/revising of technical procedures.
Education Required: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of twelve years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be expected.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.

Additional Details:
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity:
Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

TA-55 Facility Operations' Mission is to provide Plutonium Science and Manufacturing, and their tenants, with Safe, Secure, Compliant and Available Facilities. We strive for continuous improvement by fostering a learning organization with strong values for safety, people and cost effectiveness.

Appointment TypeRegular Regular Minimum Salary89900 Maximum Salary148300