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Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) Equipment Operator (EO) or Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO)

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: July 21, 2022
Reference Code: 18129
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as an Equipment Operator (EO) or Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO).
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our MFC facility with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
Perform all the roles and responsibilities of an Equipment Operator (EO) or Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) at the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC).
  • Operate mobile equipment such as forklifts, dump trucks, tanker trucks, semi-trucks, tractor-trailer combinations and flat beds, Must be able to secure a load properly
  • Operate overhead and mobile cranes
  • Perform periodic inspections of rigging
  • Perform load testing of rigging equipment
  • Operate equipment without restrictions
  • Plan and perform work using the principles of Conduct of Operations and Conduct of Maintenance. Ensure all principles of the Integrated Management System (ISM) are incorporated into all tasks and assignments
  • Perform manual material handling activities
  • Utilize Equipment Operator (EO) skills to operate all equipment identified for equipment operators
  • Conduct all work activities in a safe manner following direction in work control documents and applicable work control procedures and processes, best safety practices, including exercising "time-out" and "stop work" authorities as necessary when work assignments do not go as expected
  • Utilize principles and best practices of Conduct of Operations and Conduct of Operations in all work assignments
  • Maintain all equipment, facility, safety, and other qualifications (training) as directed
  • Perform administrative recordkeeping and documentation of work activities
  • Make recommendations to supervisor/manager on methods to improve operations
Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have two years EO experience to be hired as an Equipment Operator
  • Must have four years EO experience to be hired as a Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Must possess and maintain a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a T, H, N endorsement
  • Must be able to qualify as a RAD Worker
  • Must be able to operate various types of equipment without restrictions
  • Must be willing to become qualified as a rigger as required in DOE STD 1090 for operating Hoisting and Rigging Equipment
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship
Job Information:
  • Salary Grade: $36.45 (Rate can vary based upon individual work location, clearances, and qualifications. Rates are accurate for current posting and subject to change. These are bargaining unit positions.)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
COVID Safety Protocols:
As a condition of employment, INL will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidate compliance with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.
INL has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID - 19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with INL's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview


About this Employer‍

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.