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Operations Specialist

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: January 3, 2023
Reference Code: 18928
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) Site Services group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as an Operations Specialist! This team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our Central Facilities Area with every Friday off.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Develop baseline, track, and trend key indicators across a variety of operational tasks.
  • Responsible for site wide operational activities to assure safe reliable operations.
  • Develop, implement, and lead all aspects of operations policies and procedures specific to operations in accordance with federal and company requirements.
  • Periodically assess operations performance; and provide training in Laboratory Excellence for department operations personnel.
  • Gather Key indicators into varying reports and provide presentation of reports.
  • Provide technical support to line management, supervisors, and all operations craft.
  • Ensure long-range operational planning is achieved for the Operations department through collaboration with craft supervisors, procurement, facility manager and the Site-wide Operations Manager.
  • Perform Laboratory Excellence inspections/surveillances, track all assessments to ensure timely completion.
  • Manage division issues management system by participating in the development of corrective action plans, and process improvement initiatives.
  • Interact with management, peers, program representatives, and tenants effectively within the four major areas associated with facility management (leadership, financial control, Project management and operations/maintenance).
  • Ensure R&G and structures are in a ready state in accordance with expectations and approved laboratory standards.
  • Single point of contact between project integrator, crafts, subcontractors, and construction management regarding performing work in assigned R&G and associated areas in a professional manner.
  • Promote and implement R&G management policies, procedures, and methods related to building service and performance measures.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the PM program by quantitatively identifying impact failures while establishing and maintaining an exceedingly high degree of interaction with customers and programmatic customers through positive productive communication and problem resolution efforts.
  • Generate, review, and seek concurrence from the manager for plans detailing the operation, maintenance, and modification efforts projected for each fiscal year.
  • Input Data and produce reports for Manager Review Meeting.
  • Provide support for occurrence reporting, issue identification, and resolution.
  • Required to qualify as member of the Emergency Control Center (ECC).
  • Ensure that staff have the resources to successfully complete assigned maintenance. Ensure that assigned personnel are provided the tools and appropriate materials. Participate in development of craft training plans and verify training is maintained and current by supporting the facility training schedule.
  • Lead continuous improvement processes, techniques, and goals. Responsible for making judgments on equipment and processes to use with the objectives of saving time and materials using continuous improvement tools.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external staff. Effectively motivate and reward staff. Provide a safe, secure, and supportive work environment. Performance manage team: Set expectations, monitor performance, and hold individuals accountable (positive/negative).
  • Recommend various personnel actions, including but not limited to hiring, merit recommendations, promotions, transfers, and vacation schedules. Recommend self and staff professional development opportunities.
  • Maintain all training and qualifications (Individual Training Plan and Job Function Requirements).
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment over areas and items within assigned department.
  • Perform On-the-Job (OJT) instruction training for qualification of other work fields.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Level 2: Bachelor's degree & 2 years relevant experience, or Advanced degree and 1-year relevant experience, or 10 years relevant experience.
  • Level 3: Bachelor's degree & 5 years relevant experience, or Advanced degree and 3 years relevant experience, or 13 years relevant experience.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
  • Relevant experience includes Completion of trade school, on-the-job training, or apprenticeship or relevant work experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year leadership experience.
  • Candidate must possess a strong bias for action, be a self-starter with initiative, exceptional communication skills (both written and oral), and the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge and competence in use of Microsoft Word, One Note, Excel.
  • Must be capable of satisfactorily completing facility specific, continuous, and professional development training as required for duration of employment.
  • Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining medical qualifications so as not to limit satisfaction of the minimum requirements defined in this document for the duration of employment.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 1 90 ($70,680 - $116,616) / 200 ($81,288 - $134,100)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: Testing designated position; It will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of 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.
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.