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Hazardous Material Packaging & Transportation Technologist - Active Security Clearance Required

Associate | Full-time
Environmental, Safety & Health | livermore, CA | 11/22/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Hazardous Material Packaging and Transportation Technologist/Senior Hazardous Material Packaging and Transportation Technologist to provide general technical support of transportation, shipping/receiving, processing, packaging, storage and accounting of hazardous/controlled materials to programs at LLNL’s Site 200 located in Livermore, California. You will perform tasks related to the control and accountability of controlled materials, maintain records, and keep portable measurement equipment and instruments in good operating condition. This position is in the Vaults and Transportation Group within the Packaging and Transportation Functional Area (PTFA)/Packaging and Transportation Safety (PATS) Program within the Environment Safety and Health (ES&H) Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will 

  • Transport/transfer, receive, process, package, and ship hazardous/controlled materials on and off-site according to applicable Federal/State regulations and DOE/LLNL procedures.
  • Participate in the On Call program as required by Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations for emergency response activities and off-site operations.
  • Maintain the storage, inventory, and accurate records of controlled materials.
  • Perform a variety of Material Control and Accountability (MC&A) and nuclear material measurements, including the operation of measurement equipment, analysis general data and results, and certifications of materials.
  • Operate commercial vehicles requiring a Class C Commercial Driver’s License with Hazardous Materials Endorsement.
  • Perform duties as a Radiation Worker and HAZMAT employee such as packaging and transporting controlled materials, taking dose measurements, and maintaining proper contamination control while working with radioactive materials, and packaging, preparing, and making shipments of regulated hazardous materials.
  • Under general supervision begin performing shipping operations for personnel and organizations outside of the immediate work unit and resolve programmatic requirements, material control issues, ES&H deficiencies, and general technical problems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 562.3 level

  • Under minimal supervision, interpret and execute requirements of DOT regulations or Work Control Documents. Generate large volume of detailed documentation. Assist in writing procedures and reports.
  • Provide advanced technical support of transportation, shipping/receiving, processing, packaging, storage, accounting and coordination of hazardous/controlled materials/wastes.
  • Mentor less qualified employees.


  • This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at the time of hire.
  • Associate’s Degree in hazardous materials management and waste technologist, radiation protection, chemistry, materials science, or environmental science or technology, or A.A. Degree that contains significant science and math coursework, or a Certification in Hazardous Materials, Radiation Protection or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic to intermediate experience transporting, transferring, receiving, processing, packaging, and shipping hazardous/controlled materials on- and off-site according to applicable Federal/State regulations and DOE/organizational procedures.
  • Experience with and knowledge of hazardous/controlled materials.
  • Experience with personal computers, spreadsheet software, and word processing software necessary to maintain storage, inventory, and accurate records of hazardous/controlled materials/waste.
  • Ability to maintain records and record-keeping systems and be responsible for ensuring equipment and instruments in good operating condition and report material control and ES&H deficiencies.
  • Ability to obtain explosives handler, radiation worker, and/or HAZMAT certifications as well as qualify for certification on various nondestructive assay equipment; e.g. gamma isotopic measurement devices.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Class C Commercial Driver’s License with Hazardous Materials Endorsement.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills at the technical level.

Additional qualifications at the 562.3 level

  • Ability to regularly and independently interact with co-workers, scientists, engineers, and skilled technical personnel with follow up both inside and outside of work group.
  • Advanced knowledge of ES&H requirements, MC&A procedures, standards and techniques and DOE/DOT/ NRC regulations.
  • Advanced experience as an explosive’s handler, radiation worker, and/or HAZMAT certified technician.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Department of Transportation (DOT) HAZMAT certification.
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) certification.
  • Experience shipping radioactive and/or explosive materials.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form

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