Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc. (LATA) is a small business with over four decades of success. LATA provides premier engineering and technical services to government and commercial clients nationwide. We have an immediate opening for a Heavy Equipment Operator located in Los Alamos, New Mexico office.
The Heavy Equipment Operator will support demolition, removal of underground waste lines and utilities, sampling, excavation, and remediation activities.
* Work Location* Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM Responsibilities • Utilize excavator with and without hydraulic thumb • Disconnect accessible contaminated underground industrial waste lines utilizing shears • Size reduce, load, and package potential radiologically contaminated material
including concrete, soils, tanks, and associated materials
• Excavate, cut, crimp, and remove industrial waste lines • Excavate exploratory trenches up to 10’ below ground surface • Remove soils and backfill material to 10’ below ground surface • Remove underground tanks, septic tanks, and building structures • Remove manhole covers using excavator with thumb attachment • Backfill and grade excavations
Education and Experience:
Minimum high school graduate.
Experience working in radioactively contaminated areas. Previous LANL experience preferred
Knowledge of: Universal waste and hazardous material handling Radiological Work Practices General safety practices
Utilizing heavy equipment specifically excavators with and without hydraulic thumb Utilizing shears Excavating trenches, tanks, and building structures Size reducing, loading, and packaging waste Backfilling and grading to restore landscape
Required Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations: Valid Driver’s CDL Rad Worker II Physical Demands & Working Environment:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is subject to performance under rugged terrain and adverse environmental conditions. Stamina to perform sustained physical labor, including standing, walking, climbing and working in rough terrain and strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds with proper equipment are necessary.
Conditions of Employment: • Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation. New employees are required to submit to a background check and Employment is contingent upon passing
LATA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or based on disability.