AECOM Waste Handling Technician in Carlsbad, New Mexico

United States of America - New Mexico, Carlsbad

Job Summary

Nuclear Waste Partnership, an LLC of AECOM, is seeking a Waste Handling Technician to be based in our Carlsbad, New Mexico location.

The successful candidate will perform diverse waste handling operations and activities. Direct assigned work groups in conduct of routine and specialized waste handling operations. Follow all safety procedures, regulations and policies. Conduct frequent inspections of work area to assure that safe working conditions are maintained. Promptly report any hazards or unsafe conditions to management. Perform all standard processing operations and activities to receive, handle and emplace nuclear waste in accordance with established written operating procedures. Apply full range of applicable equipment operation knowledge. Maintain established nuclear material accountability records, assuring accuracy of entries. Identify malfunctioning equipment and systems to assure proper and safe operations. Initiate repairs in accordance with plant work control procedures. Recommend changes to operating procedures to improve quality, efficiency or safety. Assist maintenance employees during conduct of trouble-shooting and repair activities, as directed. Assist engineering employees in conduct of equipment modifications. Perform backfill, emplacement and floor/yard activity. This position requires support for any and all shifts.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Graduate or GED.

  • Three (3) years of verifiable experience operating heavy equipment such as fork lifts, skid steer, etc. is required.

  • Three (3) years of nuclear or hazardous waste operations or similar prior work experience is required.

  • Must be able to qualify, and maintain qualifications, on all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including Respiratory Protection and associated equipment.

  • Due to the nature of the work, candidates must be US Citizens.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years college level technical study with courses in Nuclear Waste Management and Health Physics preferred.

  • Previous WIPP experience preferred.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Craft/Trade

Business Line Government

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 185322BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.