Environmental Technologist
Sandia National Laboratories - Livermore, CA

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Job Summary

Provides technical support to recognize, measure, evaluate, and control potential health hazards. Provides information and advice to ensure that activities are conducted in a manner that will not jeopardize the health or well-being of employees, customers, or the public.

Primary Job Duties

Provides technical support to recognize, measure, evaluate, and control potential health hazards, including ionizing radiation, radioactive material, noise, and toxic, carcinogenic, or other harmful materials.

May support environmental compliance programs such as air quality, groundwater quality, and water quality.

Maintains medical and toxicological information and awareness regarding all products to provide line and staff functions with information and advice which will ensure that their activities will not jeopardize the health or well-being of employees, customers, or the public.

Supports both field and laboratory activities.

Establishes procedures to maintain current information on products.

Assists in quality control of analytical methodology.

Maintains ongoing surveillance of special areas of toxicology, such as flame retardants and plastics.

This position's main responsibilities initially will be to support the waste management program. The individual will be responsible for supporting the operation of the hazardous waste facility and the radioactive/mixed waste facility to assure continued regulatory compliance. Duties include weekly facility inspection, ordering all supplies for waste operations, facility housekeeping and order, technical work documents and other waste related documentation, monitoring of staff training. The individual will also accompany the Waste Chemist to pick up hazardous waste and then help with the processing of the material in the facility for shipment, all using compliant and safe practices. Once these duties are established the individual will begin to support other ES&H functional areas including environmental management, safety engineering, explosive management, radiation protection and industrial hygiene.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Skill and knowledge in field operations such as obtaining samples for air quality, groundwater, or waste water programs.

Typically requires skill in related fields such as mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, industrial hygiene, and health physics.


AA/BS in Chemistry, Enviornmental Engineering or related scientific or engineering field.

Strong teamwork skills,

Effective communications skills (orally and written)

Proficiency with Word, Excel and ability to learn other computer programs

Ability to multi-task


Strong desire to continue to learn and pursue additional education

Security Clearance

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.


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