Wastren Advantage

Waste Processing Manager

2 weeks ago
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Represent the Transuranic Waste Processing Center’s (TWPC) management team by supporting the vision, mission and strategic objectives established to best serve our client. Lead by example in all aspects of performance, safety, policies and guidelines. Coach and develop personnel through accountability for performance, actions and behavior.

Responsible for safe and compliant operation of a complex Nuclear Hazard Category II transuranic (TRU) waste processing facility located on the DOE Oak Ridge reservation. Operations include storage, characterization, packaging, treating, and disposal of primary and secondary waste streams using gloveboxes, large waste container processing enclosures serviced with supplied breathing air, and hot cell fitted with remote handling manipulators. Primary responsibility includes planning, directing, and coordinating waste processing operations in accordance with contract requirements. Daily roles and responsibilities include facility operations, compliance with technical safety bases and permit requirements, applicable policies and procedures, and planning and execution of work to meet mission production objectives and regulatory milestones.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty

satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with

disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

Establish and maintain contract-required programs, processes and procedures to ensure

safe and compliant operations

Represents TWPC Management chain of command in the execution of daily activities

Plan, direct and oversee activities directly related to facility operations and waste

processing in support of mission objectives

Embrace and champion DOE Voluntary Protection Program, Integrated Safety

Management Systems program and continuous improvement approach to all elements of

existing operations culture

Strengthen all elements of existing Conduct of Operations program

I Establish, implement, and evaluate appropriate performance metrics to monitor productivity, determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement, and ensure mission success

I Manage and develop staff, prepare work schedules, and assign specific duties

I Develop and maintain baseline scope, schedule and budget for waste processing control accounts; manage performance and earned value reporting

I Direct and coordinate organization's budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency

I Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures,

conferring with board members, organization officials, and staff members as necessary

I Determine staffing requirements, and interview, hire and train new employees, or oversee

those personnel processes.

I Anticipate required configuration changes to facility as needed to support mission or mission changes; recommend locations for new facilities or oversee the maintenance/renovating of current facilities

I Implement elements of the Environmental Management System including identification of environmental aspects and reducing negative impacts; identify environmental targets and objectives for recycling, conservation, and waste minimization


Competency Statement(s)

I Operations Command Control – Demonstrated work history of exercising operational

command and control over complex radiological waste processing operations

I System, Structure, and Component Maintenance – Demonstrated understanding of

configuration management associated with operation of a complex radiological waste

processing facility

I Radiological Protection - Demonstrated understanding of radiological protection and

control routines and techniques required for protection of radiological workers and co-

located workers during execution of mission objectives for a complex radiological waste

processing facility

I Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken


I Communication, written – Ability to effectively create technically accurate, logical, well

written documents in support of execution of roles and responsibilities

I Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

I Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments

and questions of others.

I Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others

strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.

I Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.

I Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be

responsible for making decisions.

I Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand competitive business concepts and


Decision Making - Ability to make high confidence operational decisions while following company procedures.


Education: Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or university) - science or technical field

or 10 years’ experience.

Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience, 3 years of which involve overall operations responsibility for a DOE Category II non-reactor nuclear waste production facility or equivalent.

Computer Skills: Must be proficient in the use and application of a computer, including email and mainstream business applications such as Microsoft Office Suite.

Certificates & Licenses: Registered Professional Engineering License desirable but not required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Primary duty station is a Nuclear Hazard Category II non-reactor waste processing facility.


AAP/EEO Statement

WAI provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.


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