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Drilling Field Team Lead Geologist Scientist I

Sealaska Technical Services, LLC, 1200 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America Req #337
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Job Title: Drilling Field Team Lead, Geologist/Scientist I

Job Summary:
This position is a critical subcontractor on the N3B Los Alamos LLC team and will be providing program management and technical services in support of the ground & surface water monitoring program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Team Lead Responsibilities:
•    Oversee drilling/well activities including acting as Person In Charge, preparation of boring logs and evaluation of soil cores
•    Oversee the drilling/pump subcontractors on well refurbishment/rehabilitation, aquifer testing, wellhead completions and plug & abandonment.
•    Review and track subcontractor daily reports, and support safety quality audits and findings to confirm subcontractor compliance.

•    Coordinate with the ER operations supervisor of operations management in oversight of the field activities including event notification, site access and permitting.
•    Assist with plan of the day and maintain detailed technical logbook records of all daily field activities.
•    Provide construction support including RFI responses, DCNs as applicable, and preparation of completion reports for each project assigned.
•    Coordinate waste management support.
•    Coordinate sampling in support of site characterization and waste characterization
•    Support development of required reports 
•    Provide oversight and random audits of the subcontractors.
•    Complies with all health & safety policies and practices.
•    Act as site environment, health and safety representative
•    Act as site quality assurance representative
•    Support the operation of the Chromium treatment system for the Interim Measure for plume control.
•    Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities: 
•    Broad understanding of principles, concepts and techniques in the field of general science; groundwater remediation or drilling/well expertise preferred.
•    Skill and ability to perform complex professional tasks independently with little instruction.
•    Ability to work within established policies and procedures, using independent judgment and ingenuity.
•    Ability to train and mentor more junior staff.
•    Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job.
•    Ability to work in a team-oriented project environment.

Education and Experience:
•    Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or related technical discipline, or equivalent, Master’s preferred; however, a combination of education and/or relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the position’s duties and responsibilities have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable. 

Working Conditions: 
The physical and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands: 
•    Light Work Category - Physical demand requirements are more than those for sedentary work. The employee exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  
•    The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. During drilling and well maintenance work on site, work often moves to a 7day/12hr (day & night) shift schedule in order to cover 24/7 drilling.

Work Environment: 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

This description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. It is intended to accurately reflect the activities and requirements of the position, but duties may be added, deleted, or modified, as necessary. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. 

Review the Benefits associated with this position:

Who is Sealaska? Established in 1972, Sealaska is the Alaska Native regional corporation for Southeast Alaska. Our 23,000 shareholders are Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people with more than 10,000 years of ancestral ties to the oceans, forests and communities of Southeast Alaska. We serve the twin goals of economic prosperity and environmental protection. Sealaska Technical Services, LLC is a subsidiary of Sealaska.
We are committed to providing the best possible climate for maximum development and goal achievement for all our employees.  As a subsidiary of a Native-owned company, Sealaska Technical Services, LLC is proud to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, with respect for the cultural traditions in the communities where we operate.
Sealaska Technical Services, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability.  However, preference may be extended to an enrolled member of a federally-recognized Indian Tribe*
*“Indian Tribe” means an Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 668; 43 U.S.C. 1601) which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $75,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $90,000.00
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  • Sealaska Technical Services, LLC, 1200 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America