Los Alamos National Laboratory Hazardous Materials Shipper (Materials Management Specialist 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

The Traffic/Shipping Specialist (Materials Management Specialist 1) position is in the Materials Management Group (ASM-MM) of the Acquisition Services Management Division (ASM). As a team member of the Traffic/Shipping Operation, the Traffic/Shipping Specialist will work under the direct supervision of the Traffic/Shipping Team Leader and will support Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) programs with hazardous/non-hazardous material shipping needs, freight audit, damage claims and other duties related to logistics, as needed. Safety and Security are a primary responsibility for all Laboratory employees.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Current or previous Department of Transportation Hazardous/Radioactive Material Shipping Training and/or International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and/or International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations training

  • Working knowledge of processes to ship hazardous, non-hazardous materials and specialty commodities.

  • Working knowledge of Federal and International regulations for hazardous materials.

  • Experience with the logistical requirements of arranging a shipment.

  • Seasoned/experienced in computer based Business Systems and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance.

  • Ability to obtain hazardous Authorized Shipper Certification.

Desired Skills


  • Experience or knowledge with Traffic/Shipping Operations at a D.O.E / NNSA contractors facility

  • Familiarity with specific computer based systems including: Oracle, Fed Ex Manager, ATLAS and other LANL based computer systems

  • Experience with working with Classified Material

  • Experience in auditing practices

  • Working knowledge of MC&A; processes

  • Experience in developing procedures

  • Knowledge of LANL programs, sites, and facilities

  • Active Q Clearance

  • Current Authorized Shipper Certification

Education:Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two-five years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Essential Job Functions:Color discrimination, peripheral vision, binocular vision, reading vision, distance vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, depth perception, sitting, standing, walking, gripping with the hands, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control, use of both hands, use of both arms, use of both legs, use of both feet, carrying 30+ pounds, lifting 30+ pounds

Notes to Applicants


  • Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the requirements for this position.

  • Occasional travel may be required

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work_

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Acquisition Services Material Management group provides support and services in Receiving, Distribution, Shipping, Mail, and Printing Services for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Acquisition Services Materials Management consists of 61 employees; including 4 students and 8 Teamster drivers.

Maximum Salary: 86400

Minimum Salary: 54400

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: ASM-MM/ Material Management

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Hazardous Materials Shipper (Materials Management Specialist 1)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69752