Nuclear Material Handler, I – 512261
Department: Material Management – SQN/CTE
Location: Soddy Daisy, TN
Posting Open: 11/15/2021
Posting Close: 12/05/2021 at 11:59pmEST
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The incumbent independently performs the full range of materials-related functions and may be assigned to any phase of operation. Duties will be combined in a manner which best meets the needs of the organization based on the volume of work and size of the operation.
The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure that materials and equipment are received, stored, and issued, including segregation of nonconformances, in accordance with applicable standards and that documents are generated and processed so that materials are available to meet schedules. The incumbent prepares required documentation, reconciliation reports, and nonconforming corrective action reports, as necessary, and uses on-line technology for inquiry, data entry, report requests, and other automated materials-related activities.
Performs receipt functions for all material received. This includes initial inspection for shipping damage, compliance with commercial requirements of procurement documents (quantity, size, etc.), compliance with documentation requirements.
Performs the delivery and receipt of material for all assigned work activities. Maintains accurate status of all assigned material activities.
Supports the release and transfer of material from other TVA sites and, as required, from other utilities.
Receives material shipped by freight truck, rail car, vendor's truck, UPS, TVA vehicles, etc., including special shipments such as diesel fuel, hydrogen trailers, and cylinders of compressed gas.
Resolves identified discrepancies through Purchasing or by dealing directly with vendors. If material does not meet requirements, prepares Receipt Exception Form/nonconformance report. Performs follow-up investigation in the case of damaged, incorrect, or nonconforming material which are determined to be adverse to quality. Completes automated receiving process and is responsible for preventing late payments through expeditious receipt document processing.
Tags and marks material and storage locations for proper identification and stores material according to established policies and procedures. As directed, arranges storage bins, cabinets, and racks to ensure proper storage. Ensures, as applicable, that all material is reviewed for inclusion in the site Preventative Maintenance/Shelf-life (PM/SL) program.
Performs warehouse inspections to ensure that material is being properly stored and protected in accordance with relevant standards and storage procedures.
Issues material after verifying proper authorization, ensuring that all required information is included to properly complete each transaction. May issue via storeroom requisition (575N), MPAC, or bar code. Ensures that the quality level of the material issued is consistent with the quality level required on the issue request.
Responsible for shipment of incorrect materials back to vendors and the transfer of material to other TVA locations or to organizations outside TVA. Prepares material for shipment by ensuring proper packaging, loads material using proper handling techniques, and ships in compliance with TVA, state, and federal regulations. Selects method of shipment based on cost, desired delivery date, type of material, and destination.
Observes the methods, procedures, and processes associated with material handling work and recommends new or revised procedures. Keeps abreast of new or revised materials-related procedures.
Supports the routine performance of cyclic inventory counting in accordance with established policies and business practices. Root causes and works to resolve inventory discrepancies prior to making inventory adjustments. Participates in the sample and physical (wall-to-wall) inventories.
Identifies surplus or obsolete material, prepares documents for disposition, and participates in sale of surplus material or scrap.
Participates in audits and assessments and, as directed, makes required changes or adjustments to accomplish full conformance/compliance.
Operates material handling equipment to unload, load, or relocate materials. Material handling/cutting equipment includes, but is not limited to, forklifts, bridge or monorail cranes, rigging equipment, band saws, and cable cutting and rereeling equipment. Incumbent operates motor vehicles to deliver materials and equipment on site and, as required, operates trucks (non-CDL) to pick up and deliver material from suppliers and other TVA locations.
Assists in implementing the Training Program, may directly present training program segments to trainees, and may direct the work of trainees engaged in material handling activities.
Identifies unsafe work conditions/practices and initiates corrective action. Participates in periodic safety meetings, which may involve planning the agenda, gathering information on safety topics, and leading safety discussions.
Responds to “call-outs” or necessary shift schedule changes.
Ensures that nuclear security clearance is maintained by strictly adhering to procedures governing work related to quality assurance, site-specific issues, etc., as required by NRC, federal, and TVA regulations.
Assists in implementation of radwaste management programs. Reviews and ensures Radcon manager’s approval is provided on shipment papers for radwaste and radioactive materials.
Checks in and assists in shipping materials related to site-specific programs, such as major equipment, hazardous waste (PCB and chemical waste), radwaste, etc.
Prepares hazardous waste for shipment to the Hazardous Waste Facility, including preparation of manifests and GBLs and ensuring that waste shipment adheres to federal, state, and TVA regulations for packaging, labeling, and method of shipment.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must possess a valid high school diploma or equivalent. Must be proficient in the basic mathematical functions: add, subtract, multiply, divide whole numbers, percentages, fractions, and averages. Must possess the knowledge to convert standard units of measure; i.e., inches to feet, ounces to pounds, etc. Must be able to convert U.S. weight, capacity, dry measure, length, area, and volume to the metric equivalent. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions precisely. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license and be able to operate TVA vehicles through 1-1/2 ton, manual and automatic transmission. Must be physically capable of lifting, bending, squatting, stooping, climbing stairs/ladders, walking, standing, and sitting for indefinite periods of time in performing material handler duties. Must pass an employment physical, including the standard hearing and vision exam, with no restrictions. Must be able to work any assigned shift, including evenings, midnight, and weekends, and be available to perform work assignments at any location within TVA. Must be knowledgeable of computers and familiar with the basic computer software programs such as Windows, Word, Excel, and Internet. Must be able to prepare required documentation, such as reconciliation reports, receiving reports, and receipt exception reports, as necessary; and use online technology for inquiry, data entry, report requests, and other automated materials-related activities using TVA materials-related software programs.
Must have satisfactorily completed the Material Handler Trainee Program.
Must be able to obtain and maintain nuclear security clearance.
Must be knowledgeable of procedures governing work related to quality assurance, hazardous waste, and other nuclear site-specific issues as required by NRC, federal, and TVA regulations.
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TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at www.samhsa.gov/workplace. TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).