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Work Control Planner – Los Alamos, NM

19400001061 Requisition #

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that keeps you on top of the latest technical developments and improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. 


We are currently seeking an experienced Work Control Planner. While working to achieve N3B LLCC objectives, will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner; will maintain required safety, security and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety and security an integral part of every task; including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.

  • Responsible for preparing and managing the project schedule

  • Responsible for providing updates required by the T2S PM or N3B Project Manager and/or project staff

  • May negotiate lead times with suppliers and manage schedules for timely delivery

  • Prepares, reviews, and issues equipment and/or system modification, corrective maintenance, and/or preventative maintenance work packages in accordance with applicable procedures and regulations

  • Analyzes time and material requirements for work activity

  • Assists in the preparation of detailed specifications for materials and labor estimates

  • Assists in the development of step-by-step instructions for work

  • Tracks and expedites established priority of work packages

  • Assists in preparing and/or reviews efficient and specific instructions for the isolation, containment or de-energizing various mechanical, physical, electrical, chemical and/or radiological systems according to established procedures and regulations

  • Performs various functional and administrative activities in conjunction with the primary work control/work package development including, but not limited to, permit development, testing requirements, documentation generation, records management, database information management, retrieval and review, and/or training

  • Understands and adheres to all Laboratory and industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to work control and planning

  • Ensures all work control results, materials, processes, and final products meet quality specifications and are completed according to established requirements

  • Complies with all health & safety policies and practices


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or equivalent; however, a combination of education and relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the position’s duties and responsibilities have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable  

  • Unique knowledge of and broad experience with unique and/or complex work control, materials management, and/or mechanical maintenance

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of work hazards, safety practices, operating configuration, and lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures in unique and/or complex facilities

  • In-depth understanding and ability to interpret various unique and/or complex mechanical and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, and schematics

  • Ability to fully utilize and manipulate a computerized work management system in maintaining and tracking work- planning activities

  • Ability to fully conceptualize and communicate major elements of work control and planning for unique and/or complex activities to both technical and non-technical personnel

  • Ability to adapt procedures, tools and/or equipment to meet special needs

  • Ability to perform duties and tasks that are varied and complex

  • Ability to serve as a resource to others in the resolution of problems and issues

  • Ability to recommend approaches for new or improved processes

  • Ability to work with broad objectives, with latitude to determine the best way to accomplish tasks

  • Ability to lead certain aspects of a task or project

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented project environment

  • Familiarity with the LANL site and work environment preferred

 Other Desirable Knowledge and Experience:

  • Extensive experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on unique and/or complex problems affecting work control and planning

  • Demonstrated exceptional skill in the preparation and presentation of work control reports.

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the Laboratory's work control and facility policies, practices, and procedures

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting work control and planning

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) required

  • Skill and ability to perform complex professional tasks independently, and to analyze and develop innovative solutions to problems

  • Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements (Light Work):

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


Light Work Category:

Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. The employee exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 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.



This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


In this position the qualified candidate may support one of more of the following departments, Groundwater Monitoring, Surface Water Monitoring, Drilling, Storm Water Corrective Actions, and/or Remediation Services.


The qualified candidate may be required to attain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.


Individual must pass a pre-employment drug screen and accept all company policies. This position may require a physical fit-for-duty screen as well.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age.


If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, for immediate consideration please submit your resume to Tetra Tech, Inc., at www.tetratech.com.  Please mention the position you are applying for in your cover letter and include salary requirements. A Pre-employment drug screen is required.


Tetra Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.


If you are disabled and need assistance with your job application process, please fax the position you are applying for to: (973) 630-8111.

Tetra Tech is an EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability employer.  Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.




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