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Senior Work Planner

Company: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC
Location: Amargosa Valley
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:


Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) manages and operates the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Our MISSION is to help ensure the security of the United States and its allies by providing high-hazard experimentation and incident response capabilities through operations, engineering, education, field, and integration services and by acting as environmental stewards to the Site's Cold War legacy. Our VISION is to be the user site of choice for large-scale, high-hazard, national security experimentation, with premier facilities and capabilities below ground, on the ground, and in the air. (See NNSS.gov for our unique capabilities.) Our 2,750+ professional, craft, and support employees are called upon to innovate, collaborate, and deliver on some of the more difficult nuclear security challenges facing the world today. In this environment, the best ideas need to be voiced and every opinion matters. As such, MSTS places great value on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is committed to a diverse and equitable workforce, with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, and perspectives.

MSTS offers our full-time employees highly competitive salaries and benefits packages including medical, dental, and vision; both a pension and a 401k; paid time off and 96 hours of paid holidays; relocation (if located more than 75 miles from work location); tuition assistance and reimbursement; and more.

MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.


The primary role of Work Planners is to develop Activity Level Work Documents (ALWDs) (i.e., work packages), and associated documentation, for the safe execution of work for the Construction, Maintenance, and Services organizations. ALWD development includes facilitating walkdowns and tabletop discussions, development of high-quality and complete job plans and work packages, ensure institutional work management process are being followed and systems being used consistently, facilitate work package review and approvals, and administer the work package completion and closure process. Roles do not include preparation of engineering drawings, development of technical operating procedures, performance of pre-job or post-job briefings, or execution of the scope of work in the work package. Although planners may have areas of expertise, input from subject matter experts (SME) for programs, facilities, engineering, experiments, systems, etc. is required for work package development.

Key Responsibilities

Interface with National Laboratories, Environmental Safety and Health (ESH&Q), Radiological Control, Maintenance, Services, Construction, Fleet, Nuclear Maintenance/Construction, Engineering, project managers, Superintendents, and craft personnel to prepare work documents, (engineering drawings, permits, etc.

Facilitate and attend walkdowns and tabletop reviews for scopes of work.

Preparation of activity level work documents (ALWDs) (i.e., work packages), job plans, Job Hazard Analyses (JHA)s, for Critical Site Infrastructure Utilities, (i.e., Water and Serwer systems, Roadways both primary and secondary), at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and North Las Vegas Facility (NLVF).

Identifying skill of the worker activities and initial required training for work packages.

Perform on-site evaluations in order to clarify work site conditions and discuss job details with the customer and subject matter experts.

Determine tool and equipment requirements.

Prepare a detailed scope of work, with a man-hour and material estimate, and assemble additional pertinent documentation for Davis-Bacon Determinations.

Perform work package reviews and facilitate the resolution of work package issues and concerns identified during work planning and review process.

Ensure a high-level of quality of work packages.

Identify potential safety, security, quality, or performance issues in performing the work scope and bring to the attention of the appropriate SME/manager.

Provide, report, forecast, and maintain status updates for assigned work packages to planning supervisor and work management systems (i.e., Performance Reporting)

Identify, initiate, and track procurements for work packages.

Perform work planning according to the institutional work planning process(es).

Mentor other planners (based on level of experience).

Share lessons learned and best practices.

Capture and share lessons learned and best practices.

Attend identified tier meeting(s).

Support cost estimates, where applicable.

Maintain planner qualifications and participate in training opportunities.

Attend and participate in functional organization meetings as identified.

Champion, participate and implement institutional work planning process improvements.

Perform other duties assigned by Management.


Bachelor's degree in field related to the position or equivalent training and experience plus a minimum of 5 years of progressive related experience

2 years' experience in, Maintenance, and Construction within the Department of Energy Complex is desirable.

Experience in planning for multi-craft work force, performing material procurements, and post maintenance testing desired.

Prior supervisory or Team lead experience.

Ability to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of Civil, electrical and/or mechanical applications for use in planning and estimating work is preferred.

Experience with Maximo Business Solution software or similar software.

Experience with business software applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, is required.

Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management System is desired.

General knowledge of National Electric Code, Uniform Building Code, and Uniform Plumbing Code is desired.

Strong communication and teamwork skills, self-motivated, and desire to improve and learn.

General knowledge of municipal utilities, such as, electrical, water/waste/sewer, and road/highway systems is desired.

Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and provide guidance to a team of planners, schedulers, and/or other staff personnel to achieve an effective set of work plans and documents under minimal supervision.

The primary work location will be at the Nevada National Security Site (located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada).

Work schedule will be 4/10s Monday through Thursday, 7am-5:30pm (subject to change).

Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Must have a valid driver's license.

MSTS is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants offered employment with MSTS are also subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. In addition, Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship, at least 18 years of age. ReferenceDOE Order 472.2 (https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/400-series/0472.2-BOrder-chg1-pgchg) , "Personnel Security". If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in10 CFR Part 707.4 (http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=14b1c770db022992d237769fbe9fc519&mc=true&node=se10.4.707_14&rgn=div8) , "Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites," will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, required to participate in subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference10 CFR Part 709 (http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title10/10cfr709_main_02.tpl) , "Counterintelligence Evaluation Program."

MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Annual salary range for this position is:$77,001.60 - $115,502.40.

Starting salary is determined based on the position market value, the individual candidate education and experience and internal equity.

Posted Date4 weeks ago(4/2/2024 6:10 PM)

Job ID2024-7381

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Location : CityMercury

Location : State/Province (Full Name)Nevada

Keywords: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC, Spring Valley , Senior Work Planner, Professions , Amargosa Valley, Nevada

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