Why Work at BNL? Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
The Environmental Protection Division (EPD) develops and delivers environmental products and services for all Brookhaven stakeholders, including federal, state and local regulators, the public, the U.S. Department of Energy, and internal customers . EPD carries the many functions that protect BNL's workers, visitors and the environment, and ensures Lab compliance with environmental laws and regulations. Also, responsible for providing safe collection, packaging and shipment of the Laboratory's environmental samples.
EPD has an opening for a Environmental Sampling Technician in the Ground Water Protection Group (GPG) who's primary responsibility will be to collect groundwater samples from monitoring wells located on and off of the BNL site. Additional responsibilities include tracking and maintaining project schedules, monitoring requirements, and modifications, sampling of groundwater treatment systems and assisting in the collection of other environmental media including air, surface water, soil, flora and fauna samples.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Collect groundwater samples from monitoring wells in adherence to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and the GPG monthly schedule
Collect groundwater treatment system samples in adherence to the SOPs and the GPG monthly schedule
Maintain a detailed project schedule and monitoring requirements database. Communicate with management regarding issues and modifications to program.
Coordinate and supervise contractor sampling support.
When necessary help in the collection of other environmental samples (e.g., air, surface water)
Use of Geoprobe equipment to collect soil and groundwater samples
Document all fieldwork on the appropriate Chains of Custody, sample logs and field logbooks following standard operating procedures
Check daily and calibrate monthly the environmental water quality instruments and ensure yearly manufacturer's calibration
Conduct work following the requirements set forth in the routine SOP's, work permits, Job Risk Assessments (JRA), Facility Risk Assessment (FRA) and in project specific health and safety plans
Ensure that all environmental sampling records are maintained following BNL requirements
Perform routine maintenance of sampling equipment and monitoring wells
Package and shipment of samples to offsite analytical laboratories
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (e.g., respirator, Tyvek suit)
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The equivalence of a technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or technical field, and at least four (4) years of relevant work experience.
Prior experience in the collection of environmental groundwater samples
Experience with EPA sampling methods and quality assurance procedures as it applies to collection and transport of environmental samples
Able to read and understand sampling plans, procedures and carry out task safely with minimal supervision and oversight
Strong customer focus and ability to work as part of a team
Detailed oriented and organized
Strong communications skills (oral and written)
Computing proficiency, especially with MS Office
Positive outlook towards safety and can demonstrate a strong safety work ethic
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Background in radiation monitoring
Experience with the operation of Geoprobe equipment
Experience with sampling for other environmental media including air, surface water, soil flora and fauna samples
Experience with automated sampling equipment (e.g., ISCO sampler) and water quality meters (e.g., YSI)
40-hour Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Ability to lift at least 50 pounds, continuous walking/standing and to climb a ladder
Work outdoors during adverse weather conditions
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.