222-S Analytical Operations Manager

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Job Summary:

The Analytical Operations Manager will have the overall responsibility for the management of the 222-S Hazard Category 3 Nuclear Laboratory analytical operations (referred to as the 222-S laboratory) with a mission of supporting the Department of Energy’s environmental cleanup mission at the Hanford Nuclear site. The 222-S laboratory has 280 staff and an annual operating budget of approximately $80M.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of River Protection (ORP) is responsible for providing analytical chemistry production services, research studies, and analysis, and has ownership of the 222-S laboratory operations to support the Hanford Site environmental cleanup. The lab processes over 40,000 samples per year including chemical analyses (inorganic, organic, radiochemical, materials), process engineering development, and hot cell operations, radiological control and building maintenance. The laboratory also conducts Research and Technology Development programs in support of waste cleanup analytical needs, emergent technologies, physical and chemical characteristics of high-level nuclear wastes, field instrumentation, and mechanisms of equipment failure.

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management website provides additional information regarding the 222-S laboratory and the contract.


The Analytical Operations Manager will report directly to the 222-S Laboratory Manager. This position functions as the interface between the 222-S laboratory and its customers and other site contractors and stakeholders. The Analytical Operations Manager will provide leadership to ensure the day-to-day operations of the laboratory, and its highly experienced staff will execute on its primary objectives. Also, the Analytical Operations Manager will be responsible for maintaining and improving analytical services and capabilities while in a production environment, and preparing the laboratory for future demands of the Hanford site.

The Analytical Operations Manager has accountability for laboratory budgets, quality, scheduling, workforce planning, human resource management, environmental health and safety, and customer deliverables.  This position will also have primary line authority over all analytical services areas/departments including but not limited to low and high-level radiological sample processing and analysis, inorganic & organics samples analysis, materials characterization, failure analysis, methods development, research and development projects, and subcontractors providing analytical services, instrumentation, and laboratory equipment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus ten years of experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or chemical engineering, or equivalent scientific or engineering field with 10 plus years of experience; or Advanced Degree plus 15 years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience including operation of DOE nuclear facilities with of similar size, scope, and complexity a significant plus.
  • Recognized national reputation as a leading figure in a scientific and engineering field. Previous position as laboratory manager/director of laboratory managing Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, and Radiological samples. Previous experience in managing Research and technology development projects, laboratory facility management and upgrades.
  • Must be skilled in articulating and communicating operational goals and objectives, managing others, developing, motivating and empowering staff and union-represented workforce. Must be able to; create a positive learning environment in which all staff can excel, encourage and support teamwork and positively motivate the members of the technical groups, effectively communicate and foster the flow of information in all directions in the organization and demonstrate superior listening skills and the ability to build effective relationships.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of the specific DOE and Hanford environmental safety & health and quality assurance programs as they apply to a Category 2 or 3 radiological facility and laboratory operation including but not limited to DOE Conduct of Operations, DOE Analytical Service Program (DOECAP, MAPEP, and VSP), NQA-1.
  • Ability to develop and execute plans with stringent external and internal safety requirements; ability to modify plans to respond to changing conditions.
  • Ability to constructively and collaboratively interact at the highest level of management, both internally and externally, and appropriately representing 222-S.
  • Ability to interact effectively with the DOE, regulatory agencies, and site contractors.
  • Experience in analytical process re-engineering, methods development, management of laboratory information management systems (LIMS), equipment maintenance and procurement, and completing projects on schedule and within budget.


RJ Lee Group, Inc. offers full-time employees a total benefits package that includes:

Competitive salaries

Paid time off benefits

Medical, dental, vision and medical/dependent care flexible benefits

Group life insurance and disability insurance

401(k) savings and investment program


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