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This position is located in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Office of Operations Management (OOM), at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana.


As a Waste Management Services Mechanic, you will serve as the shift operator-in-charge and perform the following duties and functions:

  • Operate a Hospital, Medical, Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) plant, including operations, maintenance, and proper performance of two complex incinerators and a related high-efficiency pollution control system.
  • Operate, monitor and adjust controls in response to any operational anomalies.
  • Maintain various auxiliaries on the incinerators including centrifugal pumps, induced draft fans, cumbustion controls, actuated valves, air compressors, and numerous other equipment.
  • Calibrate gas monitoring equipment, filters, sampling lines, pumps, and sensors associated with the incinerators.
  • Perform proper storage, transfer, and incineration of research waste materials, which includes Biosafety Level-4 (BSL-4) materials.
  • Coordinate the recycling program for the entire Rocky Mountain Laboratory campus.