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Radiation Protection Tech - Nuclear SC

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Date: Oct 16, 2021

Primary Location: Florida City, FL, US, 33035

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  51198 


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Position Specific Description

Senior Radiation Protection- Special Crew 

Job Overview

Minimum requirements for job:

  • An ANSI qualified health physics technician shall have a minimum of 6000 hours (PSL) or 5000 hours (PTN) of health physics experience (junior or senior level) in commercial nuclear power plants, of which, a maximum of 50 hours per week may be accumulated in any single year. Related education, training and experience may be credited as defined below.
    • Equivalent health physics technician experience for decontamination technician experience in commercial nuclear power plants may be credited at a rate of no more than 0.5 hours/hour worked up to a maximum of 1000 hours credit
    • A Navy ELT qualification is equivalent to 5000 hours of commercial health physics technician experience
    • Shipyard experience in health physics (108 qualification) is credited on a four hour basis up to a maximum of 5000 hours.  Shipyard hours cannot be accumulated at a rate of more than 50 hours per week.
    • An associate degree in a related technical field or a bachelor’s of science degree is equivalent to 2000 hours of commercial health physics technician experience.
    • One year of training is equivalent to 500 academic hours
    • Or completes the JR RPT program



  • The Radiation Protection Technologist-Nuclear is responsible for performing and documenting the following:
    • Area radiation surveys (beta and gamma)
    • Area contamination surveys (fixed and smearable for beta, gamma and alpha)
    • Area and breathing zone air sampling
    • Area posting
    • Radioactive material labeling
    • Surveying, tagging and release of clean material from the Radiation Controlled Area (RCA)
    • Job coverage in accordance with plant instructions and Radiation Work Permits
    • Writing Radiation Work Permits
    • Maintaining Radiological Emergency Plan equipment and supplies as well as the regular inventory of the material
    • Providing support for the movement of Radioactive material within the RCA
    • Implementation of the Respiratory Protection Program to include maintenance and issuance of the equipment
    • Decontamination of contaminated personnel
    • Issue, service, calibrate, and perform minor repairs on radiation detection instruments and equipment
    • Responsible for shipping and receiving radioactive material and radioactive waste processing and shipping
    • Perform surveys and documentation for receipt of new fuel and spent fuel handling and shipping
    • Perform or direct decontamination activities
    • Maintain health physics supplies inventory
    • Monitor radioactive laundry so as to return to service
    • Control of radiography operations
  • The Radiation Protection Technologist reports to a Health Physics Supervisor or a General Maintenance Leader when working as a member of a Composite Crew

Required Qualifications

•  Technician Occup Sel Sys Test passed

Preferred Qualifications

•  Fork Lift Operator Certification
•  NRRPT Certification


Employee Group:  Bargaining Unit
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Nuclear Bargaining Unit
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Location:  Florida City, Florida 
Other Work Locations:  Florida 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


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