Radiation Protection Technician - Nuclear Special Crew

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Date: Sep 5, 2023

Location(s): Florida City, FL, US, 33035

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  75165 

Florida Power & Light Company is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry?  Join our world-class team today! 


Position Specific Description


Plant Turkey Point is looking to hire a Radiation Protection Technician - Nuclear Special Crew! At FPL our employees are our biggest asset if you're looking to work with a productive team this is the place to be! 

Job Overview

The Radiation Protection Technician job classification shall meet the requirements of the ANSI/AN-3.1-1978 "American National Standard for Selection and Training of Nuclear Power Plant Personnel".  Radiation Protection Technician shall meet or exceed the experience requirements of ANSI/AN-1978, which states: "4.5.2 Technicians. Technicians shall have three years of working experience in their specialty of which one year should be related technical training."

The following guidelines should be used when evaluating technician resumes for compliance with ANSI-3.1 at PSL, ANSI 18.1: 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 an hour for 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 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.

Accountabilities: The Radiation Protection Technician 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

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 
Relocation Provided:  No


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