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Health Physics Technician I

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Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location(s): Seabrook, NH, US, 03874

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  62429 

 

NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.

 

Position Specific Description

 

This position will be located at our Seabrook, New Hampshire site.

Job Overview

Performs all aspects of the Radiation Protection Program to ensure detection, assessment and control of radiation and radioactive materials in the Station including its systems, structures and work areas.  Assists in maintaining personnel exposure as low as reasonably achievable.  Performs common and specific duties and responsibilities associated with the assigned departmental organizational section (i.e., Operations, Instrumentation, ALARA, Dosimetry, REMP and Respiratory Protection) of the Health Physics Department.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participates in and successfully completes Station and Health Physics Department training and qualification programs
  • Performs assigned duties in accordance with approved procedures, accepted radiation protection practices, regulatory policies, Quality Assurance program requirements, safety rules and regulations
  • Recommends changes to existing Health Physics procedures, methods and practices to improve Station performance and to reduce personnel exposure
  • Performs detailed and/or special testing and evaluations using complex components, systems and laboratory equipment
  • Assumes “Designated-in-Charge” responsibilities when assigned.  Provides functional direction and guidance to other Health Physics Technicians as assigned
  • Prepares and maintains Health Physics logs, records and other documents for the purposes of substantiating regulatory and procedural compliance
  • Maintains designated emergency equipment and assures their availability by periodic inspections and inventories
  • Provides various support for Radwaste functions including shipping and receipt of radioactive material
  • Identifies and reports noted deficiencies to appropriate personnel
  • Terminates any department activity which is not being carried out in accordance with applicable procedures, specifications, regulations, requirements or accepted practices
  • Terminates any activity which jeopardizes personnel safety, equipment safety, or continued power generation
  • Performs minor station decontamination to control radioactive material
  • Maintains and calibrates whole body count equipment
  • Operates whole body counters
  • Prepares and processes personnel, environmental, site area and emergency plan TLDs
  • Assists in the implementation of the in-vitro bioassay program
  • Performs respirator (face piece) fit testing of personnel
  • Performs maintenance, testing and calibration of health physics instrumentation
  • Inspects, tests, certifies, issues and maintains respiratory protection equipment such as self-contained breathing apparatus and air purifying respirators for normal and emergency use
  • Performs radioactive source leak testing and inventories
  • Maintains Health Physics Counting Room equipment and ensures that it is calibrated and operable at all times
  • Establishes and verifies acceptability of breathing air equipment for use with airline respiratory protection equipment in emergency, routine and maintenance activities
  • Performs surveys and sampling for the purposes of detection and control of radiation and radioactive material in plant systems, components and structures.
  • Provides radiation protection surveillance and control of all Station operations and maintenance activities to ensure that they are in accordance with procedural requirements and ALARA concepts
  • Issues industrial respiratory protection equipment in accordance with established safety procedures
  • Determines radiological respiratory protection requirements and issues the appropriate equipment
  • Controls and issues portable monitoring devices, and assists in the control and issue of personnel monitoring devices
  • Monitors movement and handling of all radioactive materials at the Station
  • Prepares, authorizes and controls Radiation Work Permits
  • Performs the duties of the shift Health Physics Technician
  • Operates computerized plant systems designated for Health Physics personnel (e.g., Radiation Data Management System, etc.)
  • Implements administrative controls to assure Station and regulatory requirement compliance
  • Participates in the resolution of dosimetry abnormalities
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.  
  • Three to four years of experience in Health Physics at Seabrook Station or at a nuclear facility.  (Reference ANSI/ANS 3.1-1993)
  • Successful completion of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Technician Occupations Selection System (TECH) aptitude test required. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in a related field or equivalent education and/or experience preferred.

 

Employee Group:  Bargaining Unit
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Craft Skilled/ Journey Level
Organization:  NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC 
Relocation Provided:  No

 

Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.

 

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

 

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

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