Under limited supervision, performs Radiation Protection/Health Physics engineering functions as assigned by management. Typical job responsibilities are to assist and support management and Principal Radiation Protection Engineers in the development of the Radiation Protection Program core functions by evaluating, monitoring and interpreting levels of radiation and contamination at the Paducah site in accordance with the DOE approved Radiation Protection Program (RPP). Other duties include the development and review of radiological worker training, radiological control technician training and, determining appropriate preventative measures to limit exposure of site personnel, including data collection, analysis, and ensuring that site operations are conducted in accordance with contractual, statutory and regulatory requirements and Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership procedures. The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and support management in one or more of the following functional areas, in addition to other duties as assigned:
Provides technical and/or functional guidance to the Radiation Protection team.
Development and delivery of radiological worker training
Development and delivery of radiological control technician training
Participates in planning and optimizing ALARA design and control to support D&D, Environmental Remediation and Waste Management related to measurements, controls, ALARA evaluations, and data interpretations.
Communicates status of measurements exceeding safe levels and recommends engineered controls.
Contributes to the modification of policies and procedures to enhance radiological safety.
Provides interpretative guidance regarding radiation levels and appropriate controls.
Supports Radiation Protection functional areas such as sampling, data capture, entry and analysis support, documentation, procedure update, report preparation, or related areas.
Prepares survey and release plans for facilities and equipment.
Evaluates materials and equipment for unrestricted release.
Performs personnel dose assessments.
Provides technical guidance in interpreting standards.
Provides technical guidance in selecting anti-C clothing.
Assist in the development of corrective actions in response to radiological problems.
Performs audits and assessments of functional areas of the radiological program.
Development and maintenance of internal and external dosimetry program
Quality assessment of vendor support activities
Other job related duties as assigned
Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner.If supervising others, has responsibility for the safety of those being supervised and ensures they comply with established safety policies and procedures and practice safe work habits
Actively participates in Safety Work Groups
BS/BA degree in Health Physics, Engineering, Science or Math or a related field and 8 years of operational health physics experience, 5 years health physics engineering/dosimetry/training experience, and 3 years of experience in the DOE/NNSA complex or a Gaseous Diffusion Enrichment facility, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Active DOE security clearance or the ability to obtain
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Attention to detail
Intermediate PC skills including Microsoft software
Strong math/science skills/aptitude
Work in an environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.
Ability to wear respirator and other protective equipment to enter various types of potentially hazardous areas (such as but not limited to chemical, dust fumes, mists, heat stress factors, etc.
Ability to carry several instruments/equipment or tools while walking extensively. Potential prolonged walking/standing, repeated pushing/pulling.
Ability to perform medium to very heavy work, exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, non-repetitive, up to 50 pounds of force frequently (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person “buddy system”), and/or more than 20 pounds of force constantly, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.
Potential for prolonged driving of or riding in a motor vehicle, machine operation, and/or working around moving equipment/machinery or motorized vehicles (such as but not limited to car, truck, golf cart, gator, heavy equipment).
Ability to work in confined areas, tanks, heat stress conditions, high noise and areas with radiation and chemical hazards.
Environmental conditions may include weather or temperature extremes, inclement weather (such as but not limited to wind, rain, excessive heat, excessive cold, snow/ice, etc.)
In some cases radiological training may be required.
May be required to operate company vehicle during the course of work. All safety and DOT regulations and procedures must be adhered to at all times.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.