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Tennessee Valley Authority TECH, NDE-ULTRASONIC (TVAN) B - 512528 in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee


Job ID:512528Location:CHATTANOOGA, TNRegular/Temporary:



Organization: Chief Operating Officer

Department: Inspection Services

Location:Chattanooga, TN

Posting Open:01/10/2022

Posting Close:01/19/2022

Grade / Salary: Competitive

In compliance with federal vaccination requirements, TVA employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than November 22, 2021. Offers of employment for this position are contingent upon receipt of acceptable documentation proving that the candidate is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their established start date, unless the applicant has requested and been granted an accommodation for disability or religious reasons.

Job Summary

Serves as an NDE Examiner, providing technical and nondestructive inspection expertise and technical direction of work. Assists responsible engineers in planning and conducting NDE examinations for nuclear, fossil/hydro and outside companies and industries, as required.

Analyzes NDE examination data or results and prepares written reports and quality assurance documents attesting to component acceptance or rejection.

Applies knowledge of engineering material properties and NDE techniques, equipment and applications. Utilizes NDE equipment for specific applications. Interprets specifications and procedures with regard to assigned area of responsibility.

Prepares and issues status reports for the scheduling, tracking and reporting of applicable work activities. Interfaces with other organizations, as necessary, to gather information and prepare plans for scheduling NDE activities that meet plant requirements and schedules.

Performs surveillance of work activities of outside inspection agencies and coordinates their work efforts.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provide technical direction to other NDE examiners of equal or lower grade as necessary. Directs the technical efforts of outside examination agencies.

Supervision Received

Work assignments are made by the supervisor. NDE tasks are performed from verbal instructions and without supervision.

Skills and Proficiencies (May be job or organization specific)

Demonstrated ability to apply logic in performing various NDE techniques and interpret results.

Demonstrated ability to recognize procedural inadequacies and recommend appropriate changes that affect equipment selection and examination coverage as well as technique improvements to meet specified examination parameters.

Demonstrated communication skills; give clear direction, negotiation skills and the ability to confront difficult and adverse situations.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and interface with higher levels of management.

Minimum Qualifications ( Consistent with Classification Standard)

Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements

Shall be a high school graduate or equivalent. Shall have experience in work and specified NDE method with assignments leading to work at the Technician grade. Must meet applicable certification requirements for Level II in the specified test method and two level II certifications in surface examination test methods (MT, PT, VTW, VTI 1,2,3,4) or one additional volumetric discipline. Level I volumetric examination methods (UT, ET, RT) certifications shall be equivalent to Level II surface examination certifications.

Must be able to obtain and maintain unescorted nuclear plant access and S-3 and S-4 medical qualifications when applicable. Must be able and willing to assume “on-call” rotational assignments which may include 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week availability. Must be willing and medically able to work rotating shifts and maximum overtime permitted by TVAN procedures during peak periods. Must be able and willing to travel to plant locations as required when performing assigned tasks and, as necessary, to be temporarily assigned to a field location

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at . TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

How to Submit Documentation:

1) Upload documents after you complete the application by clicking Careers Home, Cover Letters and Attachments, and Add Attachment, or

2) Email documents to [email protected]

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