Framatome Radiological Specialist II-IV in Lynchburg, Virginia

Framatome is a major international player in the nuclear energy market recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for designing, building, maintaining, and advancing the global nuclear fleet. The company designs, manufactures, and installs components and fuel for nuclear power plants and offers a full range of reactor services.

With 14,000 employees worldwide, every day Framatome’s expertise helps its customers improve the safety and performance of their nuclear plants and achieve their economic and societal goals.

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Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).

Job Description:

  • Framatome is seeking a Radiological Specialist for our ALARA and Safety Operational Support group located in Lynchburg, VA. *

ALARA and Safety operational support for the Installed Base America (IB-A) business unit who provides a full scope of outage related service activities for commercial nuclear reactors in the U.S. and world markets. IB-A outage related activities includes, but is not limited to, Steam Generator Services (SGS), Component Repair and Replacement (CR&R), Outage Nuclear Services (ONS), Refueling, Eddy Current, Non-destructive Examinations (NDE), and assembly, and disassembly.

  • Responsibilities and duties include: *

Under close to minimal supervision:

  • Works with internal customers (Task Leaders) and external customers (Utility personnel) to determine dose estimates for Framatome’s work activities at commercial reactor sites and other nuclear installations.

  • Works with Task Leaders and Utility personnel to develop ALARA plans for scheduled activities, defining and incorporating dose savings.

  • Reviews post outage reports along with lessons learned and recommends and /or implements measures for exposure savings for future tasks.

  • Participates in design reviews for new tooling and tasks to interject ALARA and safety philosophies

  • Deploys to nuclear facilities to perform duties as an ALARA Engineer including but not limited to:

  1. Performs oversight of company outage work activities while pursuing reduction in exposure

  2. Documents exposure performance with comparison of estimated versus actual dose

  3. Serves as a liaison between company management and customer Radiation Protection representatives

  4. Controls individual dose in accordance with Framatome and customer policies

  5. Serves in an occupational safety professional role

  • May develop safety plans for upcoming work campaigns for maintenance activities performed at customer sites

  • May intermittently augment Radiation Protection staff needs at Framatome’s licensed MAR facility

  • May intermittently perform in a safety role at the Framatome MRR and/or MAR facilities

All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.

  • B.S. in Physics or related discipline highly preferred, plus 2 years additional exp. in radiation protection or health physics or 5 years of related professional experience in lieu of degree.

  • 5 years’ experience in Radiation Protection / ALARA discipline, ANSI / ANS 3.1-1987.

The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position:

  • Previous commercial nuclear reactor ALARA and Radiation Protection experience

  • National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologist (NRRPT) certification (active or inactive)

  • American Board of Health Physics (ABH 1 and/or ABH 1&2)

  • Degree in Radiation Protection, Health Physics, or similar discipline

  • Safety professional experience with certifications such as OHSA 510 or 511

  • Knowledgeable of NRC and OHSA regulations

  • Proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft suites, modelling software such as MicroShield

  • Strong communication abilities such as presenting presentations, conducting training, etc.

TRAVEL: Travel typically 2 to 3 times per year at typically 6 week increments and sometimes may include international deployments.

Framatome is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job: *RADIOPROTECTION

Title: Radiological Specialist II-IV

Location: NORTH AMERICA-Virginia-Lynchburg - MRR

Requisition ID: RAD00570