Arizona Public Service Radiation Protection Tech in TONOPAH, Arizona
Radiation Protection Tech
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Date: May 19, 2023
Location: TONOPAH, AZ, US, 85354
Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.
Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.
Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.
The Radiation Protection Technician performs radiological protection activities such as radiological surveys, sampling and analysis to ensure the health and safety of the general public and employees from the hazards of radiation and to ensure compliance with regulations, standards and procedures.
A two-year Associates degree in Radiation Protection-related coursework from an accredited college plus two (2) years of working experience in Radiation Protection positions. In lieu of an Associates degree, High school diploma/GED plus three (3) years of experience in Radiation Protection positions (of which one year should be Radiation Protection technical training) OR a Radiation Protection certificate from an accredited college plus two (2) years of working experience in Radiation Protection positions. (Meets minimum education and experience requirements per Palo Verde Procedure 01DP-0EM08, Appendix A.)
SR Minimum Requirements
A two-year Associates degree in Radiation Protection-related coursework from an accredited college plus four (4) years of working experience in Radiation Protection positions. In lieu of an Associates degree, High School diploma/GED plus six (6) years of working experience in Radiation Protection positions (of which one year should be related technical training) OR National Registry of Radiation Protection Technicians (NRRPT) certification OR a Radiation Protection certificate from an accredited college plus five (5) years of working experience in Radiation Protection positions. (Meets or exceeds minimum education and experience requirements per Palo Verde Procedure 01DP-0EM08, Appendix A.)
Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications: Knowledge of radiological fundamentals, mathematical concepts and plant systems. Ability to analyze and interpret data. Qualified in INPOs Common Industry Radiation Protection tasks.
Any PVGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member. Any PVGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities. These are conditions of employment at PVGS.
1) Performs job coverage, including Medium and High Radiological Risk work activities, to ensure the highest level of radiological safety is provided during online and outage work activities.
2) Executes duties associated with Radioactive Material packaging and Limited Quantity and Exempt Radioactive Material Shipments, Radiological Effluent Monitoring and Dosimetry Issuance and In-Vivo Monitoring. Implements Palo Verde administrative procedures to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations, and with Palo Verde procedures and policies.
3) Performs radiological surveys, provides accurate documentation, and establishes necessary radiological postings as required to maintain positive control for work activities being conducted within Radiologically Controlled Areas (RCA). Conducts radiological surveys necessary for unrestricted release of materials, equipment, and personnel.
4) Evaluates personnel contamination monitor and portal monitor alarms and performs personnel decontamination activities to ensure radioactive material is controlled within the Radiologically Controlled Area (RCA).
5) Maintains positive control of contamination, radioactive material, radioactive waste, and radioactive sources by using good ALARA practices and engineering controls. Ensures personnel access into the RCA meets Radiation Work Permit (RWP) requirements.
6) Completes evaluations to determine necessary actions required to maintain occupational exposures As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA). Responsibilities include preparing Radiation Work Permits (RWPs).
7) Participates and progresses through an accredited Radiation Protection Technicians training program by successfully completing assigned task qualifications.
8) Inspects, calibrates, and maintains radiological protection instrumentation, dosimetry and sampling equipment.
9) Performs on-site and public protection actions as a member of the Emergency Response Organization including Radiological Field Assessment Team duties and in-plant surveys and sampling.
Export Compliance / EEO Statement
This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Generating Stations (PVGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.
For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.
This position requires work to be performed in the field and/or at the work site, due to the nature of work.