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Evergy, Inc. Radiation Protection - Apprentice II - III, Intermediate RP Technician in United States

Description

APPRENTICE II-III RADIATION PROTECTION

Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation – Burlington, KS

POSITION SUMMARY

The primary purpose for the Apprentice II, III positions is to provide a progression path for personnel to obtain the ANSI qualifications required for ANSI qualified Senior technicians. Theses positions will provide WCNOC the ability to train personnel with little or no experience to become a Journeyman RP Technician.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Successfully complete all Radiation Protections initial, continuing and fundamental technician training requirements or waivers. Also maintain OJT qualifications as required.

  • Provide radiological controls when assigned during special and routine plant operations, maintenance, refueling outages or emergencies and ensure all activities are in compliance with corporate policies, procedures and the NRC.

  • Conduct routine surveys for contamination, radiation, and airborne radioactivity.

  • Perform decon activities when assigned.

  • Must be able to work shift hours on a rotational shift.

  • Become proficient at the operation of radiation instrumentation and computer systems used for measurement, storage, analysis and processing of radiological data.

  • Assist with radioactive, hazardous and mixed waste program.

  • Provide E-plan coverage and successfully complete and maintain qualifications.

  • Prepare documentation for radiological surveys. Also status responsibilities to perform the necessary documentation as required.

  • Maintain compliance with correct postings of radiological postings or warning devices.

  • Exhibit and promote awareness and sensitivity to safety issues and ALARA.

  • Provide mentoring and coaching over decon personnel.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervision/management.

INTERMEDIATE RADIATION PROTECTION TECHNICIAN

Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation – Burlington, KS

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide radiological controls for personnel. Ensure the safety of WCNOC personnel as well as the public.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Successfully complete all Radiation Protection technician training required including completing and maintaining OJTs.

  • Provide radiological controls during special and routine operations, maintenance, refuelings or emergencies and ensure all activities are in compliance with corporate policies and procedures and the NRC.

  • Provide E-plan coverage and successfully complete and maintain qualifications.

  • When in a Shift Technician position, provide direction and assignment of work activities to other Radiation Protections technicians in-house personnel.

  • During refueling outages, when upgraded to HP Master Technician, provide direction and assignments to supplemental personnel.

  • Perform Radiation Protection software (HPS) data entry to include RWP creation/revision, Access Control record entry, restriction removal and Dosimetry record entries etc.

  • Perform RADS Console Operator duties.

  • Perform all aspects in support of the OJT/TPE process.

  • Perform RP Shift Technician duties after having a minimum of six months experience at WCGS.

  • Job coverage activities involving LHRA, Incore Detector Drives, unconditional releases or survey and decontamination of personnel shall be performed by an ANSI 3.1 qualified HP Technician.

  • Coach and mentor Deconner I, II, III personnel as well as Technician I, II, III personnel.

  • Conduct routine and special surveys for contamination, radiation, and airborne radioactivity and operate a variety of portable air samplers and instruments to perform a variety of tests and calculations.

  • Must be able to work shift hours on a rotational shift if hired after 9/1/2005.

  • Perform laboratory work as related to tests, surveys and surveillance activities.

  • Become proficient at the operation of radiation protection instrumentation and computer systems used for measurement, storage, analysis and processing of radiological data and ensure the proper technical responsibilities are completed.

  • Prepare reports, log results of surveys, and develop computer-generated reports of technical analysis and status responsibilities to perform the necessary documentation as required.

  • Maintain compliance with correct postings of areas due to radiological hazards, including warning devices and exhibit and promote awareness and sensitivity to safety issues and ALARA.

  • Become familiar with the work controls process commensurate with the position.

  • Perform duties commensurate with the employee's level of qualification in all areas of the Radiation Protection department including but not limited to: Radiation Protection support, Radwaste, ALARA and Operations.

  • Support the Radiation Work Permit process including review and evaluation of shielding requirements.

  • Perform Temporary Shielding Request evaluations and support the installation and removal of lead shielding packages (TSR).

  • Review Paperwork designated by supervision.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervision/management.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS - RP Apprentice

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • This position requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • The Apprentice II position requires one-year experience as a Technician I in Radiation Protection or a Associates degree in an applicable field and completion of all initial training program tasks.

  • The Apprentice III position requires one-year experience as a Technician II in Radiation Protection or a Associates degree in an applicable field with one-year applicable experience.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Management has the right to require this position to pass and maintain fire brigade physical, fire brigade physical agilities test and fire brigade qualification when necessary. This is not an essential job function for every position, but management retains its rights to ensure adequate numbers of fire brigade qualified personnel to meet licensing requirements.

This position requires a satisfactory work record including good attendance.

REQUIREMENTS - Intermediate RP Tech

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Regulatory Requirements:

  • Regulatory Requirement: Tech Spec 5.3.1 [ANSI/ANS 3.1-1978] (underlined words are defined in referenced ANSI standard). Please contact Licensing prior to deviating from these requirements or if you have questions.

  • The individuals fulfilling the function of journeyman level Health Physics Technicians shall have three years working experience in the field of health physics, of which one year should be related technical training.

Additional WCNOC Requirements:

  • The Intermediate RP Technician is ANSI 3.1 qualified as a senior Health Physics Technician and will be filled with external hires.

  • The Journeyman Radiation Protection Technician requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent; and must have 1.5 years as Intermediate Radiation Protection Technician. If promoted from the Apprentice III classification, the incumbent must have 1.5 years Health Physics experience at Wolf Creek.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This position requires the ability to pass a respirator/heavy equipment screening physical.

  • This position requires the ability to successfully complete Senior Health Physics exam.

  • Must have a satisfactory work record including good attendance

Note: This is a bargaining unit position.

BOTH NON-BARGAINING UNIT AND BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Shift Variable/Rotating

Job Field: Radiation Protection

Req ID: NUC002D

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