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Southern Company Radiation Protection Tech, Sr. (Plant Vogtle 1&2) in Waynesboro, Georgia

Radiation Protection Tech, Sr. (Plant Vogtle 1&2)


Senior Radiation Protection (RP) Technician - Plant Vogtle 1&2

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, manages and operates six nuclear power electric generating plants that provide approximately 20 percent of the electricity used in Alabama and Georgia. It's an exciting time to be part of our growing organization. Southern Nuclear, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, operates Southern Company's six nuclear reactors at three locations in Georgia and Alabama: two reactors at Plant Vogtle, near Waynesboro, GA; two reactors at Plant Hatch, near Baxley, GA; and two reactors at Plant Farley, near Dothan, AL. In addition, construction is underway for two new reactors at our Plant Vogtle location.

If a new and significant challenge is what you have been longing for, and if you are energized, positive, committed, and desiring to make a difference, then we are looking for YOU to join our team!


This posting is for Senior Radiation Protection Technician level personnel for an initial Radiation Protection Department that require accomplished RP experience, skills and must meet at a minimum 3.1 ANSI requirements. Two years of Radiation Protection related work experience (4000 hours over a minimum of 80 weeks, 1 year of nuclear power plant experience) is required. In addition they must be able to pass the EEI Technical Occupations Selection System Test.

Education requirements:

  • A Technical degree in a physical science (i.e. Biology, Micro-Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Math or physical Science), or Navy ELT, or equivalent training as determined by management.

Summary of Position Duties:

As a Radiation Protection Technician at Plant Vogtle, near Augusta, GA you will help ensure the occupational radiation safety of plant workers and provide technical support to the Radiation Protection Department through the following:

  • Monitoring Radiation Controlled Areas on a regularly scheduled basis using fixed and portable survey instruments to evaluate contamination and airborne radiation levels and to assist in establishing dose rates for job coverage

  • Storing, issuing, and testing of respiratory protection equipment

  • Assisting in or becoming lead for repair and calibration of fixed and portable radiation survey instruments when required

  • Providing Radiation Protection coverage to plant operations and maintenance personnel to ensure safe radiological practices

  • Providing radiological evaluation of area decontamination activity

  • Preparing Radiation Work Permits

  • Providing support to Vogtle Plant Dosimetry Program, as needed

  • Providing support for radioactive waste shipments as required.

  • Implementing the process control program as required.

  • Reviewing work packages, projecting exposure for job, evaluating need for shielding, and briefing with technicians and workers on work activities

  • Performing ALARA job reviews and maintaining a job history file for ALARA packages

  • Tracking ALARA suggestions, reviewing and taking necessary action

  • Pursuing methods for improving the ALARA program's performance and efficiency and to increase the awareness of all plant groups of this Program.

  • Photo documentation of plant areas for use in future ALARA job planning

  • Serves on the on-shift Emergency Response Organization

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in a technical radiation protection program is preferred.

  • Must perform daily with a safety-focused attitude and commitment to zero accidents or injuries.

  • Ability to enforce Radiation Protection requirements and stop work when compliance is jeopardized.

  • Strong knowledge of Radiation Protection fundamentals is required.

  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of nuclear power plant procedures, regulations, systems and processes is a plus.

  • Demonstrates an interest in acting as a mentor for lesser experienced Radiation Protection personnel, in the establishment of an initial Radiation Protection program for new nuclear.

  • This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit.

Any applicant accepting this position will be required to meet background screening & security and company physical requirements. Must have capacity to be respirator qualified. This position may be filled at any level depending upon meeting training, education, and experience of the successful candidate.

Southern Nuclear's top priority is the safety and health of the public, our employees and the environment. We are committed to the safe operation of our nuclear generating facilities with equipment and systems that meet strict Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety and design regulations. Each Southern Nuclear employee is committed to instilling Institute for Nuclear Power Operations' "Principles for a Strong Nuclear Safety Culture" in every aspect of their responsibilities.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.


Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle - 7821 River Road (7821WAYNESBORO)

7821 River Road

Waynesboro, 30830

Req ID: SNC2006021