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Chemical & Radiation Protection Technician

Posted by: Pacific Gas And Electric Company <> on July 17, 2018 at 00:04:02. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: Avila Beach
State: California
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 93424-0056


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Position Summary

We have multiple openings for chemistry and radiation protection technicians. This is an IBEW Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E.

This position is responsible for ensuring portable radiation detection equipment is functioning properly, performing radiation and contamination surveys and based on results make independent determination of appropriate postings of radiological conditions for NRC requirements, evaluate work within the radiological conditions and prescribe precautions, advise on proper decontamination techniques, document and maintain records. The position operates and maintains chemical analysis instrumentation, collects and analyzes radiological and non-radiological processes, and works with supervisors and engineers to advise other plant personnel on plant chemical processes and waste disposal facilities.

To obtain and maintain employment and unescorted access at DCPP, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check, psychological screen, computer-based training, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening.

You will be expected to pass a respirator fit test and be SCBA certified within the first six months of employment. If you cannot meet these requirements, this may result in your termination.


Assures that portable radiation detection and personnel radiation protection equipment are in satisfactory, operable condition.
Instructs employees and others in proper radiation protection procedures.
Maintains survey and other appropriate records in support of the plant and environmental monitoring programs.
Makes routine calibration checks of portable and counting room radiation detection equipment.
Performs and advises other employees in the decontamination of spaces and equipment and the handling, packaging, storing, and shipping of solid radioactive wastes and other radioactive material.
Performs contamination and radiation level surveys, including routine isotopic analysis to assist in assuring that the limits contained in the Company's radiation control standards are not exceeded.


Minimum Qualifications:

Must be at least 18 years of age
Must possess a high school diploma GED
Must possess a valid California Driverís License or ability to obtain one by first day of hire
Must be able to work a shift schedule
Must be able to wear company provided respirator
Must meet both the ANSI 3.1, Chemistry Technician standard and the ANSI 3.1, Radiation Protection Technician standard OR have a minimum of 6 yearsí experience as an engineering laboratory technician (ELT) in the United States Navy

Desired Qualifications:

Current or previous possession of SCBA certification
Design knowledge of nuclear plant systems and structures
Demonstrated experience using strong team building skills
Bachelorís degree in an engineering or science field
Demonstrated ability to learn and comply with regulatory guidelines
Strong math, science, and computer skills
Good verbal and written communication skills
Excellent attention to detail


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