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Vessel Technician

Sonic Systems manages qualified field service technicians who perform maintenance, repairs, and modifications to licensed nuclear facilities in the United States and around the globe which are shut down for refueling.

We are looking for individuals with mechanical experience/abilities, who are able to meet the physical demands of the job.

Principal Responsibilities/Functions
The duties of a Vessel Technician include the disassembly and reassembly of the Reactor and its major internal components. Ancillary tasks include the staging of tools and equipment; cleaning and inspection of components used for reassembly, and the packaging and demobilization of tools to the next location.

The work is typically performed in a very congested area that is typically contaminated and considered a high radiation area. The Vessel Technician works closely with other team members and will report to the Lead Vessel Technician or Refuel Floor Technical Director.

The individual will be required to wear radiation and environmental protection equipment which could encompass plastics, anti-contamination clothing and supplied air breathing equipment.

Additional Duties/Responsibilities:
• Rigging of reactor components and tooling
• Reading and comprehending detailed work instructions in accordance with written procedures and management direction.
• Conducting preparations for reactor vessel disassembly and reassembly including cleaning of components and staging of equipment, materials, and parts
• Provide feedback and recommendations for improvements to the Vessel Technician tasks.
• Ensuring Nuclear Safety a priority during all aspects of the job.
• Perform Safety Observations at each work location.

Minimum Experience/Requirements Needed:
• Must have strong mechanical/technical skills.
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Previous Nuclear Experience highly desired, specifically BWR.
• Previously worked as a Vessel Technician for 3 or more outages or have equivalent heavy rigging experience.
• Individual must be proficient with computers for online training, communications, expense and time entry.

Other Requirements

• Must be able to obtain Unescorted Site Access at a Nuclear Power Plant (includes background investigation, drug testing, and psychological exam)
• Must be able to pass required physical exam & training for use of respirator.
• The job of Vessel Technician physically demanding and being physically fit can sometimes mean the difference in preventing injury to yourself and/or your teammate.
• Meet physical requirements of the job
o Able to stand, bend & kneel for extended periods of time
o Able to lift 50 lbs.
o Able to work heights
o Able to work in a confined space/ highly congested work area
o Able to wear full body protective clothing, to include Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).
o Able to work in radiation control areas
• Complete Sonic’s Safety training modules
• Successful completion of skill specific training (80% or higher)
• Position is located on customer sites.
• Frequent travel to customer plant sites, duration of stay typically 1-2 months per outage
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