Health Physicist (294-378)
Location: Richland, Washington US
Job Number: 258
The radiation protection function has responsibility for the development and implementation of a comprehensive program to limit radiological personnel exposures and environmental impacts associated with manufacturing and manufacturing-support activities. This includes the plant ALARA program.
The radiation protection function includes a functional manager responsible for program development and implementation and staff management. Responsibility for program development, program evaluation, and certain other program sectors, e.g., the ALARA program or the bioassay program, may be assigned to other professional staff within the radiation protection function.
A closely related function is the radiation safety function which includes the Health and Safety Technicians (HSTs) who perform the day-to-day radiological surveillance activities required to implement the Radiation Protection program in the plant, e.g. workplace air sampling, effluent sampling, and contamination surveys. The HSTs report to the manager of the radiation safety function via an intervening supervisor. The Health Physicists work very closely with the Radiation Safety function.
Framatome is seeking a Health Physicist in Richland, WA. This position is a key member of the radiation protection function and supports the Nuclear Safety manager in the development and administration of the radiation protection program.
Primary responsibilities will include:
- Ensures personal and workplace compliance with company and regulatory agency policies that protect employee and public health and safety. This includes directing the ALARA program. Taking the lead on internal dose assessments for routine and unexpected internal exposures. Directing the bioassay program.
- Works on special projects as directed
- Provides client input regarding the use of scientific analysis of complex and multidisciplinary problems and processes.
- Devises new approaches to problems encountered by assessing the effectiveness of procedures considered for development.
- Performs work to specification and procedural requirements.
- Interprets results, prepares reports, and provides technical advice in specialized areas.
- Performs complex design tasks that include supporting the design of a system, evaluating a proposed design and evaluating the operation of a nuclear facility.
- May lead projects.
All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.
- Health Physicist II - Bachelor's degree and/or advanced degree preferably in science or engineering plus 2-3 years of related experience in radiation protection programs.
- Health Physicist III - Bachelor's degree and/or advanced degree preferably in science or engineering plus 4-6 years of related experience in radiation protection programs.
- Health Physicist IV - Bachelor's degree and/or advanced degree preferably in science or engineering plus 6-8 years of related experience in radiation protection programs.
- Health Physicist V - Bachelor's degree and/or advanced degree preferably in science or engineering plus 8-10 years of related experience in radiation protection programs.
- Demonstrated strong problem identification and resolution skills with emphasis on "root cause" analysis.
- Demonstrated strong business and/or technical expertise in a related capacity.
- Strong interpersonal relationships.
- Strong Verbal and Written Communications.
- Knowledge of specialized database applications and PC applications such as MS Word, Excel, Access, etc.
- Knowledge of Health Physics including radiation protection regulation and practices, EPA, NRC, OSHA and other national, state, and local regulatory agency requirements.
- Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management.
The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.
- Desired qualifications include a Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering or Health Physics, and 8-10 years of experience in Health Physics.
- A Certified Health Physicist is a desired and distinguishing asset but is not required for this position.
Framatome is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Job Location Richland, Washington, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Job Number: 294-378
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