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Date Posted: October 8, 2020
Reports To: Radiation Safety Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Location: Andrews, Texas Worksite Facility

Summary
Performs work in specialized field of Radiation Safety. Works under the general supervision of the Radiation Safety Manager. Will perform All RST tasks, including but not limited to: count room operations involving smear and air sampling analysis for gross counts, daily source and response checks of hand held instruments, airborne radiological sampling, work coverage contamination and radiation surveys, and documentation for contaminated individual surveys. On this job, the employee may receive occupational exposures to ionizing radiation that are As Low As is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and within regulatory limits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Monitors intensity of radiation levels in the environment and workplace to determine the types of potential radiation hazards.
  • Performs radiation surveys by collecting and processing samples of air, soil, water, vegetation, and other environmental media to determine concentration of radioactivity.
  • Recommends to qualified radiation workers the appropriate monitoring devices, protective equipment, and stay time when working in restricted areas.
  • Collects and analyzes personnel monitoring equipment and radiation recording instruments for inclusion in summary reports.
  • Issues, collects, and ships bioassay kits to offsite laboratory for analysis.
  • Performs smear surveys of suspected contaminated area by wiping floor with smear and counting smear with field instrument and/or count room instrument to obtain contamination counts.
  • Informs supervisors when individual exposures and area radiation levels approach maximum permissible limits.
  • Recommends work stoppage in unsafe areas, posts warning signs, and ropes off contained areas.
  • Calculates amount of time employee may be exposed safely to radiation in restricted areas, taking into account contamination counts and health physicist’s determination concerning exposure limits of personnel.
  • Instructs personnel in radiation safety procedures and demonstrates use of protective clothing and equipment.
  • Monitors time and intensity of exposure of personnel working in radiation waste disposal areas.
  • Inspects shipments for contamination and tags shipments in which radiation count exceeds specifications.
  • Logs data such as status of areas being decontaminated, rate of radiation exposure to personnel, and location and intensity of radioactivity in contaminated areas.
  • Tests detection instruments against standards to ensure their accuracy.
  • Ensures the company’s radiation protection standards are in accordance with federal, state, and industry programs, including maintaining records and data as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Associates degree in Health Physics/Radiation Safety Technology, Physical Science, or a related technical field, or minimum of fifty (50) hours of related study and minimum one to five+ years’ experience in Radiation Protection, Environmental Monitoring, Industrial/Occupational safety, Radiological Instrumentation or combination of education and experience per the discretion of the hiring manager.

Language Skills
Ability to read, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information on one-on-one and small group situation to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Inventory software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative to those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Date Posted: September 29, 2020
Department: Transportation & Logistics
Reports To: Director, Transportation & Logistics
Location: Crystal River, Florida

Summary

The DOT Shipper is a transportation professional trained to 49 CFR 172 Appendix H.  The DOT shipper is a transportation professional that is fully qualified to assist with material characterization, packaging selection, and shipping document preparation

The Shipper is assigned full-time in the field to coordinate transportation and disposal (T&D) services with the customer, and supports the T&D document preparation/distribution. In this role, the Shipper will prepare all on-site shipping paperwork, waste manifests and maintain daily shipping logs.

The Shipper also will coordinate and manage shipments for disposal, and may be required to track and manage trucks, intermodal containers, and railcars.  This shipper provides the customer with a consolidated and consistent daily approach to ensure all waste shipments are transported efficiently and safely.

The individual shall possess adequate training including applicable sections of Department of Transportation including 49 CFR 172 Appendix H, and other applicable training requirements for overseeing the management of hazardous materials. In addition, this individual shall possess the required OSHA HAZWOPR training and medical monitoring commensurate with the full-time on site role. This individual shall be considered a dedicated resource for the duration of the assigned project.

This position requires good oral and written communication skills. It also requires managerial and technical expertise in the areas of rail transportation, DOT, NRC, RCRA, OSHA, Project operations and waste disposal requirements.

Maintain customer relations overview and design plans for executing transportation for projects and waste campaigns destined to WCS for disposal and/or treatment.

This position coordinates shipments with WCS operations personnel.

This position may be performed remotely or at the WCS facility.

Performs routine security activities related to providing security for personnel and property at the facility by performing the following duties.  Provides oversight involving access to the facility by all personnel and vehicles. Reports directly to the Security Supervisor.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may receive occupational exposures to ionizing radiation that are As Low As is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and within regulatory limits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Conduct reviews of customer waste data for compliance with requirements for shipping and disposal site waste acceptance.
  2. Visually inspect outgoing material and containers.
  3. Verify the appropriate treatment, sampling, and analysis, and meets the criteria of the approved Profile, WAC, and DOT requirements.
  4. Properly characterize, classify, and Profile the waste stream using approved and accepted industry standards.
  5. Ensure that the selected packaging is waste stream is appropriate for the waste/material being shipped.
  6. Inspect package after initial loading and complete a checklist for each package.
  7. Perform or review the results of radiological surveys of each package (radiation & contamination), to ensure that conditions meet requirements of DOT, and document with appropriate survey forms;
  8. Perform or review the vehicle/package radiological release survey for shipping purposes including supporting evidence of same with appropriate survey forms;
  9. Provide estimated or actual weights on each loaded container based on information provided by others (may include scale tickets or estimated weights based on bucket scale results, for example).
  10. Assure that WCS can rely on all above representations made by the Generator or other contractors related to shipped material.
  11. Establish a detailed communication approach with the customer and interface with WCS site Operations Managers.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position may supervise other shipping personnel for certain transportation and logistics projects.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience 

This individual must have at least five (5) years of related waste management work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as state and federal regulations, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

Reasoning Ability

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Have the ability to apply basic concepts of algebra, accounting and geometry.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully. An individual should have knowledge of Development and Project Management Software, Internet, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Other Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge or ability in the following areas; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act(RCRA); Department of Transportation(DOT); Texas Commission on Environmental Quality(TCEQ); Texas Administration Code(TAC); Understanding of Federal, State and Facility policies and regulations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may receive occupational exposures to ionizing radiation that are As Low As is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and within regulatory limits.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Date Posted: September 11, 2020

Location: This position is out of the Dallas office, but based on assignment offices may be remote and the candidate will be required to travel.

General Position Description:

  • Assist Business Development group with market insights and initiatives
  • Provide Nuclear power plant operational understanding to develop and implement WCS service offering
  • Support waste management services during NPP decommissioning
  • Facilitate/perform characterization of nuclear waste
  • Perform DOT and NRC waste package evaluations and plans
  • Provided advanced informational systems development and implementation for various technical aspects of the waste services

Specific Responsibilities:

  • D&D Waste Management Technical Support (characterization support/overview, waste flow management, packaging plans, etc.)
  • Special Projects Manager (as defined)
  • Large Components Projects Technical Support (transportation, characterization support, etc.)
  • Understand and run advanced computational analysis and programs
  • ELITE or other information system tools development or enhancements (Customer experience enhancements)
  • D&D planning support
  • Remote and customer site shipping support
  • Support/initiate waste characterization analysis and studies
  • Support/initiate waste transportation analysis and plans
  • Participate in customer sales calls and meetings
  • Contribute to developing service definition to various customers
  • Participate/lead/conduct waste service coordination at customer facilities
  • Ensure quality and effective communication with customers and WCS functional departments
  • Attend various conferences
  • Maintain up to date industry understanding
  • Provide high quality technical and management reports

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory.
  • Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to work in a general office environment and travel as required.

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Date Posted: September 1, 2020

Reports To: Radiation Safety Manager
Location:  Andrews or Dallas, Tx

Summary
To provide health physics (HP) support to Facilities/assigned Generators, HP consultative advice to line and facility management, HP technical support, developing and implementing elements of the Radiation Protection Program Compliance Program.

Duties may include but are not limited to:
Providing HP/Radiation Safety (RS) program management and oversight:

  • Preparing, reviewing and revising radiation protection manual procedures.
  • Establishing, implementing and maintaining radiation protection performance models and metrics.
  • Monitoring RS related non-conformances and corrective actions.
  • Performing RS compliance inspections.
  • Preparing or participating in annual RS program compliance reviews.

HP/RS services for assigned facilities and projects:

  • Development and implementation of RS controls, processes and procedures.
  • Project specific dose assessments.
  • ALARA assessment and reviews.
  • Preparation, review and/or approval of radiological work plans/procedures.
  • Post-work ALARA reviews.
  • Response and investigation of unplanned event investigations.

Technical HP/RS services for assigned facilities and projects:

  • Review and approval of the selection and procurement of radiation and contamination measuring and monitoring equipment.
  • Oversight of site processes for the calibration of RP instrumentation.
  • In-Situ gamma spectroscopy.
  • Oversight of decontamination methods and techniques.
  • Planning, execution, and documentation of scoping, characterization, and release radiological surveys.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                  

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of recommendations and guidelines of radiological protection standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of radiation protection philosophies, procedures, equipment, and techniques used both in theory and practice.
  • Use of Microsoft computer software, knowledge, and use of databases.
  • Knowledge in the use of modeling tools such as MicroShield, Skyshine, RESRAD, CAP88, Hotspot Scale, and MCNP.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work to meet objectives and targets.
  • Ability to make decisions based on established requirements, procedures, and practices.

Education and/or Experience  

  • Degree in Health Physics or Nuclear Engineering OR (B) Certified Health Physicist (CHP) OR (C) 3 years or more working functionally as a Health Physicist, plus a science or engineering degree.

Language Skills                                                            

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills                                                   

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

Reasoning Ability                                                       

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills                                                           

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software and Microsoft Access.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may receive occupational exposures to ionizing radiation that are As Low As is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and within regulatory limits. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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