Technician, Chemical & Radiological (Npg) B - 509590

Tennessee Valley Authority Spring City , PA 19475

Posted 3 months ago


Technician, Chemical & Radiological (NPG) B - 509590

Organization: Nuclear

Department: Nuclear Chemistry

Location: Spring City, Tennessee

Posting Open: 11/11/2019

Posting Close: 11/21/2019 at 11:59pmEST

Salary: Competitive

Job Summary

This position is a qualified, experienced radiological chemist technician who complies with the plant's Technical Specifications staff requirements. The incumbent may work independently and performs chemical analysis, routine surveillances and inspections in accordance with procedures.

This position may maintain records and various types of instruments and equipment. Results of nuclear plant system chemical analysis and data are analyzed to determine compliance with plant parameters and appropriate corrective measures are prescribed. Other duties related to the department's assigned responsibilities may be required to be performed by supervisor. Supervisor provides general guidance and makes work assignments.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

May occasionally direct the activities of other radiological chemist technicians when assigned by supervisor.

Supervision Received

Independently performs most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems.

Skills and Proficiencies (May be job or organization specific)

Demonstrated proficiency in the performance of radio-analytical analysis methods and operation of radio-analytical lab instrumentation

Proficiency with the mathematics used in the equations and calculations used in the lab

Proficiency in chemical lab safety and the safe handle of radioactive materials

Basic computer skills are required for this position

Minimum Qualifications (Consistent with Classification Standard)

Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements

A. S. degree in chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, health physics physical science or computer science or a comparable training program in nuclear plant chemistry. Additionally, the incumbent shall meet the nuclear policy qualification requirements for technicians.

Must be able to obtain and maintain unescorted nuclear plant access and S-3 and S-4 medical qualifications when applicable. Must be able and willing to assume "on-call" rotational assignments which may include 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week availability.

Must be willing and medically able to work rotating shifts and maximum overtime permitted by TVAN procedures during peak periods. Must be able and willing to travel to plant locations as required when performing assigned tasks and, as necessary, to be temporarily assigned to a field location. The position requires use of protective clothing and work in areas with elevated temperatures, high noise backgrounds, asbestos, radiation, and other industrial hazards.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA's Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at

TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

How to Submit Documentation:

  1. Upload documents after you complete the application by clicking Careers Home, Cover Letters and Attachments, and Add Attachment, or
  2. Email documents to

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