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Facility Support Representative/Radiological Engineer

Job ID 3455 Date posted 10/28/2022

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

Position Description

Supervise a staff of Radiological Control Technicians (RCTs).

Evaluate line organization radiological work activities, developing radiological work permits, with an emphasis on providing solutions-oriented services for achievement of science mission objectives.

Develop and implement plans, administrative, and engineering controls to minimize environmental impact of work, which includes applying pollution prevention and waste minimization techniques.

Serve as a subject area technical expert for assigned topics (i.e. radiological engineering procedures development, radiation shielding design, dose assessments, and ALARA assessments)

Perform complex radiological protection calculations.

Develop complex technical reports and documents that demonstrate an advanced level of competency in a radiological engineering discipline, (e.g., Technical Position Papers, Technical Basis Documents)

Support the resolution of corrective actions and assist in the investigation of radiological incidents

Guide/mentor less experienced professionals.

This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisor’s request.

Position Requirements

BS degree in Health Physics, Radiological/Nuclear Engineering, or closely related technical field OR equivalent education/certification in specialized radiological/nuclear operations and (10) ten years of progressively responsible related work experience.

Specialized experience must include radioactive material and contamination control, radiological survey, radiological work coverage, airborne radioactivity sampling, radiological instrumentation and detection, and implementation of as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) principles. Experience implementing a Radiation Protection Program in accordance with 10 CFR 835 within the DOE Complex or 10CFR820 at NRC sites.

Working knowledge of Code of Federal Regulations, DOE Orders, and ANSI standards that provide guidance and requirements for radiation protection programs.

Consistent with DOE-STD-1098, reading and comprehension skills are necessary for radiation safety training, strong verbal and written communications skills are required for this position. (e.g)

Demonstrated applicable experience performing complex radiological protection calculations. Experience performing radiological evaluations of facility systems and source terms using tools such as Microshield, MCNP, or other radiological software.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Advanced degree (e.g., MS) in Health Physics, Radiological/Nuclear Engineering or related engineering/science discipline

American Board of Health Physics Board Certified (CHP).

Current registration with the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT).

Seven years’ experience implementing DOE radiological protection standards and Federal regulations on occupational radiation protection (i.e., 10CFR835, Occupational Radiation Protection Rule); supervision of Radiological Control Technicians (RCTs); evaluation of line organization radiological work activities; and preparation of radiological work permits, with an emphasis on providing solutions-oriented services for achievement of science mission objectives.

Consistent with DOE-STD-1098, reading and comprehension skills are necessary for radiation safety training. Strong verbal and written communications skills are required for this position.

Experience with Radiological Modeling software (i.e. MCNP, Fluka, and Microshield.)

Experience in working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1.

Environment, Safety and Health Requirements

Moderate lifting (less than 30 lbs.).

Alertness, hearing alarms, understanding speech and speaking / communication.

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required at the start of your employment.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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