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Radiation Tech

Date: Jul 25, 2021

Location: Erwin, TN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government;

provides technical, management and site services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation

activities; and supplies precision manufactured components and services for the commercial nuclear power industry. BWXT has more than

6,100 employees and significant operations in Lynchburg, Va.; Erwin, Tenn.; Mount Vernon, Ind.; Euclid, Ohio; Barberton, Ohio; and Cambridge,

Ontario, as well as more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy sites around the country. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more




Radiation Technician  -  Nuclear Fuel Services  -  Erwin, TN




Perform surveys, inspections, sample collections, and sample analysis in support of the Safety program at NFS.  All work is done in accordance with written procedures.  Most work involves a knowledge of mathematics and some chemistry.




  1. Perform contamination surveys – building, outside control, transition zones, etc.
  2. Collect and analyze stack samples.
  3. Inspect emergency eye wash fountains and safety showers.
  4. Perform personnel surveys.
  5. Inspect fire protection equipment.
  6. Calibrate air sampler and adjust flow meter rates.
  7. Inspect emergency lights.
  8. Survey respirator devices, assemble and maintain.
  9. Sample and analyze from sewer, ponds, streams, wells, etc.
  10. Analyze vegetation and soil samples.
  11. Collect and analyze IBM air samples.
  12. Measure toxic fumes.
  13. Perform contamination release surveys.
  14. Take high volume air samples.
  15. Perform noise level surveys.
  16. Make minor instrument repairs (such as hand monitors, PAC 4-G)
  17. Perform nasal smears and count.
  18. Perform shipping release surveys/labels, and recording of measurements.
  19. Inspect emergency shelter equipment.
  20. Perform routine dose rate surveys – beta/gamma.
  21. Perform response check and repair of hand monitors (replace face plates and batteries, cords, etc.).
  22. Set up and analyze results of portable air samplers.
  23. Change safety numbers and letters on plant safety bulletin board.
  24. Record data from instrumentation, requiring basic multiplication and division.
  25. Perform some lab analyses – environmental, stack sample, water, air samples.
  26. Check pH on water samples.
  27. Load and unload film badges.
  28. Weigh CO2 cylinders.
  29. Calibrate Air Sample Flow Meters.
  30. Perform calculations using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division – usually calculated using a hand-held calculator.


Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:


  • High School Diploma
  • One year of College Chemistry or may substitute one year of College Physics


Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified

information or matter. Position requires U.S. Citizenship (with no dual citizenship) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy

(DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation and previous employment reference


BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all

personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational

programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.



Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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