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Southern Company Health Physicist/Rad Waste Shipper - Plant Vogtle 1&2 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Health Physicist/Rad Waste Shipper - Plant Vogtle 1&2



If you want to make an impact, then we want YOU!

Want to use your skills to make a difference in your community every single day? Then join the Southern Nuclear team that’s improving the lives of our neighbors in Alabama and Georgia. We operate six units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power that generate vital energy for our communities:

• Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.

• Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga.

• Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.

Thanks to our people, we’ve earned our place as an energy leader. Take a look at this opportunity to see how people like you make a positive impact in the community:

The Health Physicist reports to the Radiation Protection Support Superintendent and will have the following responsibilities in the Radiation Protection department:

• As radioactive waste shipping expert, develop processes and procedures associated with the radioactive waste program, generate required documentation, and manage waste inventories and shipment schedules

• Administer waste management software (Radman and Ramship) for characterization and shipping of radioactive waste

• Monitor, analyze, and trend data and prepare reports for assigned work and systems

• Obtain, retain, and expand knowledge necessary to execute job duties in assigned area of work for procedures, plant systems, technical specifications, and applicable agency regulations

• Advise department management on technical matters, to including provide guidance and training on technical issues and challenges within an assigned area of work or system

• Act as technical resource within Fleet peer group to drive performance improvement

• Prepare, revise, and process radiation protection-related procedures

• Oversee radiological source control to ensure radioactive sources are properly stored and controlled in accordance with regulations and plant procedures

• Coordinate department training, qualifications, and performance evaluations, and serve on department training committees

• Conduct observations of technician training and conducts on-the-job training and task-performance evaluations of trainees

• Identify department gaps and performance improvement opportunities, and provide feedback to Radiation Protection and Training management

• Administer department corrective action program

• Serve as department budget coordinator and/or purchasing representative

• Serve as a member of the emergency response organization by filling a designated position within the on-call rotation


• High School diploma or equivalent is required; A.S. degree in Radiological Protection is strongly preferred

• Five (5) years experience in related radiological protection work is required

• Three (3) years experience in applied nuclear plant radiation protection is required


• B.S. degree in related science or engineering discipline is preferred (Science degree should be in Health Physics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or Environmental Health Science)

• DOT qualified in radioactive shipping (with a certificate of training) and at least 2 years of shipping experience at a power plant strongly preferred (BWR experience ideal).

• Completion of nuclear industry initial radiation protection training course

• Experience with RADMAN desired

• Demonstrated application of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) documents and guidelines, and learnings from industry radiation protection programs

• Technical aptitude for radiological protection instrumentation

• Knowledge of nuclear plant systems and processes

• Knowledge of corrective action program


Business Execution

• Develop and manage comprehensive action plans

• Prioritizes and works effectively in deadline-oriented environment

• Make independent technical decisions with risk assessment at multiple levels and with little consultation with management

• Builds consensus within cross-functional teams and delivers innovative results

• Build effective 360-degree working relationships in the organization and engage external peer network to recognize results

• Conduct objective task performance evaluations


• Actively listen for understanding

• Communicate essential information to management/supervision in a clear and timely manner (oral and written)

Behaviorial Attributes

• Act with decisiveness and self-confidence

• Holds self and team members accountable for performance and results

• Respects the dignity of every individual and diverse viewpoints

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Field: Research & Laboratory Sciences

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle - 7821 River Road (7821WAYNESBORO)

7821 River Road

Waynesboro, 30830

Req ID: SNC2005722

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