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Southern Company Nuclear Chemist - Plant Vogtle 1&2 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Nuclear Chemist - Plant Vogtle 1&2


Nuclear Chemist - Plant Vogtle 1&2

The Nuclear Chemist will report to the Chemistry Manager and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and revise processes and procedures for areas under your responsibility. Pressurized water reactor chemistry areas include radioisotope Counting Room, diesel fuel oil, environmental, Primary/Secondary chemistry.

  • Serve as the sampling system and lab instrumentation expert on selected systems, including trending, troubleshooting, and vendor interface

  • Track and advocate for equipment repairs using the work management process

  • Assist with Nuclear IQ data management applications

  • Participate in training activities such as on-the-job training/evaluation of technicians, developing and delivering training material

  • Maintain the Secondary, Closed, and Open Cooling Water Strategic Plans and subsequent revisions to ensure compliance with Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) guidelines

  • Serve as a backup to other chemists as needed for the organization

  • Prepare material and services purchase orders

  • Serve as external vendor contract administrator and/or task director

  • Participate in Corrective Action Program and coordinator duties

  • Networking with industry groups and other fleet stations by performing benchmarks, self-assessments, and participating in technical support groups.

  • Assist with varied roles that support successful planned and unplanned unit outages

  • Qualify and participate in the Emergency Response Organization (ERO).

  • Perform observations of activities within assigned areas of responsibility

  • Complete other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • B.S. degree or higher in an applied science or physical science discipline

  • Two years of experience in chemistry including one year of radiochemistry experience

  • Two years nuclear plant experience desired

Job Preferences

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Chemistry or related science

  • Completion of a nuclear industry initial chemistry training course or equivalent

  • Knowledge of nuclear plant systems and processes

  • Working knowledge of EPRI, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), and industry chemistry programs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Sound analytical chemistry skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Familiarity with the INPO Systematic Approach to Training (SAT)

Behavioral Attributes

  • Prioritizes and works effectively in deadline-oriented environment

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

  • Holds self-accountable for performance and results

  • Respects the dignity of every individual and diverse viewpoints

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Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle - 7821 River Road (7821WAYNESBORO)

7821 River Road

Waynesboro, 30830

Req ID: SNC2006591