Radiological Control Technician


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Akima Management Services, LLC   1001 East Benson Boulevard, Anchorage, AK, 99508 907-277-2058  info@akima.com 


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Posting Date Expiration Date Job Title Location Available Positions Job Type Job Salary
Aug 8  Sep 26  Radiological Control Technician 

Livermore Labs

Full-time    


Radiological Control Technician
Job ID: 10968BR

*** This posting represents possible future openings. ***


Job Description:
This opportunity is at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Photon Science Laboratory (https://lasers.llnl.gov) located at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (www.llnl.gov) in Livermore, CA. The world's largest and highest-energy laser, the National Ignition Facility (NIF), was dedicated in May 2009. NIF has begun experiments that focus the energy of 192 laser beams on a BB-sized target filled with hydrogen fuel. NIF's goal is to fuse the hydrogen atoms' nuclei and produce net energy gain – the same fusion energy process that makes the stars shine and provides the life-giving energy of the sun. As NIF experiments lead us towards ignition there are new opportunities for excellent talent to enter and help move the program into the next phase.

The successful candidate will be an employee of Akima Infrastructure Services, a premier government contractor at the Laboratory that partners with the Lab by finding motivated and well qualified candidates to support the success of their mission. Per Akima’s contract the candidate must be able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals for the position, a drug screen, a background investigation under clearance requirements from the Department of Energy, and the successful candidate must be a US citizen and at least 18 years of age. The employee will take day to day work direction from a Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC (prime Laboratory contractor to DOE) technical personnel. Pay, benefits and Human Resources activities will be provided by Akima (physically located at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) a subcontractor to LLNS.

The National Ignition Facility requires the expertise of Radiological Control Technicians (RCT) matrixed to support the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The selected individual will complete qualification as a DOE RCT through the LLNL RCT training program. Under minimal supervision, will provide advanced radiological control functions, health physics counting lab support and operation and maintenance of radiological monitoring equipment in support of multi-shift operations; perform radiological surveys and measurements; maintain, operate, and calibrate radiological detection equipment; collect samples for analysis; oversee radiological aspects of work performed by NIF technicians; perform decontamination and maintenance on equipment contaminated with radioactive materials and/or beryllium; and perform other health physics related tasks as directed by the NIF Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). This position will administratively report to the ES&H Team 2 Technician Supervisor.

Due to the vast and varying types of experiments, NIF is a 24/7 operational facility. This position may require the Radiological Control Technicians to have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and or weekends to accomplish goals. The successful candidate will be required to pass various on-site training modules to pursue work assignments.

Essential Duties
- Provide advanced technical support in radiation protection, to assist scientists, project personnel and other technical personnel in evaluating and providing technical guidance in the safe performance of facility and experimental operations consistent with LLNL’s commitment to a safe and healthy work environment.
- Perform advanced radiological surveys and measurements to ensure adequate radiological safety for workers and the environment. Maintain appropriate radiological postings.
- Operate, maintain, and calibrate sophisticated radiological detection and sampling equipment including hand-held meters, electronic dosimeters, swipe counters, liquid scintillation counters, gamma spectroscopy detectors, stack and area air monitoring systems and sample collectors, neutron bubble detectors, etc.
- Handle, package, and transport radioactive and beryllium contaminated materials between locations at site 200.
- Obtain, prepare and assist with moderately complex analyses of radiological samples.
- Observe, interpret and take measurements of, and analyze data from advanced equipment, systems, or operations to determine safety compliance with an established design or a standard procedure.
- Initiate appropriate corrective action to assure adherence to procedures and design criteria.
- Monitor and assist NIF radiation workers in safe radiological work practices.
- Perform advanced radiological tests and sample analysis with experimental operations.
- Respond to radiological emergencies or off-normal events.
- Keep the Radiation Safety Officer/Deputy Radiation Safety Officer (RSO/DRSO) informed of changes in radiological conditions or systems through regular communication.
- Assist in the writing and preparation of safety policies and procedures including safety controls, Radiation Work Permits (RWP), IWS’s and safety routine requirements.
- Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on complex equipment, including radiological monitoring equipment.
- Conduct field training and training evaluations in support of NIF worker qualifications.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ESH&Q, Security, and business practice requirements and policies.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
- AA/AS degree in Radiation Protection with significant related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in the area of Radiation Protection.
-Demonstrated technical knowledge and experience in the operation of radiological detection and analytical equipment, and practical radiological contamination control practices.
-Experience performing scheduled preventative maintenance of radiological sampling and detection equipment, or other analytical equipment of similar complexity.
-Effective interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to write clear technical documentation for the purposes of documenting surveys, maintenance, and work performance and provide comprehensive technical guidance and training.
-Demonstrated independent analytical, decision making, and problem solving skills.
-Experience using a computer for sample entry and writing reports.
-Experience assisting in the development of, implementing, and enforcing ES&H policies and procedures.
-Ability to complete formal DOE Radiological Control Technician qualification.
-Ability to work independently and in a team environment in a fast-paced, schedule-driven environment.
-Ability to work various shifts in support of around-the-clock operations.
-Ability to qualify to work in air purifying respirators.
-Perform all assignments in accordance with ESH&Q, Security, and business practice requirements and policies.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
-Several years’ radiation protection or equivalent experience consistent with ANSI 3.1 recommendations for a senior RCT.
-Knowledge of and experience with NIF policies and procedures.
-Current or former qualification as a DOE beryllium worker or equivalent.
-Experience performing radiological controls involving tritium, depleted uranium, and/or transuranics.
-Experience with basic radiochemistry procedures.
-Experience tracking personnel dose and dosimetry processing.
-Knowledge of radiological glove box or glove bag operations.
-Ability to conduct maintenance and repairs on complex mechanical systems.

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