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Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) - Relief Chemical & Radiation Protection Technician (IBEW)

LocationSan Luis Obispo, California;
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Requisition ID # 138380 

Job Category: Nuclear Generation; Military Veterans 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Generation

Job Location: Avila Beach; San Luis Obispo

Department Overview

Diablo Canyon Power Plant's (DCPP) Chemistry and Environmental Operations Section of PG&E is responsible for implementing and supporting programs that control corrosion, manage radiation dose, monitor plant effluents, and maintain reliable equipment performance.

Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s (DCPP) Radiation Protection Section is responsible for monitoring and measuring the plant's radiological conditions for compliance with multiple regulatory agencies, advising other employees in proper radiation protection procedures and the handling, packaging, storing and shipping of radioactive waste.

Position Summary

We have multiple openings for chemistry and radiation protection technicians.  This is an IBEW Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E. 

This position is responsible for ensuring portable radiation detection equipment is functioning properly, performing radiation and contamination surveys and based on results make independent determination of appropriate postings of radiological conditions for NRC requirements, evaluate work within the radiological conditions and prescribe precautions, advise on proper decontamination techniques, document and maintain records. The position operates and maintains chemical analysis instrumentation, collects and analyzes radiological and non-radiological processes, and works with supervisors and engineers to advise other plant personnel on plant chemical processes and waste disposal facilities.

To obtain and maintain employment and unescorted access at DCPP, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check, psychological screen, computer-based training, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening.

You will be expected to pass a respirator fit test and be SCBA certified within the first six months of employment.  If you cannot meet these requirements, this may result in your termination.


•Assures that portable radiation detection and personnel radiation protection equipment are in satisfactory, operable condition.

•Instructs employees and others in proper radiation protection procedures.

•Maintains survey and other appropriate records in support of the plant and environmental monitoring programs.

•Makes routine calibration checks of portable and counting room radiation detection equipment.

•Performs and advises other employees in the decontamination of spaces and equipment and the handling, packaging, storing, and shipping of solid radioactive wastes and other radioactive material.

•Performs contamination and radiation level surveys, including routine isotopic analysis to assist in assuring that the limits contained in the Company's radiation control standards are not exceeded.


Minimum Qualifications: 

•Must be at least 18 years of age

•Must possess a high school diploma GED

•Must possess a valid California Driver’s License or ability to obtain one by first day of hire

•Must be able to work a shift schedule

•Must be able to wear company provided respirator

•Must meet both the ANSI 3.1, Chemistry Technician standard and the ANSI 3.1, Radiation Protection Technician standard OR have a minimum of 6 years’ experience as an engineering laboratory technician (ELT) in the United States Navy

Desired Qualifications:

•Commercial nuclear radiological job coverage experience

•Current or previous possession of SCBA certification

•Design knowledge of nuclear plant systems and structures

•Demonstrated experience using strong team building skills

•Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science field

•Demonstrated ability to learn and comply with regulatory guidelines

•Strong math, science, and computer skills

•Good verbal and written communication skills

•Excellent attention to detail


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