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Senior Radiological Control Technician

Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 8433 

Nuclear & Radiological Protection Division


The Nuclear and Radiological Protection Division (NRPD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks Senior Radiological Control Technicians (RCTs) for permanent direct funded staff openings within the Radiological Protection Operations (RPO) Neutron Facilities Group and Balance of Lab Group.  These positions are supporting operations and research throughout the ORNL complex.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

Duties for these positions will include performing routine radiation detection instrument performance tests, radiation and contamination monitoring, taking air samples, posting and labeling, access control, material clearance surveys, radioactive waste surveys, and higher hazard radiological work job coverage including reactor maintenance and accelerator process cell operations support.  These positions involve a significant amount of independent interaction with research and development, facility operations, and maintenance personnel in the performance of their duties and planning of work activities to ensure procedure compliance.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an Associates degree and experience working at least seven to ten years as a RCT within the DOE, Commercial Nuclear Power, or the Armed Services complexes or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Currently qualified as a DOE Radiological Control Technician.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program. 
  • Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required after offer.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Health Physics or related field
  • Qualified as an ANSI/ANS 3.1-1987 Senior RCT
  • Active registration with the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT)
  • Broad experience in operational radiation protection at a DOE National Laboratory or research reactor
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, computer, and proven teamwork skills
  • Ability to serve on the Field Monitoring Team
  • The ability to work a 12-hour rotating shift schedule


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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