Entry Level Applied Technology Technician
The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is seeking an Applied Technology Technician, specifically assigned as a Radiological Controls Technician (RCT) to join our Radiological, Environmental and Safety team!
RCTs are responsible to ensure the safe conduct of work at the Laboratory where sources of radioactivity or radioactive material are involved. A RCT is specifically responsible for the performance of radiological surveys in support of Laboratory operations, overview of radiological work evolutions, and emergency response. A RCT upholds the radiological standards during the performance of work, use resources efficiently in a teaming environment, and work independently when required using effective decision making skills.
RCT candidates are provided a substantial and demanding qualification program to develop a high level of knowledge and skills prior to performing the responsibilities of a RCT in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP). For initial qualification, the candidate will be required to successfully complete a 22 week Radiological Controls Technician Qualification School (RCTQS) course in Norfolk, Virginia if not previously completed. All training and associated travel costs are funded by FMP to provide RCT candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful. Initial qualification and future periodic requalification involve demonstration of practical abilities, written and oral examinations, and emergency radiological response drills. Previous equivalent experience that the successful candidate possesses will be evaluated regarding the qualification requirements for the position. Candidate must be capable of passing a mathematical and science diagnostic examination prior to attendance at RCTQS that demonstrates the ability to solve algebraic equations including the use of logarithmic functions and scientific notation. Once qualified, the candidate will support and participate in a continuing training program to maintain their level of knowledge and skills.
Required Skills *
- High School diploma with a minimum of four years of relevant experience; or
- High School diploma with a minimum of two years of related experience and Qualification as a Naval Nuclear Propulsion Operator (or commercial nuclear equivalent); or
- Associate's degree in a related field, Journeyman’s Papers, vocational certificate or successful completion of RCTQS
- High School diploma with a minimum of seven years of related experience; or
- High School diploma with a minimum of five years of related experience and Qualification as a Naval Nuclear Propulsion Operator (or commercial nuclear equivalent); or
- Associate's degree in a related field, Journeyman’s Papers, vocational certificate or successful completion of RCTQS and a minimum of three years of relevant experience; or
- Bachelor's degree in a related field
- Previous Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program experience
- Previous Engineering Laboratory Technician (ELT) experience
- Radiological Controls Technician Qualification School (RCTQS) qualified
- Experience with radiological work practices at Knolls Laboratory
- Previous emergency response training including the use of personal protective equipment and respiratory protection
- Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills
- Effective communication skills