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Radiation Protection Specialist, Chemistry IBEW 160 Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: September 6, 2022
Reference Code: 49569-en_US
Location(s): MN - Monticello

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.

Xcel Energy is currently seeking one or more individuals to fill the role of Radiation Protection Specialist - Chemistry at the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant under IBEW Local 160 in Monticello, MN. Placement in the progression will be commensurate with the individuals experience.

Performs chemistry and radiochemistry sampling and analysis to support Technical Specifications, the TRM, Regulatory, and Site requirements. Independently perform most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems, and obtains supervisory approval of proposed plans for projects.

This job requires the support of a rotating shift schedule, 365 days a year. Individuals are required to support the emergency response organization.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Performs chemistry and radiochemistry sampling and analysis, and may perform radiation surveys.
  • Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in chemistry and radiochemistry techniques, procedures and criteria to meet all regulatory requirements.
  • Provides guidance or assistance to Plant Operations, Nuclear Engineering, Plant Maintenance, Chemistry Supervision.
  • Provides technical guidance to other Nuclear Chemistry Technicians and provide support for process quality improvement initiatives.
  • Implements a variety of chemistry and radiochemistry projects, and coordinates the analysis of technical data to identify requirements.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Individual shall possess ANSI 18.1 Radiation Protection qualifications.
  • Previous experience in nuclear power, chemistry or Navy Engineering Laboratory Technician (ELT) experience is preferred.
  • Chemical or Nuclear engineering degree preferred.
A condition of employment will be successfully obtaining and maintaining General Security Clearance and a Nuclear Security Clearance for unescorted access to Xcel Energy nuclear plants including successful completion of nuclear General Access Training (GAT) and the nuclear security screening process (typically consists of an alcohol/drug screen, a criminal history check, a psychological assessment, initial credit and background investigation and periodic credit & criminal history checks).

All Radiation Protection Specialist and Chemistry Specialist hired on or after January 1, 2017, shall qualify and participate in Fire Brigade. If a permanent medical condition is diagnosed which prohibits the employee from qualifying and participating in the Fire Brigade, meetings will be held between the Company and the Union to achieve mutual resolution.

This position is represented by IBEW Local 160

Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: MN - Monticello || MN - Monticello || United States (US) || Nuclear Rollup || 45504:FT MT Chemistry || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $42.27 per hour

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Savings and Retirement Plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only)

Requisition Number: 49569
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com
About this Employer‍

As a leading electric and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across our eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Our workforce of more than 12,000 is rising to the challenge of a dynamic, constantly-changing utility industry. One that requires us to be even more customer focused, forward thinking and productive while remaining committed to meeting our customers’ fundamental need for safe, reliable, affordable energy.

With nearly 50% of our workforce eligible to retire in the next five years, there’s never been a better time to come on board. Do you have a passion for renewable energy, like wind or solar? Or care about giving back to the community? You’ll be in a position to directly impact our energy future.

At Xcel Energy, you’ll be challenged, respected and rewarded. You’ll find an ethical team committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship. A dynamic company where you’ll have meaningful work that makes a difference.