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General Electric EHS & Radiation Protection Manager in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Wilmington Field Services Center (WFSC) Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Radiation Protection Manager will provide technical support and radiation protection technician leadership for the radiation safety function at WFSC, a commercial nuclear field services facility. You will also provide EHS leadership for the Field Services organization. You will be responsible for promoting team compliance, safety, efficiency, and positive team engagement. Additionally, you will recommend changes to the radiation safety program including design criteria, procedures, and training.

Job Description

As the Manager – WFSC EHS & Radiation Protection, you will:

  • Provide Radiation Protection and EHS oversight for the Wilmington Field Services Center (WFSC) facility. Responsible for meeting strict compliance and EHS requirements, while supporting WFSC business requirements.

  • Ensure compliance with WFSC Nuclear Safety and EHS reporting requirements to corporate and regulatory authorities. Understand and implement multiple regulatory frameworks and assure strict compliance with regulations.

  • Review and implement US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and State of North Carolina Radioactive Materials License requirements. Ensure compliance with requirements.

  • Promote and help drive a healthy, mature nuclear safety culture.

  • Utilize in-depth technical knowledge of radiation protection, analytical thinking and technical experience to execute policy/strategy.

  • Perform program audits and assessments. Assess the effectiveness of the WFSC radiation safety program, promote continuous program improvement. Focus team on constantly seeking opportunity for improvement.

  • Prepare reports for management on radiation protection or health physics related issues.

  • Review and approve radiological surveys and radiation work permits.

  • Ensure team members are provided adequate training, resources, and support to assure safe and compliant work practices in a nuclear regulated environment. Prepare and conduct training for Radiation Protection Technicians, leaders, and workers in WFSC.

  • Select, develop, and provide ongoing leadership and direction of Radiation Protection Technicians.

  • Communicate business goals, programs, and processes to radiation protection team.

  • Assure team planning - provide direction to support needs of work area, including work assignments, scheduling of overtime, and training.

  • Support, encourage and facilitate Human Performance and Lean principles.

  • Support emergency response planning and events. Maintain qualifications in the Wilmington Site’s Emergency Response Organization as Nuclear Safety Advisor - Radiological.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering, or a high school diploma with 10 years experience in radiation safety programs.

  • Minimum of five years of experience in a nuclear facility (nuclear reactor, nuclear fuel manufacturer, radioactive waste, or radioactive cleanup site).

  • Minimum of two years of supervisory experience of Radiation Protection technicians

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must follow strict radiation protection, criticality, and industrial safety regulations; wear protective clothing to enter the controlled area.

  • Ability to climb up and down ladders

  • Ability and willingness to wear tight-fitting negative pressure respirator (half-face or full-face mask) and maintain mask fit

  • Must complete internal training and qualification training program.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • Must be able to relocate to Wilmington, NC area to support position requirements

  • Ability and willingness to maintain Emergency Response Organization (ERO) qualifications

  • Must be willing to maintain after hours cell phone availability

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists certification (active or inactive)

  • Experience in facilities that utilize 10 CFR 20 and/or 10 CFR 835 regulations

  • Experience in X-Ray Programs or as a Laser Safety Officer

  • American Board of Health Physics (CHP) Certification

  • Ability to develop creative solutions for complex, challenging issues

  • Ability to explain complex issues to a non-technical audience

  • Positive track record of experience resolving technical issues

  • Experience is SQL and data acquisition in Microsoft Access

  • Demonstrated proficiency in standard Microsoft Office applications.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to develop team relationships

  • Strong written communication skills

  • Proven ability to influence regulators, other leaders, and engineers

  • Current NRC or DoE Q clearance

  • Six Sigma certification or Lean experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications :

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable). This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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