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General Electric Lead Engineer - Radiation Protection in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Radiation Protection Lead Engineer will provide technical support for the radiation safety function at Global Nuclear Fuel – Americas, LLC (GNF-A), a commercial nuclear fuel manufacturing facility. In this role you will support the maintenance of a compliant and robust radiation protection safety program, including developing and recommending upgrades and changes to the radiation safety program. You will become a member of the site’s Emergency Response Organization as a Nuclear Safety Advisor – Radiological, and serve as a backup to the Radiological Protection Supervisor.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

As the Radiation Protection Lead Engineer you will:

  • Perform health physics calculations for shielding design, ALARA analysis, internal & external dosimetry, and maintain radiation protection instrumentation.

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

  • Provide advice and counsel to area managers on radiation protection safety measures, including review and approval of operating procedures.

  • Recommending upgrades and changes to the radiation safety program including design criteria, procedures, and training.

  • Perform program audits and assessments as directed. Assess the effectiveness of the radiation safety program, promote continuous program improvement.

  • Prepare and conduct training for Radiation Protection Technicians, leaders and workers in the Fuel Manufacturing Operation (FMO) facility.

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

  • Assist the Radiation Protection Manager in maintaining a healthy, mature nuclear safety culture.

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

  • Create/maintain/ enhance radiation protection databases, currently in a Microsoft Access platform.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering; OR High School diploma with National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT) certification.

  • At least five years of experience in a nuclear facility (power reactor, nuclear fuel manufacturer, radioactive waste, or radioactive cleanup site). Experience in facilities that utilize 10 CFR 20 and/or 10 CFR 835 regulations.

  • At least two years of Radiation Protection program operational management experience.

  • Eligibility Requirements :

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

  • Ability to walk up and down stairs multiple times per day.

  • Ability 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.

Desired Characteristics

  • Advanced degree in nuclear engineering or physics.

  • Detailed knowledge on relational database structure and the ability to create/ maintain/ enhance databases such as Microsoft Access

  • National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists certification.

  • Experienced track record in performing complex health physics analyses and calculations.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Six Sigma or LEAN certification

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an employee is in a state where this requirement is temporarily paused for federal contractors. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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