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General Electric Senior Material Control & Accountability Statistical Analyst in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Senior Material Control and Accountability (MC&A) Statistical Analyst is responsible for establishing and maintaining statistical programs for uranium measurements in advanced nuclear fuel manufacturing facilities. These facilities will be located at the existing GE Hitachi nuclear fuels site in Wilmington North Carolina. Key activities include identification of required uranium measurements, qualification of MC&A measurement systems, specification of sampling and measurement requirements, and development of the statistical program for measurements. In this role you will develop, review, troubleshoot, and upgrade statistical programs based on relevant Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations and guidance. In addition, you will be the technical interface with the NRC on MC&A measurement systems and associated statistical analysis. This role will also maintain the statistical program for existing nuclear fuel manufacturing facilities at the Wilmington site.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Senior MC&A Statistical Analyst you will provide day-to-day leadership and support of the statistical program for MC&A measurement systems at nuclear fuel facilities in Wilmington, NC. You will interact extensively with the MC&A Program Manager, as well as Nuclear Safety, Process Engineering, Operations, and Maintenance staff to design and implement the MC&A measurement systems and associated statistical analysis methods.

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain statistical methods and procedures for the MC&A program.

  • Support Engineering, Operations, and Maintenance staff in development of uranium measurement systems and sampling requirements for advanced nuclear fuels.

  • Coordinate with the Safety, Engineering, Operations, and Maintenance staff to implement the statistical programs, resolve issues, and make programmatic improvements.

  • Own implementation of statistical programs and procedures to ensure compliance with NRC requirements and license commitments.

  • Interface with regulatory personnel during licensing reviews, audits, and inspections.

  • Develop and maintain statistical tools to compute systematic and random error variances for measurement systems for advanced nuclear fuel facilities.

  • Utilize statistical tools to compute systematic and random error variances for necessary to support the uranium inventories.

  • Generate reports submitted to the NRC for uranium inventory balances and the statistical limits associated with the inventory difference.

  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of applicable NRC regulatory requirements.

  • Develop and maintain in-depth understanding of uranium measurement systems.

  • Develop expertise on uranium accountability information systems, including data gathering mechanisms and data analysis.

  • Evaluate the bias for measurement systems quarterly and assist with corrective actions.

  • Perform measurement control audits as needed for contract laboratories that perform measurements for the MC&A program.

  • Coordinate monthly item verifications for a statistical sampling of uranium bearing items throughout the facility.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, or Science (Chemistry, Physics, etc).

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in statistics, data analytics, or engineering.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • For Controlled Access Area: must be able to successfully pass a Nuclear Safety Training Test; follow strict radiation protection, criticality, and industrial safety regulations; wear protective clothing to enter the area.

  • Ability to walk up and down stairs.

  • Ability to operate a computer.

  • Must be 18 years or older and have legal authorization to work in the United States.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Statistics.

  • Experience in applied Mathematics or Statistics.

  • Experience with uranium measurement and control at an NRC or DOE regulated facility.

  • Experience with macros including Visual Basic and Python programming

  • Experience with statistical programs such as SPAA, SAS, or equivalent statistical packages.

  • Knowledge of relevant NRC or DOE regulations.

  • Experience with statistical software programing.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including use of Excel for statistical analysis.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

The salary range for this position is $100,000.00 - $140,000.00. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus.

Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, salary continuance program benefits for disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement program, use of Cariloop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance.