Health Physics Tech

Requisition Number:  12364

Madison, PA, US, 15663

WECTEC Staffing Services

A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Company LLC

WECTEC Staffing Services provides customer-focused solutions with offerings ranging from high-volume and low-cost to specialized niche solutions, never compromising on delivering best-in-class customer service to both our clients and our professionals each day.

Radiation Protection Technician  



Provide Radiation Protection coverage and oversight as required for power-plant activates. In addition to providing job coverage, certain routine tasks may be assigned commensurate with individual certifications, qualifications, and skills. In addition to Core techs, Duke Energy utilizes additional supplemental resources during outages across the fleet.

Types of tasks RP Technicians may be assigned to perform or assist in performing include the following: 


  • radiation and contamination surveys
  • material and equipment surveys
  • material escort
  • assisting with ALARA planning
  • assisting with decontamination activities
  • support of Site Emergency Plan


  • coverage of primary work activities such as:


    • filter changes
    • valve work
    • fuel handling / storage
    • refueling activities
    • underwater diving
    • pump work including reactor coolant pump seals
    • reactor head disassembly/reassemble
    • containment hatch watch
    • steam generator maintenance activities


Education / Training Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Workers must be trained in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal OSHA, DOT, and EPA regulations.
  • Satisfy all requirements required to obtain a Level II Nuclear Access Badge
  • Competition of GAP training / CIRP Task of the NISP-RP-12 (Nuclear Industry Standard Process) 

Minimum Skill Requirements and Accountabilities

  • Meet all applicable requirements to maintain unescorted access
  • A Jr RP will qualify for a higher billing/compensation rate when they have successfully completed the Northeast Utilities Fundamentals  (NUF) training and testing in accordance with Duke Energy’s criteria for a passing grade.   The Classification is referenced as Jr RP with NUF.  
  • Safe use and proper operation of applicable equipment
  • Use and adhere to station policies and procedures.
  • Effectively communicate and interact with co-workers, Supervisors and Sponsors to ensure Safe and Quality job completion for all assignments
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written communications, technical requirements, procedures and directives associated with working at a nuclear plant
  • Ability to climb and work in adverse conditions such as high temperature areas, confined spaces, and heights.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to be respirator qualified

EOE of Minorities / Females / Vets / Disability.

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Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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