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Sr Chemistry Tech at NextEra Energy in Seabrook, NH

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Requisition ID:17902

is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.

Position Specific Description

At NextEra Energy we have a passion for taking your career to the next level. Our talented employees are our biggest asset to continued success. If you are interested in joining a leading team for an industry leading Nuclear fleet, look no further. This role will be located at our Seabrook station site in NH.

Seabrook Station is located on 900 acres on the seacoast of southern New Hampshire. The plant is operated in a highly-responsible manner and is dedicated to protecting the environment while meeting the energy needs of New England. Seabrook Station is one of only a few nuclear power plants in this country that is ISO 14001 compliant, recognizing the plant's leadership and excellence in environmental stewardship.

Below is a description of the duties you can expect in this role. In additional to the description listed below, this position is required to be a member of the Seabrook Station Emergency Response Organization (ERO), when assigned, and to adhere to all related requirements specified in the Seabrook Station Radiological Emergency Plant. These requirements include, but are not limited to, maintaining applicable ERO position qualifications, participation in drills and exercises, and responding to an actual emergency. Required to participate in major outages, when assigned, by performing a designated outage position, and maintaining required training qualifications. An outage assignment may involve shiftwork and/or working extended hours outside of normal schedule.

NextEra Energy Seabrook

Senior Chemistry Technician

Job Description and Physical / Mental Job Duties

General Job Description:

Performs analytical, preventive and corrective chemical/radiochemical functions as necessary to ensure the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the Station. Evaluates results and prescribes the necessary chemical treatment or adjustments to maintain established control limits. Maintains accurate logs and records of all data pertinent to Station water treatment.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Performs senior level technician duties within the Chemistry Department, which includes installation, inspection, calibration, adjustment, and use of the plant chemistry, components, systems and test equipment.
  2. Participates in and successfully completes Station and Chemistry Department training programs; and continues participation in such programs to enhance job proficiency.
  3. Participates in non-routine activities such as unscheduled outages, refueling and special projects that require the Chemistry Department's participation.
  4. Recommends changes to existing Chemistry methods, procedures and applications to improve overall Station operation.
  5. Performs assigned duties in accordance with approved plant procedures, accepted radiation protection practices, regulatory policies, Quality Assurance Program, safety rules and regulations; prepares related reports, procedures, logs and other historical data.
  6. Performs, independently, special tasks and analysis using advanced analytical techniques, methods and complex systems and laboratory instruments.
  7. Prepares and may present detailed programs and procedures for the Chemistry Department as assigned.
  8. Recommends necessary changes in the chemistry parts inventory to Chemistry Supervision.
  9. Provides training and guidance to less experienced Chemistry Technicians as assigned.
  10. Keeps Chemistry Supervision apprised of conditions that could affect the safe and efficient operation of the Station.
  11. May be required to participate in radiological emergency activities, as needed.
  12. Recommends termination of any department activity which is not being carried out in accordance with applicable procedures, specifications, regulations, requirements or accepted practices.
  13. Recommends the termination of any activity which jeopardizes personnel safety, equipment safety, or continued power generation.
  14. Required to be a member of the Seabrook Station Emergency Response Organization (ERO), when assigned, and to adhere to all related requirements specified in the Seabrook Station Radiological Emergency Plan. These requirements include, but are not limited to, maintaining applicable ERO position qualifications, participation in drills and exercises, and responding to an actual emergency (including radiological).
  15. Required to participate in major outages, when assigned, by performing a designated outage position, and maintaining required training qualifications. An outage assignment may involve shiftwork and/or working extended hours outside of normal schedule.
  16. Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate's degree in related field or equivalent education and/or experience preferred. Four years of experience in chemistry preferably at Seabrook Station or a nuclear power plant or similar facility. (Reference ANSI/ANS 3.1-1993)

Skills and Knowledge:

Demonstrated willingness to report and contribute to the resolution of employee concerns, and a willingness to contribute to a work environment supportive of positive, honest, and open exchange of ideas on the part of self and others. Demonstrated ability to calibrate and use all process and laboratory chemistry/radiochemistry instrumentation. Thorough knowledge of approved chemistry control programs for a pressurized water reactor. Knowledge of systems and components of a pressurized water reactor. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

Equipment Proficiency:

Use of chemistry process and laboratory instrumentation for chemistry/radiochemistry analysis.

Special Working Conditions:

Frequent access to the operating nuclear plant with its noise, heat, humidity, and radioactive environment as well as to external climatic conditions; frequently works in confined spaces including tanks, condensers, and heat exchangers subject to extremes in temperatures. May be required to work on a rotating shift schedule, work overtime, and be called in on short notice. May be required to wear a respirator and work with sources of ionizing radiation. Ability to achieve Radworker qualification and to obtain and maintain unescorted access into the Radiologically Controlled Area (RCA) as needed. Ability to obtain and maintain unescorted access into the Protected Area.

Licenses/Certificates:

None.

Aptitude Testing:

Successful completion of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Technician Occupations Selection System (TECH) aptitude test required.

Other:

Position assumes a special assignment during refueling outages and an emergency preparedness role. The position requires that within 6-12 months from hire date, the employee assumes an Emergency Response Team position. Accordingly, once the employee assumes the Emergency Response Team position, they are required to report for duty at the assigned emergency station within 50 minutes of the site's emergency activation.

NextEra Energy Seabrook

The following is a list of physical and mental job duties of which a Chemistry Technician must possess the physical ability, stamina, mental acuity and mental health to:

  • Perform job duties in environments that contain equipment capable of producing potentially large levels of electromagnetic interference (EMI) daily.
  • Walk a minimum of approximately one-quarter mile two times or more per day.
  • Climb and descend stairways of approximately 75 steps periodically.
  • Climb a ladder (e.g., vertical ladders, extension ladders, etc.) up to 50 feet in height.
  • Climb, maneuver, balance and work on scaffolding (up to 75 feet).
  • Open and close doors, climb over pipes, climb over ledges, and maneuver equipment.
  • Open and close valves of various sizes by turning manually, or electronically. This activity requires handling various sized valve hand wheels (from hand sized to 8 inch across) and upper body exertion of up to 50 pounds of force.
  • Move a full 55 gallon drum or liquid gas dewar/cylinder with the use of specifically designed wheeled carts up to 100 feet.
  • Operate test equipment, which involves carrying up to a 10 pound piece of test equipment, reading the test equipment meter and physically turning switches on the test equipment.
  • Lift up to approximately 40 pounds of tools and/or materials.
  • Work in confined spaces.
  • Balance, squat, bend, and/or reach in order to perform given tasks.
  • Take verbal and written direction.
  • Communicate verbally the status of plant equipment with other plant personnel using radios, two-way radios, pagers, telephones, and face-to-face conversation.
  • Cope with varying degrees of heat up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (in compliance with OSHA stay time recommendations) and/or extreme cold temperatures.
  • Make visual examinations of plant/lab conditions.
  • Respond to plant emergencies.
  • Manipulate, and operate test equipment.
  • Read and comprehend diagrams, blueprints, schematics, plant procedures, and operating manuals.
  • Start and operate mechanical equipment to test performance.
  • Take readings and perform calculations using instruments.
  • Read and record by hand or data logger (hand held computer keypad) inspection data.
  • Log and maintain accurate records of shift activities, including accurate times of shift events either by keyboard data entry or handwritten
  • Work on any one of three shifts on a routine or rotating basis:
  1. Days
  2. Evenings (Swing Shift)
  3. Midnight
  • Work normal and overtime hours up to regulatory limits and also outage schedules of 12 hour days or nights, 6 or 7 days a week for 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Quality to wear, and wear, Personal Protective Equipment/Radiological Protective Equipment:
  1. Body Harness
  2. Hard hat
  3. Ear Protection
  4. Eye Protection
  5. Safety Shoes
  6. Full Face Respirator
  7. Coveralls
  8. Rubber Gloves
  9. Rubber Footwear
  10. MSA Air Pack

Attend qualification and continuing education classes. These may include: sitting in a classroom up to eight hours; receiving instruction; taking notes; reading and comprehending training materials for passing written tests; watching videos; physically dressing in protective clothing; performing physical exercises; performance in the field and job performance

Job Overview

Required Qualification

Preferred Qualification

Employee Group: Bargaining Unit
Employee Type:Full Time
Job Category: Craft Skilled/ Journey Level
Organization: NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC (0042)
Location: Seabrook, New Hampshire
Other Work Locations: New Hampshire
Relocation Provided: No

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with NextEra Energy, please send an e-mail to , providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748 (Option 1, Press 6) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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