Sr. Radiation Protection Tech

Waynesboro, GA

Senior Radiation Protection (RP) Technician - Plant Vogtle 3&4

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, manages and operates six nuclear power electric generating plants that provide approximately 20 percent of the electricity used in Alabama and Georgia. It's an exciting time to be part of our growing organization. Southern Nuclear, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, operates Southern Company's six nuclear reactors at three locations in Georgia and Alabama: two reactors at Plant Vogtle, near Waynesboro, GA; two reactors at Plant Hatch, near Baxley, GA; and two reactors at Plant Farley, near Dothan, AL. In addition, construction is underway for two new reactors at our Plant Vogtle location.

If a new and significant challenge is what you have been longing for, and if you are energized, positive, committed, and desiring to make a difference, then we are looking for YOU to join our team!


This posting is for Senior Radiation Protection Technician level personnel for an initial Radiation Protection Department that require accomplished RP experience, skills and must meet at a minimum 3.1-2014 ANSI requirements . Two years of Radiation Protection related work experience (4000 hours over a minimum of 80 weeks, 1 year of nuclear power plant experience) is required. In addition, they must be able to pass the EEI Technical Occupations Selection System Test.

Education requirements:

  • A Technical degree in a physical science (i.e. Biology, Micro-Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Math or physical Science), Navy ELT, or equivalent training as determined by management.

Summary of Position Duties:

As a Radiation Protection Technician at Plant Vogtle, near Augusta, GA you will help ensure the occupational radiation safety of plant workers and provide technical support to the Radiation Protection Department through the following:

  • Monitoring Radiation Controlled Areas on a regularly scheduled basis using fixed and portable survey instruments to evaluate contamination and airborne radiation levels and to assist in establishing dose rates for job coverage

  • Storing, issuing, and testing of respiratory protection equipment

  • Assisting in or becoming lead for repair and calibration of fixed and portable radiation survey instruments when required

  • Providing Radiation Protection coverage to plant operations and maintenance personnel to ensure safe radiological practices

  • Providing radiological evaluation of area decontamination activity

  • Preparing Radiation Work Permits

  • Providing support to Vogtle Plant Dosimetry Program, as needed

  • Providing support for radioactive waste shipments as required.

  • Implementing the process control program as required.

  • Reviewing work packages, projecting exposure for job, evaluating need for shielding, and briefing with technicians and workers on work activities

  • Performing ALARA job reviews and maintaining a job history file for ALARA packages

  • Tracking ALARA suggestions, reviewing and taking necessary action

  • Pursuing methods for improving the ALARA program's performance and efficiency and to increase the awareness of all plant groups of this Program.

  • Photo documentation of plant areas for use in future ALARA job planning

  • Serves on the on-shift Emergency Response Organization

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in a technical radiation protection program is preferred.

  • Must perform daily with a safety-focused attitude and commitment to zero accidents or injuries.

  • Ability to enforce Radiation Protection requirements and stop work when compliance is jeopardized.

  • Basic knowledge of radiation fundamentals is preferred.

  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of nuclear power plant procedures, regulations, systems and processes is a plus.

  • Demonstrates an interest in acting as a mentor for lesser experienced Radiation Protection personnel, in the establishment of an initial Radiation Protection program for new nuclear.

  • This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit.

Southern Nuclear is a leader among the nation’s nuclear energy operators, running six – soon to be eight – units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power. For more than 40 years, the company has operated nuclear energy facilities at the highest levels of safety and reliability, creating carbon-free electricity for millions of homes and businesses.

SNC prioritizes the health and safety of the public and its employees above all else, operating its facilities safely, reliably and affordably for customers and communities while using innovative technologies and practices that enhance performance. This work is enabled by the continuous development, leadership and skills of a high-performing workforce.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Identification: 6059

Job Category: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Nuclear