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Energy Northwest Radiological Operations Supervisor - 6642 in Richland, Washington

Job Title

Radiological Operations Supervisor

Job ID



Energy Northwest

Full/Part Time


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General Summary

Provide leadership, supervision and technical direction of craft supervisors, Radwaste shipping, and bargaining unit staff to provide comprehensive radiation protection and radioactive material control laborer services to plant organizations. This position oversees radiation protection and laborer services for plant activities, including radiation surveys, radioactive material control, job coverage, RCA access control and personnel/equipment release, radioactive source inventory, area and tool decontamination, and maintaining the material cleanliness of the plant. Represent Energy Northwest Radiation Protection during audits and inspections, and at professional meetings/conferences.


• Supervise the activities of health physics technicians and laborers through subordinate craft supervisors via the following:

Develop and implement processes to meet the Radiological Services Department and Energy Northwest business plan objectives and foster continuous improvement.

Provide technical oversight to supervisory staff to ensure effective radiological work control.

Review and approve Radiation Protection procedures; assist and train subordinates as necessary.

Operate the group within budget limitations.

Make recommendations and decisions regarding employment, performance expectations/reviews, promotions, salary changes, transfers and terminations.

Resolve personnel problems.

•Supervise all activities associated with personnel radiation protection, including radiation surveys, job coverage and work control.

•Supervise all activities associated with laborer services, including area, equipment and tool decontamination, protective clothing maintenance, waste segregation and disposal and general upkeep of plant cleanliness.

•Provide leadership to craft supervisors to ensure that clear management expectations are conveyed to health physics technicians and laborers.

•Provide oversight of Radwaste Shipping program

•Interact with all levels of the Energy Northwest organization to ensure compliance with Radiation Protection policies and procedures and to maintain personnel exposure ALARA.

•Conduct and/or participate in Radiological Services Self Assessments.


Formal education in health physics or a related science is preferred. Specific minimum required education/training includes: Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in Health Physics or related science/engineering field and six years professional experience in radiation protection; OR Associate of Science degree from an accredited college or university in a technical field and eight years of experience in radiation protection; OR ten years professional experience in radiation protection; OR six years navy nuclear experience and an additional four years experience in a nuclear power facility. Must be able to qualify as Radiation Protection Manager in accordance with NRC Reg. Guide 1.8, Revision 1-R. Must meet requirements of ANSI 18.1-1971 (Technical Manager) as a minimum. A high school diploma or GED is required.

Salary Range

Salary: $115,689 minimum to $144,611 midpoint

Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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This posting is open until filled.