Laborer
Tennessee Valley Authority - Decatur, AL

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JOB DUTIES

In a nuclear plant the incumbent prepares work areas for radioactive work; stacks and lays lead shielding on hot spots as directed, hangs lead blankets on already fabricated stands or with fabricated fixtures.

Performs visitor escort duties within the plant security area.

Collects radioactive waste, contaminated tools and equipment, laundry, etc. and provides proper disposition in accordance with approved procedures; installs disposable or temporary containment devices to control the spread of contamination; and operates decontamination equipment.

Moves radwaste material, frisks and handles contaminated trash as directed.

The incumbent decontaminates tools, equipment, and plant areas with technical assistance from plant Health Physics.

Uses radiation detection instruments to assist in effective decontamination of laundry and floor areas.

Performs basic calculations and recordkeeping duties as required.

Assists in the tending of hose for breathing air apparatus for employees using breathing air.

Performs confined space and vital door watch duties.

Performs watch on control points and logs tools and equipment during certain periods of refueling outage work. Performs fire watch duties.

Operates forklifts, cranes, and hoists as needed in carrying out Laborer duties.

Supervision Received:
The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the laborer supervisor.

On occasion the employee may be assigned to work directly under other crafts' workers or operators.

At times, the employee works in other sections of the organization and may receive work assignments form the principal supervisor in charge at the work location.

Adheres to all plant procedures, safe work practices, and the specific practices outlined by the foreman or journeyman with whom the employee is working in the plant and at other areas as directed by the foreman.

ELIGIBILITY FACTORS

For a nuclear plant the employee must be able to satisfactorily complete training programs in the following areas: A) plant procedures, B) radiation detection basics, C) other training as required: i.e., decon methods and equipment operations training.

Must not have medical restrictions which prevent contaminated zone work, high rad work, and lifting.

Must be able to obtain and maintain unescorted plant access and satisfactorily pass required GET.

Failure to follow procedures could result in security degradation and/or an NRC violation.

The incumbent must be physically qualified and able to work off ladders, scaffolds and high places.

Must be willing to perform heavy work both inside and outside the building and in the field in all weather.

Must be willing and able to work irregular hours and days as the work load demands.

Must know and understand precautions to be taken with equipment operated to prevent damage to it and other equipment.

Must be safe and steady worker with the ability to study safety manuals and follow written and oral instructions.

Must have a valid driver's license and must be able to drive a pick-up truck. Must have a high school education or be able to read, write and comprehend.

Must be proficient in basic data entry/retrieval.

TVA is an equal-opportunity and affirmative-action employer, ensuring that the benefits of program receiving TVA financial assistance are available to all eligible persons of regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, or age. TVA gives hiring preference to qualified US citizens and other protected individuals (green card holders, asylees, etc.) for all job vacancies. Between qualified US citizens and other protected individuals, TVA gives hiring preference to equally qualified born or naturalized US citizen.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven...