Analytical Service Lab Technician
Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC - Columbia, SC

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Nearly 50 percent of the nuclear power plants in operation worldwide, and nearly 60 percent in the United States, are based on Westinghouse Technology. We are committed to ensuring that nuclear power remains a clean, safe, and environmentally sound way to produce electricity.

Westinghouse welcomes enthusiastic, dedicated, and innovative individuals with a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short-term and Long-term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, Pension Plan and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs, such as our Flextime program, offering flexible work hours to employees, and a variety of Training and Development opportunities, such as Educational Reimbursement that pays for approved satisfactorily completed business-related degree programs and non-degree courses.

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Employment opportunities for positions in the United States may require use of information which is subject to the export control regulations of the United States. Hiring decisions for such positions are required by law to be made in compliance with these regulations. Applicants for employment opportunities in other countries must be able to meet the comparable export control requirements of that country and of the United States.

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1. Compare manufacturing results against established procedures, performing in process and final inspections making frequent decisions relative to appearance and quality of workmanship.

2. Procure sample powder, pellets, UNH and prepare for lab analysis or storage as archive samples.

3. Perform in-process inspections and Q @ S functions to verify temperature and push cycle for density compliance, verification of coater runs, mixing data, hydrogen results, vacuum, rod welding, etc.

4. Prepare samples for analysis using techniques, such as, weighing, pipetting, grinding, crushing, screening, acid dissolution, hydrolysis and evaporation.

5. Calibrate and operate equipment and/or perform tests or analysis including, but not limited to:

Fluoride Content - Using pyrohydrolysis and fluoride specific ion electrode

Uranium Content - By ignition and U-A3 analyzer

Moisture Content - Of UO2 powder

pH - Using a pH meter Conductivity - Using a conductivity bridge

Specific Gravity - By weighing a known volume

Solids - Using filtration and /or centrifuge

Trace Carbon Analysis - Using a carbon determinator

Trace Nitrogen Analysis - Using a nitrogen determinator

Trace Hydrogen Analysis - Using a hydrogen determinator

Alkalinity/Acidity - Using titration

Ammonia Content - Using titration apparatus and/or ammonia specific ion electrode

Calcium in Ammonia and Lime and/or other solutions - Using atomic absorption spectrophotometry

Carbon in Ammonia and Lime - By titration

Nitric Acid, Boric Acid, Nickel and/or Chloride in plating, strike, and pickle solutions - Using titration, precipitation, filtration and ICP instruments

Nickel in process lift station samples - Using atomic absorption spectrophotometry

Physical powder measurements - Bulk density, and B.E.T.- Using density equipment and low temperature-gas absorption

Pellet density - Using SPIDER

Surface thermocycle test, B10 test, adherence test and surface roughness - Using approved procedures and techniques

6. Perform mathematical calculations using standard shop math as described in procedures for calculating averages, ranges and standard deviations.

7. Analyze, record and report data in the correct units of measurement.

8. Perform necessary analysis of standard solutions and powders to assure validity of analysis.

9. Prepare reagents for use in analytical procedures.

10. Review documents for accuracy, quality, quantity and identity of materials inspected.

11. Analyze, review, and release product using ICS, SPIDER, ALIAS, CHAMPS, or other computer systems.

12. Keep equipment, glassware and work area clean and in orderly condition.

13. Adhere to accountability, critically, safety, security and hygiene procedures.

14. Communicate test results and other pertinent information to operations Team Manager and the PA Team Manager, as necessary.

Westinghouse, a group company of Toshiba Corporation, is the world’s pioneering nuclear power company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. We help our customers produce reliable and environmentally-friendly electricity by enhancing nuclear plant availability and dependability, and by reducing operation and maintenance costs.

A successful candidate would be familiar with and/or have experience with the following:

High school graduate, or equivalent.


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