Health Physics Technician

Princeton University
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
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Jul 12, 2022

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Perform health physics support in the area of radiological assessment and implementation of radiation safety requirements.


The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world.


Provide balance of plant support for HP field operations and project support throughout the facility based on daily needs. These include the following:

  • Assist in maintaining the site RPP, technical basis document, and compliance with 10CFR835.
  • Perform radiation and contamination surveys of radiological controlled areas and radioactive materials at PPPL, using appropriate instrumentation and generating required documentation including surveys.
  • Support ongoing activities as needed, including performance of routine surveys and generation of Radiation Work Permits.
  • Provide Health Physics coverage for work performed in radiological controlled areas, including maintenance, facility operations, equipment removals, and equipment installations.
  • Perform other various health physics related tasks as assigned by Health Physics Management.

Education and Experience: 

  • High School Diploma 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • At least 5 years Health Physics technician experience at a commercial nuclear power plant, radiological facility and/or DOE facility. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be capable of accessing any and all experimental, operating and construction areas in order to physically view work practices and conduct surveys.
  • Lift and carry objects 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work with laboratory chemicals and wear protective clothing during the course of the work day.
  • Must be able to work in hoods in environments that require constant eye protection.
  • Must be able to work outside in all seasons collecting samples from wells, boundary monitoring stations and wooded areas around PPPL.
  • Must have valid NJ drivers license to operate the HP vehicle.
  • Must be able to work around radioactive materials.
  • Must be willing to submit to routine bioassay’s (urine analysis) for the detection of tritium.
  • Must be capable of routine bending, climbing stairs and walking around the site.
  • Must be capable of reading, writing and speaking English to maintain records of control.
  • Must be capable of climbing ladders and accessing elevated areas and facilities.

Working Conditions:

  • Shift will typically be a regular 8 hour day shift.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.

Standard Weekly Hours40.00Eligible for OvertimeYesBenefits EligibleYesProbationary Period90 daysEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)NoPhysical Capacity Exam RequiredYesValid Driver's License RequiredYes #LI-CL1


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