FieldCore Nuclear CRD Technician in Sacramento, California

Requisition Number 17-1079

Post Date 11/3/2017

Title Nuclear CRD Technician

City Various

Country United States


FieldCore, a GE company, is a new, independent industrial field services company that will deliver the highest standard of field services excellence and capabilities for GE and its customers. A GE company, FieldCore will bring together the field services

expertise and people from both Granite Services and GE’s Power Services into one powerhouse. Driven by the values of safety, quality, and integrity, FieldCore will be built to deliver operational excellence for customers in the power generation, oil & gas,

nuclear, and wind power markets.

We are looking for individuals with mechanical experience/abilities, who are able to meet the physical demands of the job. Skill based training on specialized tooling is provided to those selected prior to the outage assignment.

Actual assignments run in the fall and spring season, when utilities have maintenance performed. Applicable training will be held in December/January with one or two spring assignments. Spring assignments are at various nuclear plants in the Eastern US February

through May 2016. Assignment duration typically spans from 9 -40 days per outage.

Principal Function:

The CRD Technician normally reports to the CRD Lead Technician. The technician performs or supports the exchange activities on Control Rod Drive units as well as other undervessel work as required. The work is typically performed in a very congested and high

radiation area requiring the individual to wear radiation and environmental protection equipment (plastics or equivalent dress and supplied air breathing equipment, etc). Most work is performed above the shoulders. Position requires 100% travel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Capable of successfully working in a team environment

  • Possess sufficient skill and work experience to understand and implement the work in accordance with written procedures and work direction

  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the requirements for the work

  • Conduct preparations for CRD exchange

  • Conduct support activities for handling of CRDs

  • Perform required training and proficiency demonstrations as required

  • Perform the following activities:o CRD Equipment handling and preparationso Undervessel area preparations and restorationo Rigging and handling of CRDs (crated and individually)o Exchanging of CRDs including operation of equipment.

  • Assuring critical aspects of the work are fully met.

  • Providing input on work performed.

  • Providing recommendations for improvements and problem resolution.

  • Ensuring Nuclear Safety a priority during all aspects of the job.

  • Perform Safety Observations at each work locationMinimum Experience/Requirements Needed:

  • Must have strong mechanical/technical skills.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Previous Nuclear Experience highly desired, specifically BWR.

  • Individual must be proficient with computers for online training, communications, expense and time entry.Other Requirements

  • Must be able to obtain Unescorted Site Access at a Nuclear Power Plant (includes background investigation, drug testing, and psychological exam)

  • Must be able to pass required physical exam & training for use of respirator.

  • Meet physical requirements of the jobo Able to stand, bend & kneel for extended periods of timeo Able to lift 50lbs above heado Able to work heights with/without fall protection or railingso Able to work in a confined space/ highly congested work areao Able to wear full body protective clothing, to include Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).o Able to work in radiation control areas

  • Complete Environmental Health and Safety training modules

  • Successful completion of skill specific training (80% or higher)

  • Position is located on customer sites & requires 100% travel.

  • Assignments are 100% travel to customer plant sites, duration of stay typically 1 – 2 months per outage.Training pay $16/HRStarting pay once on assignment $22/HR.$130/DAY Per Diem (Pays for your meals and lodging)Travel expenses: Flight, baggage*, rental car and fuel among other expenses are paid for by employer.Work week varies from 40 -72 hours per weekBenefits: Eligibility will be reviewed each year and is based on hours worked (1560 hrs/year - 30 hr/week avg. are eligible)Training opportunities start in December 2017 with assignments in the field staring as early as January 2018