Electrician/Contamination Worker
Job TypeFull Time
CompanyCDC dbd North Wind Group
CityWest Mifflin
Job Description


The Electrician/Contamination Worker will provide electrical and production support for Shielded Cell Cleanout within the Materials Evaluation Laboratory (MEL) at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (Bettis in West Mifflin, PA, Prime Contractor Site to the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of the Navy).



 Perform installation, maintenance, and repairs of industrial electrical devices which may be radiological.

 Qualify as Lock Out Tag Out Authorized Employee.

 Qualify as a Contamination Worker and perform duties to include:

  • Perform D&D work activities that include the removal of radioactive materials and components to support MEL project activities.
  • Perform operations within radiological containments including glove bags to support equipment/material removal.
  • Upgrades to MEL infrastructure where radiological controls may be required.
  • Characterize, minimize, segregate, and package waste for disposal focusing on what is contained in the MEL shielded cells.
  • Lifting and handling operations of equipment or structures as necessary to support MEL work.
  • Utilize contamination controls, work practices and personal protective equipment to remove contaminated materials.
  • Maintain required materials and equipment.
  •  Perform Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Electrical Planned Maintenance



  • This position requires Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship.
  • This position shall be responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairs of industrial electric devices, including installation of industrial wiring. All electrical wiring shall be performed by a qualified electrician.
  • The person should be familiar with 110 Volt Single Phase and 220/440 Volt, Three Phase Industrial Systems and Controllers.
  • Approximately six-months of site-specific training at the Bettis facility will be required to be fully qualified to perform work as a Contamination Worker and to qualify as a qualified electrical worker.
  • Must be able to obtain an “L” Security Clearance.  Holding an existing clearance is preferred.



Minimum: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) and certified electrician.

 Computer Skills: Basic IT Knowledge – Must possess significant functional computer skills including use of mainstream business software including, but not limited to: Microsoft Office – Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe Professional, Internet navigation.


The Physical Demands and Work Environment characteristics described below are critical features of this job, and are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions.  They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


The following are the physical requirements of the jobs. Must be able to: walk, stand, bend/twist at waist, kneeling/crawling, sitting, reaching, pulling/pushing, overhead work, grasping/gripping, lift up to 50 pounds, use stairs, climb ladders/scaffolding, work at heights, ability to hear normal speech and audible alarms, near and distant vision acuity, inclined or vertical ladders, ability to work in hot and cold conditions, medically qualified and ability to wear respiratory protection (PAPR, Full Face, Half Face), wear other PPE (i.e. foot protection, hand protection and hearing protection), possibly required to medically qualify as a lead (Pb) worker (Medical Surveillance) or crane operator (i.e. DOT physical).


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be onsite at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and must adhere to all site rules and regulations.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.