Engineer of Radiological Work
Job TypeFull Time
CompanyCDC dbd North Wind Group
CityWest Mifflin
Job Description


The Engineer of Radiological Work (ERW) will provide engineering 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).



Development of Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D)/Radiological engineered work procedures and supporting documents which require controls for handling radioactive materials to execute:

  • Radiological and environmental characterization
  • Maintenance on MEL radioactive systems
  • Upgrades to MEL infrastructure where radiological controls may be required
  • Removal of MEL radioactive systems including packaging for disposal
  • Removal of paint from radioactive material surf aces
  • Refurbishment or remediation of structural components, machinery, piping, and ventilation systems
  •  Equipment assembly and system upgrades in the MEL radiological areas including small-scale work.
  • Industrial remediation of various non-hazardous and hazardous materials, such as Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), mercury, beryllium, solvents, and lead, which may or may not be radioactively contaminated.
  • Develop plans, reports and perform environmental investigation and remediation activities pursuant to local and federal regulatory programs, as required.
  • Provide engineering support as work is executed to ensure compliance with engineered work products. Including any updates or changes needed for work execution procedures.
  •  Develop engineered drawings, sketches, lifting and handling diagrams to support complex D&D projects.
  • Training and qualifying as an Engineer of Radiological Work.
  • Other engineering efforts related to reducing the radiological footprint of the MEL.his


  • A B.S. degree in Engineering or Science is required.
  • Experience of two years or more is preferred.
  • Individual will qualify as an Engineer of Radiological Work (ERW).
  • Individual responsibilities include preparation of technical radiological procedures for D&D, equipment design and fabrication to support D&D work, disassembly of equipment and packaging
  • equipment for shipment and preparation for burial, minimizing radioactive waste volume and  appropriate safety controls, and preparation of radioactivity estimates for packaging of  radioactive material.
  • Radiological background in D&D and environmental projects is preferred.
  • Approximately three-months of site-specific training at the Bettis facility will be required to be
  • fully qualified to perform work.
  • Must be able to obtain an “L” Security Clearance.  Holding an existing clearance is preferred.




Minimum: B.S Degree in Engineering or Science and two years of experience is preferred.


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.


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.