Radiation Safety Specialist

Everett, WA
Full Time
Mid Level
Zap Energy is looking for a Radiation Safety Specialist to support our team on a contract basis. We are seeking a contractor experienced in establishing and maintaining radiation safety protocols and compliance with applicable Washington state Department of Health codes. This role will support Zap’s Radiation Safety Officer and the entire Zap team as we are building a commercially viable fusion platform.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • This position will support Zap Energy’s Radiation Safety Officer in protecting our people and environment and maintaining compliance with relevant licenses.
  • Develop and maintain the recordkeeping program for license compliance.
  • Perform radiation hazard evaluation, dose assessment, radiation survey, dose monitoring, and leak tests.
  • Maintain the functionality and up-to-date calibration status of the radiation detectors and dose monitoring instruments. May involve improving the existing radiation measurement systems and developing new ones when needed.
  • Develop technical notes and documentation for license compliance. 
  • Contribute to the shielding analysis and design.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and test of radiation safety systems.
  • Support continuous improvement and implementation of Zap Radiation Safety Programs: dosimetry, instrumentation, radiological protection for public and environment, fusion device operation, etc..
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in health physics, radiation physics, medical physics, nuclear engineering, radiological engineering, or related field with a minimum 2 years of applicable experience performing duties similar to those listed above.
  • Knowledge of:
    • Radiation physics.
    • Principles, practices, and methods of radiation protection.
    • Laws and regulations concerning control of ionizing radiation.
  • Hands-on experience in handling radioactive materials, active and passive dose measurement instruments, and radiation detectors
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in radiation protection programs.
  • Master's Degree
  • American Academy of Health Physics Certified Health Physicist.
  • Experience working with WA state Dept of Health regulators and the relevant sections of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC).
  • Demonstrated experience in Monte Carlo radiation transport codes, e.g., MCNP or PHITS.
  • Experience working in pulsed radiation fields or particle accelerators.

The estimated salary range for this position is $85,000 to $120,000. Candidates may be considered for other positions at Zap Energy and actual salary will be based on relevant education, experience, and other qualifications.  Range is published in accordance with Washington Equal Pay and Opportunity Act.

Zap Energy is building a low-cost, compact, and scalable fusion energy platform that confines and compresses plasma without the need for expensive and complex magnetic coils. Zap’s sheared-flow-stabilized Z-pinch technology provides compelling fusion economics and requires orders of magnitude less capital than conventional approaches. Zap Energy has approximately 150 team members in multiple facilities near Seattle and is backed by leading financial and strategic investors.

Zap Energy Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.   

Questions on this position can be sent to [email protected].

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