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Chemistry Technician (Jr.)


Brownville, NE, US, 68321

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Chemistry Technician (Jr.) located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville.  Position closes July 10, 2020.  This position will report to Chemistry Supervisor-Operations.

Position Summary

Obtain and analyze samples, record data, and maintain instrumentation and radiochemistry counting equipment associated with the CNS Chemistry Program. This includes liquid and gaseous plant effluent monitoring (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Off-Site Dose Assessment Manual (ODAM) radiological effluents), monitoring of water quality in all CNS systems (including corrosion control and bio-monitoring), liquid radioactive waste processing, and the radiological surveys associated with these activities. This position may be assigned to a position within the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) that requires response to the station when an emergency is declared. Assignment to one of these positions and a condition of continued employment will be the ability to arrive at the station to perform ERO responsibilities within 45 minutes of notification of an emergency. This position requires respiratory protection qualifications including the donning of SCBA.


This position will require shift rotation work

Education, Training and Experience

Bachelors degree in science or related field.


Associates degree in science or related field and one year nuclear plant chemistry experience.


Successful completion of Navy Engineering Laboratory Technician (ELT) Training Program and one year nuclear plant chemistry experience.


HS/GED and 3 years nuclear chemistry or radiological power plant experience


Attain ANSI N18.1-1971 Chemistry Technician qualification per the requirements specified in Training Program Procedure (TPP) 330


Note: Satisfactory completion of the TPP 330 ANSI N18.1-1971 Chemistry Technician requirements combined with meeting the Education and Training requirements of the Chemistry Technician job profile meets the ANSI N18.1-1971 Section 4.5.2 requirements for a Chemistry Technician. This position supports eventual qualification as an ANSI N18.1-1971 Chemistry Technician as outlined in TPP 330. Attaining and documentation of this qualification is a condition of employment.

Licenses and/or Certifications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Collect and analyze samples from plant systems at CNS for quantitative and quantitative evaluations per industry, state and federal requirements applicable to Cooper Nuclear Station.


Collect and analyze samples from CNS liquid and gaseous effluents for quantitative and quantitative evaluations per industry, state and federal requirements applicable to Cooper Nuclear Station.


Collect and analyze samples in support of Operations Department liquid radioactive waste processing.


Maintain laboratory instrumentation and radiochemistry counting equipment by performing functional tests, calibrations and minor instrument repairs on sample analysis equipment having individual values exceeding $100,000.


Perform routine radiological surveys associated with the collection of radioactive samples. Ensure applicable foreign material exclusion, confined space and industrial safety requirements are met during sample collection and analysis.


Document and maintain accurate records to provide a thorough documentation of sample analysis results, equipment maintenance and calibration, and other work activities performed to ensure compliance with applicable industry, state and federal regulations associated with the operation of Cooper Nuclear Station.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies
Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity and Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship


Salary Information: $29.58-$37.36 Hourly 

Travel Required:   Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force.

Hiring Philosophy

Federal EEO

E-Verify Participant

Right to Work


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.