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MONITOR TRAINEE

Location: 

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Feb 6, 2024

Req ID: 36357 
Team: E85 RADIOLOGICAL CNTL 
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Full-Time
Shift: Multiple 
Relocation: No relocation assistance available 
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No - Not eligible for telework 

Travel Requirement:  Yes, 10%-25% of the time 

Clearance Required: No - Clearance Not Required to Start 

 

Meet HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding
With more than 25,000 employees – including third-, fourth- and even fifth-generation shipbuilders – HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is the largest industrial employer in Virginia. We’re the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy nuclear aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy nuclear submarines. Our diverse and innovative team of professionals ranges from skilled trades to project managers, engineers and software developers to solution architects, technical subject matter experts, and system users. Anchored in our rich, 135-year history, we collaborate together at the forefront of technology, manufacturing, and integration of the most powerful and survivable naval ships in the world. Want to be part of the team? Apply today! We look forward to meeting you.

 

The Role

Radiological Control Technicians (Monitors) perform surveillance of radiological work areas to detect and document the level and type of ionizing radiation/radioactivity in accordance with radiological control regulations. Performs and documents air, water, solid and surface radioactivity/radiation surveys using instruments designed to detect type and level of activity. Monitors also determine usage and maintenance of nuclear containment apparatus and respond to radiological incidents to ensure employee and environmental safety. Work is performed in the shipbuilding construction environment involving exposure to outside temperatures (both summer and winter), confined spaces, and elevated work areas. In addition, crawling, lifting, climbing vertical ladders and wearing respiratory equipment will be expected.

Must Have

Monitors must also possess the flexibility to work rotating shifts. The Monitor Trainee candidate must attend and meet the requirements of the Radiological Control Technician Qualification School (RCTQS), a 22 week course of intensive academic and practical training, located at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA. Successful completion of RCTQS is required for continued employment. Prior to reporting to the school, the candidate will be refreshed and tested in basic math and science skills. While attending school, the candidate will be taught the basic knowledge and use of nuclear instrumentation, as well as, other aspects of the nuclear field. Candidates will be required to successfully complete written, practical, and oral examinations. Upon successful completion of all requirements the candidate will become a fully qualified Monitor.This position requires a high school graduate or equivalent. The candidate should be able to apply knowledge of algebraic and geometric calculation and should have basic knowledge of biology and chemistry. Prior to employment the candidate must be able to pass a complete physical examination. Be able to acquire an interim confidential security clearance. This clearance is a precursor to a Department of Defense confidential security clearance.

Nice to Have

Provide transcript to reflect successful completion of algebra, geometry, biology and chemistry. Associate Degree in Applied Sciences Prior military experience

 

Why HII
We build the world’s most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. HII’s diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals.

 

Recognized as one of America’s top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people’s safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you’ll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career.

 

Working at HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a future. We offer comprehensive benefits including: medical, prescription drug, dental and vision plan choices, on-site health centers, tele-medicine, wellness resources, employee assistance programs, savings plan options (401K), financial education and planning tools, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships, and more. Some benefits may vary depending on your specific division or work location. 


Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive.

Today’s challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It’s why we’re focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees. 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.


Do You Need Assistance? 
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to buildyourcareer@hii-co.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.


Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #2 for Newport News Shipbuilding.

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