Contamination Worker 2640 NWP

Job Posted 7/2/2023
North Wind Group
United States
Category Wind Jobs
Job Description
Location: West Mifflin, PA

Title: Contamination Worker

Schedule (FT/PT): FT

Travel Required: As Needed

Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Portage, Inc., is a technically diverse company providing consulting and project execution services to clients on their environmental, engineering, and infrastructure projects. Since its establishment in Idaho Falls in 1992, Portage has completed over $1.2 billion of projects focused primarily on investigations, remedial/response actions, and removal of radiological, hazardous, and toxic waste for federal, state, tribal, and local governments and private industry clients. Portage is ISO9001 certified and has an active NQA-1 compliant Quality Assurance Program. Portage is based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with satellite offices throughout the country. On January 20, 2017, Portage, Inc., was acquired by North Wind Group.

Job Description

+ 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.


+ A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

+ Industrial, demolition, environmental, radiological or related experience is preferred.

+ Performs D&D operations required to remove radioactivity in strict compliance with radiological work procedures.

+ Specific functions include set up and operation of radiological work areas, set up and operation in radiological containments, handling and packaging of radioactive material, and manual D&D operations.

+ Approximately six-months of site-specific training at the Buyer 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.

+ Requires background investigation resulting in a DOE "L" security clearance.

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 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.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.

United States