Waste & Decommissioning Technician

Job details

Job title Waste & Decommissioning Technician
Ref CBS9JP00005235
Location Hinkley Point A
Region South West
Company Magnox
Salary Negotiable
Duration 12 Months
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Waste & Decommissioning Technician – Based Hinkley Point A Power Station, Somerset – 12 months duration - £inside IR35 – Contact – paul.mount@capita.co.uk

Purpose of Role

To support the provision of an effective waste management, decontamination, de-planting and decommissioning service by carrying out the required Waste Management activities.

Key Duties/Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Ensure positive identification of hazards via Point of Work Safety Assessment (POWSA).

Ensure work areas are maintained and any remedial action carried out in a timely manner to the site standards.

Solve routine operational problems using efficiency improvement techniques.

Undertake Health Physics monitoring duties, monitoring plant and equipment, as required within his/her own level of demonstrated competence.

Contribute to effective team working and team building, working closely with the site project teams, supporting the communication and understanding of waste management objectives.

Daily reporting and quality feedback to team leader to support the progress of work.

The post holder may be required to carry out additional identified roles as necessary (e.g. operate cranes, drive forklift trucks, perform rigging).

Contribute to the effective development and delivery of training within own area of specialism.

Support colleague’s learning and development through knowledge sharing, task instruction etc.

As a customer-focused individual, the post holder will be expected to support delivery within his or her range of skills, knowledge, experience and competence.

Comply with the Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality policies, procedures, work instructions and risk assessments.

Support the continuous improvement of Health, Safety Environment and Quality.

Support the effective deployment of company-wide policies, processes, systems and procedures ensuring that at all time the business remains compliant.

This includes, but is not limited to, the need to comply with the company’s Equality and Diversity Policy and undertake identified associated learning and development activities.

The post holder may be required to fulfil a role in the Site Emergency Scheme.

In addition, a Waste and Decommissioning Technician may have the following responsibilities, dependent upon work area:

Undertake Waste Management duties within his/her level of demonstrated competence including; packaging, transportation and collection.

Understand the existing waste management plan, expectations and plant operating requirements for waste management processing and operations.

Operate waste volume reduction equipment within his/her level of demonstrated competence.

Decontaminate radioactive plant/ equipment within his/her level of demonstrated confidence using approved techniques.

Provide support for routine maintenance for waste management related equipment.

Update signage and control of waste management controlled lay down areas and containers

Dismantle and remove hazardous structures, materials, cables, equipment, etc.


Appropriate technical qualification e.g. City and Guilds, BTEC, NVQ (NQF Level 2) or relevant experience


Experience of working in an industrial environment

Knowledge of radiological matters and nuclear safety standards

Experience of working in waste management and/or industrial waste


Ability to travel between other sites and attend off-site meetings as required

Additional information about the process

Capita Resourcing is the strategic resourcing business within Capita plc. We are the chosen provider of agency workers and permanent recruitment for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) collaborative framework, across nuclear sites and offices UK wide.

NuclearWorks welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation. NuclearWorks is a trading name of Capita Business Services Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business.

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