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Nuclear Chemistry Specialist


Perry, OH, US, 44081

Job Function:  Nuclear Generation
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  19924

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [PEN]


The Nuclear Chemistry Specialist at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant is responsible for the implementation of chemistry programs, including the radioactive effluents technical specifications (RETS) and radiological environmental monitoring program (REMP).  The Specialist is responsible to ensure the programs are implemented to meet government regulations, company policies and industry best practices.


Responsibilities include:


  • Executing the RETS/REMP (Radioactive Effluents Technical Specifications and Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program) programs for a boiling water reactor site
  • Preparing and submitting of Annual Environmental and Effluent Release Report
  • Performance of annual land use census
  • Reviewing of radioactive discharge permits
  • Collecting and processing of environmental sampling - including water, vegetables, fish, milk, etc.
  • Performing coordination and oversight of vendors used to support portions of the radiological environmental monitoring program, groundwater monitoring program and waste management program
  • Maintaining applicable REMP equipment
  • Supporting NPDES permit activities
  • Conducting treatment for the control of invasive mollusks
  • Implementing the NEI compliant groundwater monitoring program
  • Implementing the Regulated Waste Management program
  • Interfacing with regulatory and oversight agencies during inspection of assigned programs
  • Performing Emergency Response Organization functions as assigned, including on-call responsibilities.
  • Obtaining and maintaining radiation worker qualifications
  • Operating company vehicle




  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Environmental Sciences is required
  • In lieu of degree, 4 years' relevant experience in radiological and environmental monitoring is required
  • Possesses familiarity with dose assessment methodologies 
  • Demonstrates precision in data evaluation and report preparation
  • Capable of reading, interpreting and applying applicable regulations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Reside within site-specific Emergency Response Organization response time


Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

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