Chemistry Technician/SR Chemistry Technician PV

Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: TONOPAH, AZ, US, 85354

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.


Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.


Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.  


The Chemistry Technician provides technical, operational and analytical support to the Chemistry Department by performing surveillances, maintaining safe industrial and radiological work practices, understanding and implementing procedural and regulatory requirements. Performs activities under direct or general supervision depending on the complexity of work. Upon completion of selected courses and Job Qualification Cards (JQC) along with mandatory qualifications as outlined in the Chemistry Training Program description, the Technician will be assigned to fulfill department needs in an assignment area. (Automatic progression to Chemistry Technician Senior is not based solely on time in position as a Chemistry Technician.)


The Sr. Chemistry Technician performs quantitative and qualitative analyses including sampling, in-service testing or testing and measuring of radioactive contaminants and chemical properties of various environmental, liquid, and gaseous streams in nuclear plant systems and components.  Maintains appropriate records, evaluates trends, develops new methods and trains new technicians.  Observes and applies industrial safety and radiation protection in strict compliance with applicable plant procedures and regulations.  (This is a leadership development position that may provide work direction to technicians and may perform limited duties of a supervisor on an as needed basis.)

Minimum Requirements


Chemistry Technician:
High school diploma or GED. Basic knowledge of general chemical concepts, mathematics (including algebra and trigonometry), basic physics, laboratory techniques and practices required. Good oral and written communication skills required. Ability to follow written procedures. Basic understanding of how nuclear power plants operate required. A four-year Bachelors degree in a Science or Engineering discipline from an accredited college or university or Navy Nuclear Power Training highly desirable.


Chemistry Technician Sr:

A four-year Bachelor's degree in a Science or Engineering discipline from an accredited college or university plus two (2) years of working experience in Chemistry.  In lieu of a bachelor's degree, High school diploma/GED plus six (6) years of working experience Chemistry, of which one (1) year must be related technical training (or Navy Nuclear training may be substituted).  Must be qualified in accordance with Palo Verde's INPO accredited Chemistry Technician Qualification for Shift Technician.  (Meets or exceeds ANSI/ANS 3.1, 1978, 4.5.2.) 


Nuclear requirement: Any PVGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member. This is a condition of employment at PVGS. Roles and Responsibilities defined in Policy 1503 and implementing policy guide are applicable to all PVGS employees. Any PVGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities.

Major Accountabilities

1) Assists in the implementation of analytical procedures as directed.

2) Participates in the laboratory analytical control program.

3) Performs chemical/radiochemical analytical procedures and sampling. Assists in testing new or modified analytical procedures as directed.

4) Operates radiochemical analytical instrumentation, such as multi-channel gamma spectrophotometer and liquid scintillation counter, as directed.

5) Operates, calibrates and maintains laboratory analytical instrumentation, such as the atomic absorption spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, ion chromatograph, total organic carbon analyzer, UV visible spectrophotometer, as well as process on line monitors, as directed.

6) Participates in training programs and seminars and successfully completes documented training program requirements.

7) Performs sampling and analyses on selected qualified tasks as permitted by the INPO accredited training program.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Generating Stations (PVGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Plant/Field Role:
This position requires work to be performed in the field and/or at the work site, due to the nature of work.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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