Job ID: 2024-18331 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Public Safety, Security, and Emergency Services
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Apprenticeship is the first-in-the-nation registered apprenticeship program in fusion energy and engineering. It is designed to equip the next generation of technicians with the skills necessary to help build and operate a fusion energy experiment.
A PPPL Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway for high school graduates, veterans, and others looking to join this exciting endeavor. The Safety Inspector/Technician apprentice program shall be considered completed when the apprentice has satisfactorily completed each of the competencies listed below and the related technical instruction. The program leads to a portable, nationally recognized credential and a possible career at our national laboratory. The apprentice will receive pay and benefits, as well as all the RTI is fully paid for by PPPL.
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Reviews, evaluates, and evaluates the workplace for environmental, and physical factors that could affect a worker's health and safety. May conduct inspections and ensure adherence to PPPL policy and procedures governing the health and safety of individuals. Inspects machinery, equipment, and working conditions in industrial or other settings to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health regulations: inspects machines and equipment for accident prevention devices. Observes workers to determine use of prescribed safety equipment, such as glasses, helmets, goggles, respirators, and clothing. Inspects specified areas for fire-prevention equipment and other safety and first-aid supplies. Reviews working areas for hazards. Prepares reports of findings with recommendations for corrective action. Investigates accidents to ascertain causes for use in recommending preventive safety measures. Provide safety over site within a variety of laboratory and or industrial settings to support the advancement of plasma science and fusion energy research. May demonstrate use of safety equipment.
ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING-600 hours The apprentice(s) shall be rotated through the following work disciplines:
Occupational Safety and Health
Site Hazard Review -1000 hours Competencies
Site pre-job walkthrough (Determine all visible hazards for that Specific job site.
Review Procedures, Risk Factors, and Materials.
Review MSDS/ SDS of all chemical products used.
Ensure proper work practices.
Identify/ review mitigating control measures.
Determine and evaluate the use of proper PPE.
Job Safety Inspections - 400 hours Competencies
Equipment inspection - Inspection of all safety devices designed to ensure equipment safety in respect to workers.
Hazard identification - Inspection of job site conditions for such items as, housekeeping, trips or fall hazards etc.
Monitoring workers for chemical and/ physical stressors. Visually inspecting worker habits and behavior to ensure their safety and that they are in compliance with the companyâ™s written programs and regulatory requirements.
Investigating accidents and injuries, violations and causes.
Written reports on findings and accidents and injuries.
Ensure environmental compliance for waste disposal.
Training Workers - 500 hours
Health and Safety training of workers (This shall be training of workers on the health effects of the materials they are in contact with on-the-job sites. It is on the proper personal protective equipment they are to use and how to use and maintain it properly. These classes would also include instruction on company policies when special procedures are required.)
Job Hazard Analysis review. (A pre-job briefing is delivered to workers with a discussion of l known hazards of the job site. Educating them on how to recognize and to avoid these hazards. It also explains what should be done in case such a problem arises.)
Safety Program Development - 500 Hours
The development of job-specific safety programs required by federal and state regulations.
Put in place on job sites and verify consistency with PPPLâ™s higher level procedures.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT (RELATED TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION-RTI): Classroom training per Rutgers School of Public Health-Center for Public Health Workforce Development (432 hours):
40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations (5 days)
Hazardous Materials Transportation (1 day)
Hazardous Waste Management- RCRA Training (1 day)
Occupational Safety and Health Courses
OSHA 510: Occupational Safety & Health Standards for the Construction Industry (4 days)
OSHA 511: Occupational Safety & Health Standards for the General Industry (4 days)
OSHA 521: OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene (4 days)
OSHA 2055: Cranes in Construction (3 days) hybrid
OSHA 2225: Respiratory Protection (4 days)
OSHA 2255: Principles of Ergonomics (3 days)
OSHA 2264: Permit-Required Confined Space Entry (3 days)
OSHA 3115: Fall Protection (3 days)
OSHA 7100: Machinery and Machine Guarding (1 day)
OSHA 7115: Lockout/Tagout
OSHA 7500: Introduction to Safety & Health Management
Education and Experience:
Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent by the start of the program.
No experience needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Passionate, dedicated, motivated, time management, problem solving, team player, ready to learn and be challenged.
Ability to lift 50lbs.
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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.
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