Chemical Radiation Technician

Chemical Radiation Engineer

Minimum B. Tech in Nuclear Physics

Not required

The tasks a Chemical Radiation Technician is expected to perform include:

Testing materials and monitoring the operations of a nuclear-powered electric generating plant

Collecting samples of water, gases and solids, at specified intervals, during the production process, using automatic sampling equipment

Analyzing materials, according to specified procedures, to determine if the chemical components and radiation levels are within established limits

Recording test results and preparing reports for review by the supervisor

Assisting workers to set up equipment and monitoring equipment that automatically detects deviations from standard operations

Notifying personnel to adjust processing equipment, quantity of additives and the rate of discharge of waste materials, when test results indicate the materials are in excess of the standards

Performing decontamination procedures to ensure the safety of workers and continued operation of the processing equipment in the plant

Calibrating and maintaining chemical instrumentation sensing elements and sampling system equipment, using hand tools

In depth knowledge of the safety measures to be followed around radioactive substances

Knowledge of relevant tools and equipment for analysing radioactive elements

Ability to write technical reports in a structured manner 

Skilled in testing radioactive materials and samples

Skilled in handling radioactive waste releases appropriately

In-depth knowledge of the working of nuclear-powered electric generating plants

Familiar with standards and specifications regarding nuclear radiation levels, etc.

Not Applicable

Good communication skills

Attention to detail


Hardworking and persistent 

Analytical bend of mind

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is considered hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 16,000 to INR 39,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Power Industry in India

The Indian power sector is one of the most diversified in the world. Sources for power generation range from commercial ones such as coal, lignite, natural gas, oil, hydro and nuclear power to other viable non-conventional sources such as wind, solar and agriculture and domestic waste. The demand for electricity in the country has been growing at a rapid rate and is expected to grow further in the years to come. In order to meet the increasing requirement of electricity, a massive addition to the installed generating capacity in the country is required. As per the International Energy Agency (IEA) publication on World Energy Statistics 2013, India ranks 5th in electricity production and 110th in the per-capita consumption of electricity. The investment climate is positive in the power sector. Due to the policy of liberalization, the sector has witnessed higher investment flows than envisaged.

The Government of India has identified the power sector as a key sector of focus to promote sustained industrial growth. The government is targeting a capacity addition of around 89 GW under the 12th (2012?17) and around 100 GW under the 13th (2017?22) Five-Year Plan. The expected investment in the power sector during the 12th Plan (2012?17) is US$ 223.9 billion. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand for trained professionals. Therefore, the career of a Chemical Radiation Technician has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Nuclear Power Plants

Nuclear Research Centres

Cities and towns across India