Decommissioning Operatives

£25.00 - £27.00 per hour
02-08-2022 03:34 PM

Decommissioning Operative (Nuclear)
Long term contract/Permanent
Location - Reading
Rate - £27.00 per hour / £30,000 plus benefits
Start Date - ASAP

As a Decommissioning Operative you will be part of a decommissioning team where you will be tasked with the delivery of projects involving decommissioning, decontamination, size reduction and waste management activities.
Responsibilities include:

  • Review skill levels and update them as necessary to competently carry out the tasks required of a Decommissioning Operative. This will include:
  • Basic Health and Safety Training
  • Introduction to Radiation Protection / Safety Practices
  • Additional training requirements specific to a particular role or site.
  • Carry out tasks as required for specific decommissioning projects, including:
  • Plant and equipment size reduction
  • Plant and equipment decontamination
  • Building/room/floor decontamination
  • Support to HP monitors during waste packaging and processing.
  • Other work areas could involve plant operations, installation and support to commissioning.
  • Complete and maintain as necessary all associated records and documentation.
  • Contribute to the development of business by internal referral and communication of appropriate information and intelligence.

Essential Requirements:

  • Familiar with site work environments
  • Able to read and write messages, interpret and carry instruction
  • Maintain simple records and documents in a readable format
  • Utilisation of technical or scientific data
  • Able to work well as team member
  • Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace or equivalent
  • Work experience within decommissioning, engineering, science or construction environment
  • Aware of radiological issues and protocols for safe working
  • Familiar with working on nuclear licensed site or similar with specific hazards / operations
  • DV clearance or clearable

If you are interested in finding out more, you can call Adam on 02392 288 289 or email on

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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