On-site support workers are a vital part of the Sellafield Ltd team. Take a look at the diverse range of roles we have in this area of the organisation.

Please note that Sellafield Ltd’s minimum qualification requirements are 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in Mathematics, English and Science (New GCSE Grading Structure: Grade 4 and above) unless otherwise stated. Proof of your relevant qualifications must be uploaded with your application in order to be considered.

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Nuclear Worker/Facility Operators

A Nuclear Facility operator is a highly skilled worker in the nuclear industry. They work within high complexity plant and with highly complex equipment. Operators will perform a range of activities including: hands on operation of plant, systems and equipment, sampling, plant monitoring, dealing with waste products, working in harsh environments or working in PPE.

The types of activities a nuclear worker will undertake on a day to day basis vary depending on the plant but could include: working in radiological areas, dealing with nuclear waste, wearing respiratory equipment or breathing apparatus, wearing PVC and airfed suits, physically demanding and manual tasks, climbing ladders, working at height, operating cranes or fork lift trucks, working in confined spaces or hot working environments, and responding promptly to emergency situations.

The operations will be carried out safely and compliantly in accordance with site standard procedures. The nuclear worker facility operator will develop a good awareness of radiological, environmental and any potentially hazardous conditions associated with the plant. Some plant operators are also trained in control rooms which have automated processes to allow chemicals and products to be moved around the building or site in a controlled manner.


Health Physics Monitors

The health physics function provides radiological safety monitoring services to Sellafield Ltd, contractors and other stakeholders to ensure radiological protection to people, plant and the environment. The function provides health physics monitoring to support the control of radiation and contamination within operational plants, waste management, decommissioning, transport, major projects (e.g. construction, excavation and demolition) including environmental monitoring and adds significant value through reinforcing radiological safety standards and actions of the nuclear workforce.

The function also provides significant support to the site emergency arrangements on a 24 hour basis – including support to the national emergency arrangements. Roles within the function include health physics monitor apprentices, health physics monitors, assistant team leaders, team leaders and resource managers.


Laundry Operatives

As a laundry operator, you will carry out laundry cleaning and other related activities to ensure a supply of clean basic clothing, towels, socks and coveralls and/or radiological and protective equipment is available. This will include collection and delivery of laundry items, operating industrial laundry equipment and checking items are fit for purpose before redistribution. You will work in a radiological environment.


Changeroom Operatives

You will provide a support service in change rooms to ensure safe and effective operations of the facilities. Your responsibilities will include: equipping the change room with appropriate levels of safety clothing for users, ensuring users follow house and local rules, monitoring equipment, and maintaining housekeeping and material conditions within the change room.


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