Schedule Mon - Fri; 8:00am - 4:30pm
Education Level College
Career Level Requires 3 years of relevant experience
Responsible for providing consultation and audit services in the area of public and occupational radiation safety. Collects and transfers radiological waste and mitigates and eliminates radiation hazards from the University community.
Representative Duties & Responsibilities
Inspect and audit laboratories, facilities, and workplaces for potentially hazardous materials and agents.
Collect and count radiological samples and analyze results.
Conduct measurements in the field to detect hazardous materials and agents, and interpret their impact with respect to established safety regulations.
Collect radioactive waste from University facilities and transport materials safely between buildings.
Conduct technical observations of handling techniques for hazardous materials.
Commission and decommission radioisotope laboratories at the University.
Make recommendations on safety related policies and procedures and safety program development.
Issue written warnings and if necessary, stop work orders for infractions.
Write operational procedures, reports and summaries of radioactive waste characterization, segregation, and amount disposed.
Prepare high risk isotope monitoring reports.
Create and complete forms and postings.
Maintain and update inventory lists.
Respond to inquiries, concerns, and complaints.
Use defined formulas and equations to complete various calculations.
Calibrate portable radiation detection instrumentation.
Pipette and prepare samples for liquid scintillation counting.
Operate various power tools and hydraulic forklifts.
Respond to and resolve radiological and nuclear emergencies.
Maintain security clearances sufficient to be granted unescorted access to the nuclear reactor.
Ensure adherence to quality standards and procedures for short-term staff and volunteers.
2 year Community College diploma Radiation Safety, Environmental Health and Safety, or related field.
Requires 3 years of relevant experience.
Individual must be capable of being certified by the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT) to progress to the Senior Radiation Surveyor position.
The successful candidate should be occasionally available for work beyond normal working hours, for activities including, but not limited to:
response to emergencies
planned maintenance and reactor outages
JD #: JD00305
How To Apply
To apply for this job, please submit your application online.
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