Radiation Control Technician
Edgewater Technical Associates
Job Description Excerpt
“As a fully proficient radiation control technician 3 (RCT 3), provides radiological support at assigned Laboratory sites in the areas of workplace surveillance and analysis/interpretation of radiological data. In addition, provides fully proficient operational health physics support in assigned facility, function or area. Responsible for high-hazard radiological jobs. Ensures compliance with radiation protection activities, procedures and 10CFR835. Implements radiation protection procedures and applies these to a wide range of activities such as reviewing radiological work for proper controls, posting and compliance with Laboratory requirements. Assists and mentors employees in on-the-job training in the areas of: group procedures for radiation monitoring, contamination control, external exposure control and emergency response, radiation work permits, and facility design. Interfaces with emergency personnel or directly responds to an emergency situation involving radiation or radioactive material. Works with health physicist to determining appropriate re-entry requirements, directs as necessary other RCTs in monitoring and dealing with contaminated personnel. The RCT 3 may be called upon on an as needed basis to successfully assume field management responsibility and direct the actions of other technicians. Completing assignments requires following or adhering to requirements, specifications, or procedures developed for the task. Impact of work may affect an entire facility.”
1. Fully proficient level RCT 3 performs the full range of applied radiation protection activities with minimal supervision. An RCT 3 performs the duties of an RCT 1 and 2 and in addition performs the following tasks:
2. Performs planning of low- and moderate-hazard radiological work and some high-hazard work with minimal direction or supervision.
3. Performs planning of high-hazard radiological work and provides recommended controls to supervision and persons in charge (PICs).
4. Routinely provide radiation protection support for planned moderate and high hazard radiological work with minimal direction.
5. Effectively and independently controls work or processes with complex requirements including use of engineered controls such as
localized ventilation, confinement, or temporary shielding.
6. Evaluates air sampling results and reports abnormal conditions including performing appropriate immediate and follow-on actions.
7. Responds and effectively controls severe or complex off-normal radiological events (e.g., off-site contamination, contamination of multiple individuals, true CAM alarms with personnel exposures, contaminated wounds, etc.) with minimal oversight or supervision.
8. Mentors and assists employees in on-the-job training in the areas of: group procedures for radiation monitoring, contamination control, external exposure control and emergency response, radiation work permits, and facility design.
9. May serve, at the discretion of management, as subject matter expert for writing radiological work control permits (RWCPs).
10. Wears personal protective equipment required for workplace and job hazards including, but not limited to, anti-contamination clothing, respiratory protection, gloves and protective footwear.
11. Performs other duties as assigned by supervision.
12. Provides clear verbal and written communication.
13. Performs fully proficient computer functions (e.g., Word, Excel, email).
14. Works overtime on an as-needed basis.
15. Obtains security clearance as needed and participates in human reliability program as required by assignment or as directed.
16. Safety and security are a primary responsibility for all Laboratory employees. Maintains required safety and security training, assures safety and security compliance, and makes safety and security an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.
17. Adheres to all Laboratory and industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to radiological protection/safety.
18. Ensures radiological protection work, materials, processes and final products meet quality specifications and are completed according to established requirements.
19. Fosters a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
Edgewater Technical Associates – Los Alamos
Science | Albuquerque, NM, United States
Apply here: http://www.westonsolutions.com/careers/opportunities.htm
The Health Physicist will be working with the Weston project team supporting the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute is looking for a key contributor to its growing and dynamic radiation program. The Senior Radiation Control Position monitors and controls the use of radioactive materials and radiation generating equipment during LRRI’s research activities.
The successful candidate will have an Associate’s degree (AAS) in Health Physics or Radiation Protection AND one year of radiation handling or monitoring experience; OR, three years of radiation monitoring experience; OR, any equivalent combination or experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. The preferred candidate will have experience working in an NRC-regulated environment, be eligible for certification through the National Registry for Radiation Protection Technologists and have completed training as a DOT Class 7 Shipper.
Successful completion of a post offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check is required as well as a successful Trustworthy and Reliable determination.
To apply: please register for Job #S5912 at www.LRRI.org, Careers. We encourage you to visit our web site www.LRRI.org for additional information. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/D/V.