Radiation & Contamination Monitor

Nordion - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Radiation and Decontamination Monitor is responsible for radiation measurement and decontamination in assigned area and provide guidance as appropriate to Decontamination Operators and Decontamination Helpers.

This position is deemed a Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW). A Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW) is defined by the Nuclear Safety and Control Act as a person who is required, in the course of the person’s business, or occupation in connection with a nuclear substance or nuclear facility to perform duties in such circumstances that there is a reasonable probability that the person may receive a dose of radiation that is greater than the prescribed limit for the general public (1 mSv per year for the whole body).

Key Responsibilities

Performs the necessary radiation checks as well as the decontamination of facilities and equipment as required. Responsible for source checks of all low level alarms, hand and foot monitors and contamination monitors in the active area and ensure all radiation and contamination equipment is properly calibrated.

Will report unusual conditions in respect to radiation, contamination or safety to Senior Radiation and Contamination Monitor or Supervisor. Reads and accurately records radiation dosimeter results. Monitors movements of active packages and waste into and out of production facilities for radiation and contamination including situations where potential hazards exist. Responsibility for sign-offs on Process Control Records and Releases as required and for operation, radiation and contamination control and housekeeping of assigned area. Position is classified as Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW).

Qualifications

Minimum grade 12 with at least one-year experience as a Decontamination Operator.

Familiarity with operating contamination/radiation detection instruments, decontamination and disposal techniques, radiation hazards and safety control procedures.

Skills and Competencies

Ability to maintain records and perform routine calculations with respect to radiation and contamination.

Must be competent, and confident to respond quickly to unusual situations and take charge in emergency situations

Excellent Communication skills required

Additional Requirements

Availability to work the required shift(s) and overtime

Lift and carry up to 5 kgs on a frequent basis

Good manual dexterity and grip strength

Push/pull carts with a force of up to 25kgs on an occasional basis

Wear a respirator for potentially several hours at a time

This position requires the successful completion of a vision screening and hearing test as a pre-employment condition

Training Required: Must complete all required training and certification as a Nuclear Energy Worker

Our Values

The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values.

Customer Focus – We are driven to fulfill our customers’ needs with the highest quality and care

People – We value our people who are part of a global team that is diverse, respectful, passionate and collaborative

Integrity – We are honest, reliable and accountable in everything we do

Safety – We are uncompromising in our commitment to health and well-being

Excellence – We exceed the expectations of our stakeholders and continue to improve and innovate in everything we do

Nordion requires pre-employment screening to be accepted as cleared prior to start date. Background verification may include the possibility of FBI fingerprinting.

This position requires the successful completion of a vision and hearing screen as a pre-employment condition.

We are committed to building a workplace that supports diversity and inclusiveness. We promote employment equity and encourage candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visibility minority group.

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