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UGT is seeking a Health Physics Technician II to join our Radiation Protection team. Members of the Radiation Protection team are responsible for supporting all aspects of radiological designs and operations in support of the mission of client, including the Laser Safety program. Working under minimal supervision and (in some instances) independently, you will be responsible for performing a wide variety of health physics support duties. In order to be effective you will apply radiation detection principles, knowledge of regulatory requirements and proficiency in one or more of the following areas: radioactive material activation and contamination surveys, shipping determinations, area radiation monitoring, radiological work control development, gamma spectroscopy and liquid scintillation. Assignments normally require study and analysis of various courses of action.
As a Health Physics Technician II you are expected to evaluate options and determine the most appropriate implementation of established protocols for job coverage, survey method, etc. in your approach to radiological protection by identifying problems and weaknesses and recommending potential solutions. You will also work with other environmental health and safety staff, scientists, experimental users, engineers and technicians, as well as other Radiation Protection partners, and outside vendors/contractors in order to fulfill program and regulatory requirements safely, efficiently, and in a timely manner. This position reports to the Radiation Protection Field Operation Group Leader.
Your Specific Responsibilities Include
Conduct and evaluate radiological surveys involving ionizing radiation and radioactive contamination in accelerator, industrial areas, and auxiliary areas, as well as of materials and wastes, by using a wide range of fixed and portable radiation detection instruments.
Assist and/or contribute to the development of survey procedures and document surveys using word processing, database and spreadsheet programs.
Determine area classifications, establish boundaries, and develop area access/control requirements.
Monitor the work of personnel involving radiation and radioactive material.
Ensure compliance with regulations and policies as well as special field control requirements such as Radiological Work Permit (RWP).
Interact with, and provide guidance and support to line personnel to help facilitate radiological safety in the field.
Administer radiological training to others in a classroom setting.
Provide field support such as prompt radiation surveys, area dosimetry, field sampling, gamma spectroscopy and activities specific to radioactive material, radioactive waste, and disassembly and disposition programs.
Achieve and maintain HPT III qualification through periodic written, practical and oral examinations within one year of hire.
The duties listed above are designed to provide a representative sampling of key tasks and/or responsibilities associated with the job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all the duties performed by employees in the classification.
To Be Successful In This Position You Will Bring
Associates degree in Physical Sciences or related fields, or a combination of training and work experience performing duties similar to those listed above.
Knowledge of basic engineering or scientific principles, mathematics, physics and related subject matter.
Must become qualified to use a wide range of radiological survey instrumentation (e.g., Inovision 450/451, Ludlum 2241 and 3030, Meridian 5085).
Be qualified as a Health Physics Technician in accordance with HPT qualification process.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to comprehend fully and explain the applicable federal, state, and local laws/regulations and internal requirements to field personnel, business partners, regulators, and other stakeholders.
Ability to work in a team environment, independently with minimum supervision.
Demonstrated experience providing excellent customer support in a respectful, supportive and service-oriented manner.
Must be organized and detail oriented and be able to maintain documents and database files.
Ability to coordinate and manage workload in support of multiple projects with competing priorities.
Proficiency in the use of basic computer programs such as MS Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.
In Addition, Preferred Requirements Include
Bachelor degree in Health Physics or related field.
Previous qualification as a DOE Radiological Control Technician.
Familiarity with the use and application of gamma spectroscopy instrumentation and liquid scintillation counters.
Current registration with National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT).
Certificates And Licenses
Certified as a Department of Transportation (DOT) Radioactive Material Shipper, or able to obtain certification within a year of hire.
Must possess and maintain a valid California Non-commercial C Class driver's license.
Ability to obtain and maintain necessary certification to operate Power Industrial Vehicles (PIVs).
Physical Requirements And Working Conditions
Consistent with its obligations under the law, UGT will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with colleagues, field staff, business partners, and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for environment, safety and security; communicates related concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Meets the applicable roles and responsibilities as described in the ESH Manual, Chapter 1—General Policy and Responsibilities