*A job as a Radiation Monitor falls under the broader career category of Nuclear Monitoring Technicians. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.
- Location: Chalk River, ON
- Salary: $45.75HOUR hourly for 37.5 hours per week
- Terms of employment: Term or contract
- Day, Evening
- Start date: Starts as soon as possible
- vacancies: 10 vacancies
- Temporary work assignment
What Radiator/ Nuclear Monitoring Technicians do:
- Collect samples of air, water, gases, or solids to determine radioactivity levels of contamination.
- Determine intensities and types of radiation in work areas, equipment, or materials, using radiation detectors or other instruments.
- Provide initial response to abnormal events or to alarms from radiation monitoring equipment.
- Analyze samples, such as air or water samples, for contaminants or other elements.
- Inform supervisors when individual exposures or area radiation levels approach maximum permissible limits.
- Brief workers on radiation levels in work areas.
- Place radioactive waste, such as sweepings or broken sample bottles, into containers for shipping or disposal.
- Determine or recommend radioactive decontamination procedures, according to the size and nature of equipment and the degree of contamination.
- Instruct personnel in radiation safety procedures and demonstrate use of protective clothing and equipment.
- Monitor personnel to determine the amounts and intensities of radiation exposure.
- Decontaminate objects by cleaning with soap or solvents or by abrading with wire brushes, buffing wheels, or sandblasting machines.
- Calculate safe radiation exposure times for personnel using plant contamination readings and prescribed safe levels of radiation.
- Prepare reports describing contamination tests, material or equipment decontaminated, or methods used in decontamination processes.
- Set up equipment that automatically detects area radiation deviations and test detection equipment to ensure its accuracy.
- Calibrate and maintain chemical instrumentation sensing elements and sampling system equipment, using calibration instruments and hand tools.
- Enter data into computers to record characteristics of nuclear events or to locate coordinates of particles.
- Operate manipulators from outside cells to move specimens into or out of shielded containers, to remove specimens from cells, or to place specimens on benches or equipment work stations.
- Confer with scientists directing projects to determine significant events to monitor during tests.
- Immerse samples in chemical compounds to prepare them for testing.
Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
3 years to less than 5 years
- Type of Inspection and Investigation
- Radiation emissions
- Security and Safety
- Basic security clearance
- Own Tools/Equipment
- Steel-toed safety boots
- Work Site Environment
- Transportation/Travel Information
- Own vehicle; Valid driver’s licence
- Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
- Hand-eye co-ordination; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Standing for extended periods
- Work Location Information
- Rural area
- Personal Suitability
- Excellent oral communication; Excellent written communication; Client focus
Employment groups Help –
This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those self-identifying as a member of these groups: Newcomers to Canada, Veterans
How to apply
Intended job posting audience
Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.