Competition # 400

Radiation Protection Surveyor

TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, is accepting applications from enthusiastic individuals interested in joining our current Radiation Protection team as a Surveyor. This team is a small, effective and very busy group within our Environment, Health and Safety Department (EHS). The EH&S mission is to provide TRIUMF management and staff with the tools and information to minimize the impact of TRIUMF operations on the environment, to ensure a healthy workforce and a safe workplace, so as to enable TRIUMF to maintain excellence in scientific research.

As a Surveyor, you will receive extensive on-the-job training from more senior members of the team, and you will be designated as s Nuclear Energy Worker after successfully completing our in-house radiation protection course. Once trained you will assist in monitoring all aspects of the radiation environment at TRIUMF, and in documenting the results for on-site safety records and for regulatory purposes. Specific responsibilities include routine surveys to monitor general radiological hygiene; sampling and assaying of radioactive effluent; calibration and testing of instrumentation used in these measurements; responding to radiation incidents and assisting in their resolution; and packaging and assaying radioactive waste for shipment off-site. Some aspects of the job require the incumbent to be physically able to participate in handling heavy containers weighing up to ~80 kg.

Our surveyors are required to interact directly with a wide variety of people of all levels and disciplines in order to clearly and effectively communicate detailed safety-related information. To be effective, you must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills which include clarity and accuracy in both speaking and listening, and you must be able to exercise tact and diplomacy in all interactions. Rounding this off is your ability to work equally well on your own, or in close co-operation with colleagues.

While the minimum qualifications include graduation from a relevant program at a technical college or university and some previous experience working in a lab environment, we are looking for candidates who also have experience or complimentary skills associated with industrial settings such as machine shops and warehouses, e.g.: large metal-cutting band saws, drills, and power tools; forklifts; crane rigging and operation. A working knowledge of the principles and practices of radiation protection, and the units and concepts of radiation dosimetry will be considered an asset. Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada: Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

The position is being offer initially for a 2 year term, with good possibility for a continuing appointment thereafter. The starting salary range is between $42k and $45k, and the position offers 3 weeks vacation to start, and a competitive health benefits plan.

TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Your complete application package should be submitted by email to and will include the following in one complete PDF file:

Applications will be accepted until 2013-09-06

TRIUMF Human Resources, 2013-08-22

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