This position is covered by the AFSCME Technical Union. Union/Fair share deductions may be made.
Description of Position This is a mid-level safety technician position requiring technical monitoring and contamination assessment experience. Position is responsible for a wide variety of routine monitoring services, instrument calibration, x-ray QA measurements, safety inspections, and data management within a radiation safety program. This is a continuing position with a six-month probationary period.
Responsibilities 45% X-ray Compliance: Under the guidance of the X-ray Program Coordinator and Health Physicists, perform x-ray safety audits and equipment quality assurance measurements.
15% Laser Safety Compliance: Under the guidance of the Laser Safety Officer, assist with laser safety audits and inventory management.
10% Instrument Calibration and Repair: Calibrate portable radiation detection instrumentation. Coordinate factory repairs and calibration as necessary.
15% Assist Other Programs: Provide assistance for routine and special assessment of radioactive material use areas and laboratory surveys, patient room preparation and decontamination, participate in training of University staff, and other required services.
Required Qualifications Completion of a relevant two (2) year technical training program and a minimum of three (3) years work experience, or an equivalent combination of related education and relevant work experience totaling five (5) years. Demonstrated working familiarity with Microsoft desktop applications. Ability to lift 45 lbs. on a routine basis, and 75 lbs. occasionally. Ability to pass a pulmonary function test, be fitted for a respirator, and work in the respirator. Ability to work in a chemical environment without showing signs of chemical hypersensitivity
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of and experience with basic health physics, including radiation safety procedures. Skilled in the use of hand held radiation survey and detection equipment. Ability to do accurate and detailed record keeping, including generation of clear and concise reports. Familiarity and experience with client service programs and team work development skills desired.
Program/Unit Description The work is primarily performed in a general office setting with frequent research laboratory and clinical site visits. This position occasionally assists in incident or spill response during business hours.
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