The Contamination Monitor reports to the Contamination Monitor Leadhand, Sr. Radiation Surveyor or Health Physicist as specified by the RP Services Section Head.
The successful applicant will be expected to undertake and complete the formal training within the first 6 months and the on-the-job training to satisfy the requirements of a Contamination Monitor.
Under minimum supervision to provide assistance in the detection, determination and reporting of radioactive hazards, through performance of the following typical duties on an as required basis :
• To operate fixed or portable radiation detection instruments such as: beta gamma CAMs, in-line air samplers, bubblers, beta/gamma swipe castles, alpha swipe counters, hand and foot monitors, and frisker stations, as directed.
• To have sufficient understanding of all operations being carried out in a working area.
• To monitor, package and correctly label radioactive equipment or material slated for decontamination or disposal within the CRL Material Movement Control system.
• Assist Radiation Surveyors in providing radiological surveillance of ongoing work and assist personnel in monitoring for contamination and in dressing and undressing from protective equipment so as to minimize or prevent contamination.
• To operate equipment used in the decontamination processes.
• To assist in the processing (handling, packing, and monitoring) of radioactive waste and filling out appropriate paperwork.
• To issue supplementary personnel dosimeters and keep records as instructed.
• To direct, and perform as necessary, the work of the RP – G3 Utility Worker classification.
• To observe all applicable Plant regulations (safety, health, etc.).
• To assist in the training of other employees.
• To carry out other pertinent duties.
• Must have completed Grade 12 or equivalent
• Preference shall be given to candidates who have successfully completed the RP Group 2, Contamination Monitor’s Course.
• Applicants must complete or have completed the Utility Worker Aptitude Test.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Must be able to follow written or verbal instructions and have the ability to produce legible records of measurements or other observations.
• Must be familiar with the operation of applicable equipment (crane, forklift, motor vehicles, etc.) and have a valid permit to operate such equipment.
• Must be familiar, as required for RP duties, with buildings and areas in which duties are assigned and the decontamination methods, materials and equipment currently in use.
• Must be willing to undertake additional training appropriate to these duties.
• Must be knowledgeable in the use of protective equipment relating to radiation protection.
• Must have the ability to cope with heights and confined spaces.
• Must be able to work effectively with all groups of personnel.
• Must be able to meet physical demands analysis for the position.
• Must be able to pass required Respirator Fit Tests
• Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
AECL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.