Radiation Safety Technician (Commissioning)

  • Location

    Chester, Cheshire

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    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Contact:

    Dameon Hulse

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    1 year

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Job Purpose

This role provides independent advice and assurance to UCP to confirm that radiological safety control measures are functioning and being adhered in line with regulatory requirements.


  • Undertake assurance / audit surface contamination and radiation dose rate monitoring surveys as specified by the UCP RPA to ensure that radiation protection control measures are functioning.
  • Under the supervision of the UCP RPA, provides advice on radiation safety and contamination control.
  • Provides assistance to ensure the repair, maintenance, calibration and functional testing of radiological monitoring instruments is carried out to the schedule.
  • Acts as a Radiation Protection Supervisor for UCP's sealed sources. Carries out leak testing of UCP's sealed radioactive sources and contributes to maintaining source accountancy requirements.
  • Develops and delivers training and competency assessments for operational monitoring and radiation protection.
  • Acts as a mentor to operations and engineering technicians in the area of operational monitoring.
  • Advises on radiation safety and undertakes audits of compliance with radiation safety procedures.
  • Assists in the preparation of operational monitoring procedures.
  • Investigates events with radiological implications as directed by the Head of SHEQ.

Experience Required

  • Experience as an operational health physics surveyor
  • Experience of delivering training in operational monitoring
  • Technical expertise to use, specify, repair, maintain and calibrate radiological instruments.
  • Knowledge of radiation protection principles and practices
  • Technical expertise and interpersonal skills to be able to train and mentor others in radiological monitoring practices
  • Working knowledge of the Ionising Radiations Regulations
  • The ability to explain complicated concepts in simple terms
  • Ability to work on own initiative and programme own work

Vocational Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE's at Grade C or above to include Maths, English and Physics
  • Vocational training in radiation monitoring e.g NVQ or City and Guilds or equivalent
  • Train the trainer certificate or equivalent