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Radiation Safety Technician

  • Location

    Chester, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Dameon Hulse

  • Contact email:

    Dameon.Hulse@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    148789DHU_1534518277

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12mths

  • Expiry date:

    2018-08-31

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

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Purpose of job

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 .

Accountabilities

  • 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, barrier techniques and contamination control.
  • Oversees the specification, repair, maintenance, calibration and functional testing of radiological monitoring instruments.
  • 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.
  • Acts as a deputy of the Approved Dosimetry Service.
  • Maintains UCP's Monitoring Computer Database used to record survey, instrumentation and radioactive source data etc, forming the basis of the legal record.
  • Investigates events with radiological implications as directed by the Head of SHEQ.

Experience Required

  • Experience as an operational health physics monitor and radiation safety adviser

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