Posted on 5th May 2020
Radiation Safety Technician – EHS
Curium is the world’s largest nuclear medicine company with more than a century of industry experience. We develop, manufacture and distribute world-class radiopharmaceutical products to help patients around the globe. Our proven heritage combined with a pioneering approach are the hallmarks to deliver innovation, excellence and unparalleled service.
With manufacturing facilities across Europe and the United States, Curium delivers SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical solutions for life-threatening diseases to over 14 million patients annually. The name ‘Curium’ honors the legacy of pioneering radioactive researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, after whom the radioactive element curium was named and emphasizes our focus on nuclear medicine. The tagline ‘Life Forward’ represents our commitment to securing a brighter future for all those we serve: An enhanced quality of care for our patients. A trusted partner to our customers. A supportive employer to our valued team.
Summary of Position
The Radiation Safety Technician, EHS is reponsible for implementing portions of the Radiation Protection Program, Environmental Health & Safety Program, supporting policies, programs and procedures as directed by the Radiation Safety Officer.
The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of radiological assignments to monitor and minimize personnel exposures to radiological hazards and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and procedures. This position monitors radiation safety compliance by performing regular radiological surveys, perform instrument calibrations, conduct audits for working areas and processes as necessary, collect and analyze environmental samples. Support or lead specific aspects of the Radiation Protection Program and Environmental Health & Safety Program, as assigned.
Additionally, this position conducts personnel training to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Work at this level is distinguished by the application of technical knowledge of radiation safety, regulatory requirements and guidance as well as interpretation of radiological analyses. This position ensures a positive, safe, healthy, incident-free workplace. Perform similar and related duties as assigned. The use of respirators will be necessary.
- Conduct regular radiological surveys of facilities to ensure regulatory compliance.
- Conduct instrument calibrations, leak test of radiation-emitting sources, environmental sampling and analysis of radiological samples.
- Develop and implement Radiological Work Permits for non-routine radiological activities.
- Inspect and audit operations involving the use of radioactive materials to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, corporate and site policies, permits, procedures. Recommend and implement corrective actions when appropriate.
- Generate and maintain appropriate documentation and record keeping in accordance with program documentation requirements.
- Perform radiological incident investigations and present results to the Radiation Safety Officer or designee. Recommend and implement corrective actions where appropriate.
- Promote and implement safety programs to maintain a safe working environment through training, awareness, and compliance to policies, programs and procedures.
- Develop, implement and review Standard Operating Procedures relative to the safe use of radioactive materials and regulatory compliance.
- Review proposed regulations and evaluate potential program impacts.
- Provide radiological support to emergency conditions and response.
- Maintain compliance to federal, state, local, and industry radiation protection regulations.
- Participate as a department resource during internal company audits or regulatory agency (OSHA, EPA, NRC, MODNR, etc…) inspections.
- Conducting assigned EHS inspections according to SOP’s, communicating results of identified issues to supervision, and submit/maintain required database entry and form filing systems.
- Complete EHS permits according to current company policies and SOP’s, submittal for review and approval.
- Perform assigned department equipment preventive maintenance tasks and reporting activities.
- Participate in assigned Safety injury and Environmental incident investigations.
- Serve as chemical/radiological/biohazard emergency spill technician following procedures outlined in the site Emergency Response Plans and SOP’s.
- Maintain assigned EHS databases by collecting, entering and reporting of assigned EHS data and information.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of basic radiation, health physics principles, and math
- Basic technical writing • Basic knowledge of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations
- Basic knowledge of cyclotron operations
- Basic knowledge of gamma spectroscopy systems
- Basic knowledge of effluent and environmental sampling and analyses
- Basic knowledge of instrument calibration for radiation measurement devices
- Basic knowledge of radioactive waste management
- Associate’s degree or equivalent certification in radiation or physical sciences AND one year of radiation handling or monitoring experience; OR, high school education or equivalent AND three years of radiation monitoring experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Industrial production, laboratory and general office environment. Occasional exposure to radioactive materials may be necessary.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Curium is an equal opportunity employer and believes everyone deserves respect, dignity and equality. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.