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Radiological Control Technician

Job ID 3196 Date posted 06/12/2022

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

Organizational Overview

Maintaining and protecting the radiological safety and health of BNL employees, the public and the environment is our mission. Our professionals and technicians are certified and provide expertise in support of the overall BNL mission by use of field deployed Facility Support personnel, an accredited Personnel Monitoring service, a fully functional Instrumentation & Calibration facility, expertise in Radiological Engineering and the handling of Isotopes and Special Nuclear Materials.

Position Description

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a nonprofit research and development institution whose purpose is to advance ideas and knowledge through a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research. The Radiological Control Division (RCD) is seeking a qualified Radiological Control Technician (RCT) to help implement the BNL Radiological Control Program. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The primary function of the RCT is to provide field support to the Department/Organization where they are assigned with primary emphasis in Health Physics and radiological protection.
  • Perform radiological surveys for areas and release of materials
  • Issue TLDs and review TLD exposure results
  • Perform radiation exposure investigations
  • Evaluate radiological work
  • Assist in the development of radiological work permits and implement controls consistent with As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principles and practices
  • Provide industrial hygiene and industrial safety support by monitoring work activities for adherence to BNL and Occupational Safety and Health standards

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate's degree in a related scientific or engineering field.
  • A minimum six years of experience as a senior RCT (commercial nuclear, NRC or Agreement State Licensee, or DOE) radiation protection work activities.
  • The individual must also possess current 40-hour HAZWOPER training or be capable of passing HAZWOPER training.
  • Respirator qualified or capable of obtaining respirator qualifications. 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologist (NRRPT)
  • Meet the minimum qualifications specified in DOE-STD-1107-97,
  • Possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities for Radiation Protection Positions at DOE Facilities.
  • Successfully completed the Department of Energy (DOE) radiological control standardized core requirements and is or previously qualified as an ANSI 3.1 RCT 

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Lifting, moderate 15-30 lbs.
  • Continuous walking/standing
  • Heights-low to med haz < 5 ft
  • Confined spaces
  • Heat Stress-Env. or PPE
  • Driving lab vehicle-frequent
  • Alertness
  • Physical coordination & balance
  • Hear & understand speech

OTHER INFORMATION: (add if applicable)

  • A valid US Drivers license is required.
The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate technical level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required at the start of your employment.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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