The Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) Department is hiring for Radiation Safety Technicians to join our team. This position reports directly to the Associate Radiation Safety Officer. Radiation Safety Technicians play a key role in support and implementation of procedures and processes for the UW-Madison Radiation Safety Program. The Radiation Safety Program establishes radiation safety standards to ensure the health and safety of personnel who work with or who may be exposed to radiation and members of the general public are kept to a minimum.
This position will support radiation safety related responsibilities which include patient room preparations and decontamination, calibrating radiological instruments, picking up and processing radioactive waste and delivering radioactive materials on campus.
The Radiation Safety Technician integrates regulatory requirements and best practices with results from field observations into programmatic actions. They help ensure that radiation exposure to staff members, members of the public, and the environment are As Low As Reasonably Achievable. The Radiation Safety Technician is expected to regularly communicate with other members of EH&S staff to support the creation of a safe work environment.
Provides consultation, performs inspections, and contributes to emergency plan creation in a specific area of specialty so all work, recreation, and research can be performed safely and in compliance will all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and standards. Makes recommendations for the control of identified hazards and assesses hazards using relevant regulatory methodologies.
50% Provides basic knowledge and guidance to internal and external stakeholders in a specialized area of safety such as biosafety, chemical, hazardous materials, agriculture, lake, radiation, and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
20% Assists with planning and executing technical inspections and consultations to measure compliance and identify practices that ensure safe operation of equipment
10% Assists with the planning of emergency plans and protocols
20% Provides support for radiation safety related responsibilities which include patient room preparations and decontamination, calibrating radiological instruments, picking up and processing radioactive waste and delivering radioactive materials
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Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
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To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter through the online job board. We will also require contact information for three professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor. We will not contact your current supervisor without advance notice.
A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.
In the event you are required to work in or around animal facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical surveillance program.
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.