Radiation Control Technician Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Monitors, controls, and processes radioactive materials and
radiation generating equipment.
first in a series of four classifications. Incumbents typically
spend the majority of their time working with deliveries of
radioactive materials, performing laboratory surveys, calibrating of
equipment, and routine disposing of waste materials. Incumbents work
with hazardous materials.
Examples of Duties:
- Processes routine incoming radioactive shipments.
- Performs standard laboratory radiation surveys.
- Collects routine and special samples; performs routine
sample analyses and processes analytical data.
- Participates in the radioactive waste program ensuring safe
collection, storage, packaging, transportation, and subsequent
disposal of radioactive waste.
- Operates calibration range and performs instrument
calibration on radiation measuring equipment including ion
chambers, pocket dosimeters, and proportional counters and G-M
counters using a variety of probes.
- Prepares and maintains complete, concise, and legible
records of all related radiation control activities.
- Makes routine and special observations of the status of
radiation control systems and summarizes data.
- Makes routine observations of status of approval holders,
rooms, and labs.
- Provides advice, assistance, and monitoring services to lab
personnel on routine radiation safety matters and during
contamination clean up.
- Participates in the area monitor measurement program.
- Participates in radiological disaster emergency drills and
actual emergencies as required.
- Arranges for the safe handling of radioactive materials
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of radiation monitoring instrumentation and
- Knowledge of, and ability to interpret and apply federal,
state, and university rules and regulations regarding radiation
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of radiation
- Knowledge of laboratory procedures and instrumentation, such
as liquid scintillation spectrometers, multi-channel analyzers,
and proportional counters.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Associate's degree or equivalent certification in Radiation or
Physical Sciences AND one year of radiation handling or monitoring
experience; OR, 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.
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