University of Wisconsin


Job posting number: #7100596

Posted: May 23, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Office of Radiation Safety is hiring an additional Health Physics Technician to join our team. This individual will report directly to the Associate Radiation Safety Officer. The Health Physics Technician plays 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.

The Health Physics 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 is As Low As Reasonably Achievable. The Health Physics Technician is expected to regularly communicate with other members of Environment, Health and Safety staff to support the creation of a safe work environment.

This position will have a broad range of responsibilities which may include survey meter calibrations, distribution of radioactive material, radioactive waste handling and processing, radiological surveys, and more depending on skills and interest.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.
15% 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)
60% Assists with planning and executing technical inspections and consultations to measure compliance and identify practices that ensure safe operation of equipment
5% Assists with the planning of emergency plans and protocols
20% Survey meter calibrations, distribution of radioactive material, radioactive waste handling and processing, radiological surveys, and general Radiation Safety Program support.
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Associate or Bachelor's Degree

An Associate of Science degree or equivalent is preferred. Research and /or laboratory setting experience preferred. Experience with radioactive material is preferred.

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

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