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Radiation Protection Technician

Radiation Protection Technician

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
CA-ON-Port Hope
Department / Discipline 
Radiation Protection
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Fixed Term

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities


Wood is seeking Radiation protection (RP) Technician to join our dynamic world class team supporting one of the largest environment remediation projects in North America. Based in a thriving, south-eastern community, Port Hope, ON is accessible from the Durham Region; Peterborough, Oshawa, Whitby, Bowmanville, Courtice.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the site radiation protection program.
  • Measurement of gamma radiation fields
  • Measurement of surface contamination using either radiation detectors or swipe sampling
  • Collection of air samples
  • Management of personal dosimeters for the workforce
  • Deployment of radon monitors
  • Ensure control and calibration of all radiation detection equipment
  • Delivery of training to site workers
  • Summary and analysis of routine data for compilation into routine reports
  • Ensuring compliance with site radiation safety procedures by workers and visitors
  • Maintenance of RP facilities and equipment


Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering, radiation science or health physics (or related field) preferred OR College diploma / certificate in radiation science or radiation protection (or related field) preferred 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of radiation safety principles consistent with their background and training
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate in the english language, both written and verbal
  • Ability to sort, compile and summarize routine data using typical Microsoft Office products such as Excel
  • Perform all assigned tasks diligently and thoroughly assuring complete and accurate documentation as required
  • RP technicians are expected to actively support site activities by promptly responding to requests for RP services. Much of this work is outdoors
  • All of this work will be done in a team environment (other RP staff, site staff, other employees and other individuals who are on site)
  • Physical Labor: Radiation Protection Technicians are generally not involved in tasks that would be considered heavy labor
  • All RP techs must be capable of wearing PPE, including respirators if required; Site-specific radiation protection PPE will be provided
  • All RP Techs will be required to obtain the necessary Government of Canada security clearance


The site is nominally operated from sunrise to sunset Monday to Friday with a normal day being 10 hours (typically 0800-1800).   Adjustments based on the site requirements will be necessary from time to time. A shift includes a morning and afternoon break (one hour total).  

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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