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Argonne National Laboratory Health Physics Technician in Lemont, Illinois

Health Physics Technician

Requisition Number: 410165 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Safety and Quality Assurance Division: WSH-Worker Safety and Health

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): 119670 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Worker Safety and Health division invites you to consider applying for our Health Physics Technician opening. In this role, you will provide field and laboratory support for the Radiological Protection Program. You will measure, assess, and document radiological conditions in the workplace.

In this position, you will:

  • Complete required tasks without extensive supervision - critical thinking and problem solving are required
  • Engage and support research scientists and engineers with considerable interpersonal skill
  • Operate in a professional, single-site multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, with consistent schedule and work/life balance
  • Receive continued training and instruction
  • Have future opportunities to advance your career while remaining with the Lab

We expect you to have:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of radiation monitoring instruments and equipment including, but not limited to accelerator facilities, bench tops, glove boxes, hoods, and novel instrumentation.
  • Completion of DOE mandated radiological training and on-going continuous education coursework, as specified, is a requirement for this position, required to pass after two weeks (Practice tests can be found here: http://bit.ly/2bhmF6e )
  • Interpersonal and communication skills required to interact effectively and tactfully with internal customers and to successfully develop effective working relationships.
  • Some experience in customer service environment is preferred.

This role may be hired as a Health Physics Technician III or Sr. Health Physics Technician. The level will be determined by the final candidate’s level of education, experience, and skill.

  • Health Physics Technician III – This level of skill is typically attained through completion of an associate degree and with 2 or more years of related experience, or equivalent.
  • Sr. Health Physics Technician - This level of skill is typically attained through completion of an associate degree with 5 or more years of related experience, or equivalent.

This description documents the general nature of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties, and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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