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Argonne National Laboratory Health Physics Technician in Lemont, Illinois

Health Physics Technician

Requisition Number: 407341 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): 119430 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 extensive training and instruction to be an effective health physics technician.

We expect you to have:

  • Desire to learn how to use radiation monitoring instruments and equipment to measure radiological conditions in the workplace for the protection of workers and the public.
  • Ability to learn and display competency on core fundamentals with regards to radiological control; including the following topics:

  • Basic Mathematics and Algebra

  • Unit Analysis and Conversion
  • Physical Sciences
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Sources of Radiation
  • Radioactivity and Radioactive Decay
  • Interaction of Radiation with Matter
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • External & Internal Exposure Control

  • Radiation Detector Theory

  • Interpersonal and communication skills required to interact effectively and tactfully with internal customers and to successfully develop effective working relationships.

  • Interest in learning the field and application of health physics.
  • Ability to follow procedures.
  • Some experience in customer service environment is preferred.

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

  • Health Physics Technician I – This level of skill is typically attained through completion of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Health Physics Technician II – This level of skill is typically attained through completion of an associate’s degree or equivalent with 1 or more years of working experience.

We offer work-life balance, professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth andpotential tuition reimbursement. Argonne also offers a comprehensive array of exceptional benefits to meet a variety of needs. In addition to medical, dental, life and disability coverage, you’ll have access to paid time off, a retirement plan with a generous match and a number of other benefits, such as onsite wellness facilities, an on-site child care center and auto and homeowners’ insurance.

Argonne National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists, engineers, and business professionals work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy , to protecting ourselves and our environment . Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale. At Argonne, we explore the world together in order to build a better one!

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