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Radiation Safety Technician


Perform field operations in support of the University’s radiation safety program to achieve compliance with university, state, and federal regulations.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Performs and documents radiation safety inspections of radiological use facilities (audits, laboratory closures, pre authorized inspections, and other in lab services).
  • Conducts radiation monitoring, leak testing of sealed sources, and surveys for radioactive contamination. Analyzes samples and prepares reports of results.
  • Performs shipping and receiving of radioactive materials.
  • Performs routine maintenance, including calibration, of related monitoring equipment.
  • Generates and maintains safety, monitoring, and inventory records including written reports and databases.
  • May be responsible for radioactive waste management, including waste pick up, inventory, analyzing and disposal of radioactive and decayed radioactive waste.
  • May advise and assist personnel in operational aspects of the radiation safety program.
  • Ensures compliance with university, state, and federal regulations.

Education and Experience

High school diploma and two (2) years of appropriate experience. Appropriate vocational/ technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.

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